Bhavin Surela

Bhavin Surela

Director of Engineering at Twilio

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  • Friday 10th Feb6:00 PM

Emotionally intelligent, strengths-based management style, emphasizing coaching, autonomy, and alignment around a common vision. Passionate about two things: - Building business solutions to complex problems using technology. - Leading, mentoring and helping people in solving those problems. Shaping an engineering culture of continuous improvement and progress, fun, blameless accountability, honest debate, and doing things because they make sense and not because that's the way it is. Ability to balance between Right and Right Now. Understanding that most of the time, a Right Now fix ends up more expensive, but sometimes it is necessary to survive long enough to do Right fix. Experienced leader in developing Enterprise applications, Web development, AdTech, MarTech and Software Development. I love side gigs, I often have one thing or other going on. My most recent project was which helps javascript developers keep track of their js. Prior to that was as a volunteer work to help a friend, it is meant to empower museums of America. (This website is now deprecated by the owner) I am also an occasional blogger at

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Delivering Performance-Related Feedback

30 October

Bhavin Surela, Director of Engineering at Twilio, explains why delivering performance-related feedback is a cornerstone skill new managers need to master to the fullest and how it impacts conducting a performance evaluation.

Overcoming an Analysis Paralysis on Your Team

30 October

Bhavin Surela, Director of Engineering at Twilio, describes his efforts to end an “analysis paralysis” on his team by introducing processes that encouraged their bias to action.

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Climbing Up the Engineering Ladder

30 October

Bhavin Surela, Director of Engineering at Twilio, recalls his experience of climbing up the engineering ladder and emphasizes the importance of a proactive approach and being able to solve the most troublesome problems.

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