Founded: 2009

Encompasses: San Francisco Bay Area in California, USA

Chapter Website:

Women Only


Each Chapter manages its own social media presences and group membership

Upcoming Events for CodeChix Bay Area
  • DevPulseCon 2018
    When: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:00 AM – Saturday, April 21, 2018 at …

Chapter Lead: Rupa Dachere


Rupa Dachere is the Executive Director and Founder of, a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives. She is also a Member of Technical Staff at VMware and holds Advisory roles at the Stanford GAP-For-Good program and the Dept. of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Rupa has worked at multinationals and startups spanning Telecom/Datacom, Mobile and Virtualization industries for about two decades. Her dream is to one day have parity in the number of female and male engineers in academia and industry. Rupa is a recipient of the IEEE EAB Award for Meritorious Achievement in Informal Education and the Anita Borg Institute, Pass-It-On Awards. Learn more about her at

Under her leadership, CodeChix has grown to over 1500 members and has chapters in the Bay Area and Seattle/Redmond. She has taken CodeChix from a grassroots group to a fiscally sponsored non-profit so that she and her excellent core team can bring technical workshops and events to all women (as well as men in some cases) that want to continue improving their skills and learning throughout their careers and life.

She is an active technical speaker and panelist and has spoken at Grace Hopper (2012, 2013), PyCon (2013, 2014), VMWorld, NCWIT Aspirations Award for High School Girls, International Women’s Day at Google, OSCON and many more.

Rupa currently works as a Member of Technical Staff at VMware. Connect with Rupa via LinkedIn. Check out her page here for more details.

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