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Rupa Dachere
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On growth trajectories for women engineers/developers
I subscribe to a few mailing lists for devs and someone asked a question regarding career path for developers/engineers and keeping up with what I call the "new college grad" syndrome, i.e., early 20's, can do all-nighters easily and armed with the latest/g...
I subscribe to a few mailing lists for devs and someone asked a question regarding career path for developers/engineers and keeping up with what I call the "new college grad" syndrome, i.e., early 20's, can do all-nighters easily and armed with the latest/greatest skill set from uni. etc.
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Mentorship... and hurdles
I saw a post today by an EMC exec on mentorship: http://chucksblog.emc.com/chucks_blog/2014/09/on-being-a-mentor-and-being-mentored.html There are some good points in it specifically around the fact that very few people are "good/capable" mentors and even f...
I saw a post today by an EMC exec on mentorship: http://chucksblog.emc.com/chucks_blog/2014/09/on-being-a-mentor-and-being-mentored.html. There are some good points in it specifically around the fact that very few people are "good/capable" mentors and even fewer are "good/capable" mentees.
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I know that part of the benefit to the mentor was to off-load work, but since I know both of them I can say that the offloaded work was well chosen; that is, it's meaningful work, not getting rid of the nasty stuff that no one wants to touch. (We can talk about it more specifically in IRC later if you are interested. I'm reluctant to publicly name the people involved only because I don't know if they would both be OK with it.)

For my part, I have a hard time doing this kind of thing. I'm not good at delegating; I like what I do and would generally prefer to do it myself. That's one of my weaknesses (I hope that doesn't sound too immodest).

I see the difference between the two kinds of mentoring.  I don't really understand the kind that the article talks about; I have no experience with it on either end.
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VMware showcased me today for my acceptance for the third year in a row to Grace Hopper.  This time I'll be speaking about PiDoorbell.
At VMware, we celebrate taking bold bets. Meet Rupa, Member of Technical Staff and instigator of innovation, and discover how she inspires others to be true to themselves while creating change within the community at the 2014 Grace Hopper Conference. Rupa_Dachere_2 Name: Rupa Dachere ...
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Onward...
This year, so far, has been a crazy, busy, and mostly, very difficult year for me.   Between work (for which I get paid), CodeChix work (for which I don't get paid and, often, have to pay from my pocket), personal life (great upheavals) and getting hit with...
This year, so far, has been a crazy, busy, and mostly, very difficult year for me. Between work (for which I get paid), CodeChix work (for which I don't get paid and, often, have to pay from my pocket), personal life (great upheavals) and getting hit with pneumonia in the first quarter (dragging ...
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PiDoorbell hardware kits ready for shipping to PyCon Montreal !!  Contains breadboard, jumper wires, ultrasonic sensor, wifi dongle, resistors, LED, SD card and serial tty cable!  I think the attendees will be happy.
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For PyCon 2014 attendees for the PiDoorbell Tutorial
I had emailed a welcome message to all the attendees via the PyCon tutorial site and after pinging a couple of people, realized that nobody received the email!   So, I've ping the PyCon tutorial organizers about this and while they investigate this bug, I'm...
I had emailed a welcome message to all the attendees via the PyCon tutorial site and after pinging a couple of people, realized that nobody received the email! So, I've ping the PyCon tutorial organizers about this and while they investigate this bug, I'm writing a blog post to let our attendees ...
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Grace Hopper - 3rd year in a row
A couple of weeks ago, I had the good fortune of attending and speaking at Grace Hopper (USA) about PiDoorbell.  This was the third year in a row that I spoke at GHC.  In 2012, Chiu-ki Chan, Christina Schulman and I did our first major talk about "Letter to...
A couple of weeks ago, I had the good fortune of attending and speaking at Grace Hopper (USA) about PiDoorbell. This was the third year in a row that I spoke at GHC. In 2012, Chiu-ki Chan, Christina Schulman and I did our first major talk about "Letter to my younger self - Things I wish I knew ...
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Wow - someone actually remembered my talk from GHC 2012 !
I attended a Systers/GHC meetup this evening at Google and was blown away when a young girl walked up to me and said: "Rupa, I wanted to say Hi again.  I met you in 2012 in Baltimore at GHC and still remember your talk on Negotiation!  It was so memorable."...
I attended a Systers/GHC meetup this evening at Google and was blown away when a young girl walked up to me and said: "Rupa, I wanted to say Hi again. I met you in 2012 in Baltimore at GHC and still remember your talk on Negotiation! It was so memorable." Good grief - I was quite flattered ...
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VMware picks up my PiDoorbell GHC acceptance to showcase me
Well,  PiDoorbell got accepted at GHC this year and I'll be presenting there in a couple of weeks. Since VMware is a big sponsor this year, I got showcased for my talk and to help with recruiting/inspiring women engineers. http://vmw.re/ZH13sQ   This talk w...
Well, PiDoorbell got accepted at GHC this year and I'll be presenting there in a couple of weeks. Since VMware is a big sponsor this year, I got showcased for my talk and to help with recruiting/inspiring women engineers. http://vmw.re/ZH13sQ. This talk will be a 20 min version instead of the ...
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Recap of PyCon and the PiDoorbell tutorial
Better late than never as they say..... It's been a couple of months since our PyCon trip and our first workshop on PiDoorbell. The CodeChix team of Deepa Dhurka, Akkana Peck, Serpil Bayraktar, Lyz Krumbach and Stuart Easson was absolutely phenomenal !! We ...
We all left the bay area on our designated days and sync'd up in beautiful (and relatively cold) Montreal a day before our workshop. The hardware arrived safely (was held up in customs for a couple of days) and I breathed a huge sigh of relief. And then we discovered that we needed to prepare ...
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I had emailed a welcome message to all the attendees via the PyCon tutorial site and after pinging a couple of people, realized that nobody received the email! So, I've pinged the PyCon tutorial organizers about this and while they investigate this bug, I'm writing a blog post to let our ...
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On International Women's Day
It was International Women's Day on March 8 - just a couple of days ago. I was at the Women TechMaker's Summit at Google Mt. View (won a lottery ticket) and I was blown away by the incredible women that presented. And several women asked me if I had written...
It was International Women's Day on March 8 - just a couple of days ago. I was at the Women TechMaker's Summit at Google Mt. View (won a lottery ticket) and I was blown away by the incredible women that presented. And several women asked me if I had written a blog for IWD.
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