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, as well as a senior member of the technical staff at VMware. 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 the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the recipient of awards from the IEEE and ABI. You can learn more about her at Rupadachere.com.
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