Greg Baugues


Developers and Depression

I have bipolar and ADD, and have spoken quite a bit about destigmatizing mental illness in the tech community. There are several videos of this talk floating around the Internet, but this one from the Business of Software is my favorite:

How I Taught My Dog to Text Me Selfies

Based on the blog post I wrote for Twilio. If this talk had a subtitle it would be something like “An introduction to hardware hacking using the Arduino Yun and Python.”


It was an honor to speak at RailsConf about WebRTC, one of the technologies we’re using at Twilio to fulfill our mission of changing communications forever.

A panel on Mental Health

Last year I participated on panels about mental health at Distill and php{tek} put on by Engine Yard’s Prompt initiative. I really dig the panel format on this topic because mental illness looks different to everyone who goes through it and these panels make openly discussing your illness look like something that’s commonplace as opposed to something that’s only done by a lone “hero.”

How to Hack Conversations

Or, more accurately, How to have a conversation with anyone, and have them feel it was the most interesting conversation they’ve had all day. Originally meant to teach socially awkward programmers to re-frame social interaction as an engineering challenge, but it’s well received by general audiences as well.

Code like a Chef

A lightning talk based on my Code Like a Chef series, read by over 25,000 people.

Sprinkling Pixie Dust

A PechuKucha (20 slides x 20 seconds) on what I learned about customer service by picking up trash at The Magic Kingdom.

Other Engagements