Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
Rupa Dachere

Rupa Dachere
Founder, CodeChix

Website | @codechix

Rupa Dachere is the founder and executive director of CodeChix, a 501( c )3 charitable nonprofit dedicated to the education, advocacy, and mentorship of women engineers in industry. Rupa has been a software engineer and tinkerer for decades and loves to learn new technologies and skills and share her knowledge with others. A recognized speaker and panelist at PyCon, OSCON, the Grace Hopper conference, and several international conferences, Rupa is known for her straight talk about the challenges that women face in the tech industry and her dedication to addressing the retention issue through her unique annual technical conference, DevPulseCon, which focuses on open source. Rupa holds a degree in computer science from the University of Colorado Boulder. She received awards from the IEEE and ABI. You can learn more about her at Rupadachere.com.

Sessions

5:05pm5:45pm Thursday, July 18, 2019
Secondary topics:  Customer Centered
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Studies done by the NSF and the Anita Borg Institute highlight that up to twice as many women drop out of the technical ladder in the corporate world compared to men. Rupa Dachere outlines how CodeChix used open source to successfully build a community of technical women from the corporate world to address the technical retention problem. Read more.