Goodbye, Twilio

The author shares their conflicting emotions about leaving their job at Twilio after four years of employment. They clarify that it was their own decision to leave and not due to a layoff. The author reminisces about the famous Twilio billboard on the 101 freeway in San Francisco that symbolized the company’s focus on and support for developers. However, with internal changes at Twilio, the billboard has also undergone a redesign, indicating a shift in the company’s priorities to focus more on collecting and using customer data for the purpose of driving sales. The author expresses difficulty aligning with this new vision of Twilio and is now seeking a new developer-first company to join.

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