Greg Baugues (pronounced ‘bogus’) leads the Developer Community team at Twilio, where his mission is to encourage and amplify the developers building the future of communications.
Prior to his current role, Greg served on the Developer Evangelism team at Twilio, and worked in various roles for a software consultancy called Table XI for six years in Chicago. He has Type II Bipolar and ADHD and has been writing and speaking about mental illness in the developer community, ever since he lost a coworker, Caleb Cornman, to untreated mental illness. He moved from Chicago with his wife, daughter and dog, to Brooklyn in 2016. baugues.com is the best spot to learn more about me.
Mental Health – What You Can Do
Greg Baugues has bipolar disorder and ADHD. He spoke at BoS USA 2013 in an extraordinary talk that has been instrumental in helping start a conversation for many about mental health in tech. Today, he leads the Developer Community team at Twilio. In this short talk, he’ll update his story, and share some of the lessons he has learned that go beyond talk, with some thoughts and observations that will help you to support coworkers and others who we suspect might be struggling with their mental health.
Talking is the first step. How can you best support a co-worker who is strong enough to take it?