Dominique (Dom) DeGuzman is a community & self-taught software engineer with a background in systems engineering and public speaking. Dom jumped into software and tools development after a failed comedy career and years of provisioning development machines. After working on multiple Platform engineering teams, she now focuses on creating and maintaining product standards for reliability, scalability and security while helping maintain tools and infrastructure as a DevOps.
Alongside development, Dom is one of the founding members of Twilio's diversity and inclusion initiative, runs a group called "Diversity Advocates", and previously heavily involved with organizations such as Lesbians Who Tech, Alliance Health Project and TurnOut. She spends her non-engineering time traveling speaking about diversity and inclusion, battling brogrammer culture, impostor syndrome, and encouraging more underrepresented minorities in the field to pursue a future in STEM.