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Rupa Dachere
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Software developer, Founder & Evangelist for CodeChix.org, food lover, hiker, gardener and too many more things to write down here...
Software developer, Founder & Evangelist for CodeChix.org, food lover, hiker, gardener and too many more things to write down here...

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OSCON 2017 talk experience
After many years, I gave a talk at OSCON yesterday on my experiences with starting and running CodeChix over the last 8+ years.  Something I tend not to talk about.  My slides are posted at:  https://t.co/GrPupvs18m . Initially, Nithya Ruff had proposed a t...

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Open source legal implications, licenses and their impact...
When you join a tech company, you usually end up signing some sort of employment agreement contract which, if you read carefully ( you MUST read this thoroughly ), probably states all sorts of restrictions on what you can or cannot do/own and the rights of ...

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On open source - scratching the surface
At CodeChix, we have
always been strong proponents of open source in all it's forms   - software, hardware,   design, photography etc.   It's a fundamental   requirement for all programs that we run
(tech talks, hands-on workshops and hacking sessions) and ...

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Coder[xx] - a resounding splash in a rather still and brackish pond...
It's been about two weeks since the inaugural CodeChix hyper-technical conference ( Coder[xx] ).  And I'm still recovering from it.  To all the nay-sayers (both companies and individuals) who thought this is something that is not needed given the plethora o...

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On Code Reviews - Part 1 of 3
I've been pondering writing about this topic for a while and never really had the time to corral my thoughts and write it up.  Until I flew to GHC and had time at the airport and on the plane :). This is not an exhaustive coverage of code reviews and is mea...

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My dream coming true... fingers crossed
A dream and a hope that I had 4 years ago is finally coming to fruition - all due to the gumption and hard work of a handful of volunteers who all decided at the end of July that they would really like to make my dream come true. And that they really didn't...

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KQED Newsroom
Here's the video.  No, that's not me in the first picture.

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On panels and interviews...
I was on a panel interview today regarding the topic of "Women in Technology"/"Diversity". And it reminded me why I stopped doing interviews and panels altogether. It was nerve-racking.  I had lots of make-up on (necessary according to the really nice woman...

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Building a Theremin using an Arduino for all of $40
We had an excellent workshop in May on the Arduino Uno and used it to build a Theremin !!  Our very own Sushma Rao (represented CodeChix at Grace Hopper 2014 for her OpenCL talk with Sthiti Deka) organized this event.  And it was a crowd pleaser for sure.  ...

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Patience pays off - 501(c)3 Independent status
Well, CodeChix is now an independent 501(c)3 educational non-profit !! I got the paperwork from the IRS earlier this year and then, well, life happened.   And everything took a back seat till I got my job, health and responsibilities were sorted and am just...
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