Dharini is a Staff Software Engineer at Twitter. She has a decade of experience spanning the gamut of the technology stack from device drivers to android platform applications to large scale backend systems. Her current focus is solving large scale distributed system challenges. She currently works on Twitter’s ad platform where she wrangles complex services to run at scale. She has previously worked on NVIDIA’s GPUs as well as Amazon’s ground breaking Echo devices. Dharini is passionate about supporting and empowering the next generation of women technology leaders and takes opportunities to mentor women both at her workplace as well as through US Department of State’s initiatives like TechWomen. She is a Technical Advisor to NASA and SpaceML and worked with citizen scientists to use big data to combat climate change and has spoken about her work at conferences like Berlin Buzzwords. When she gets a few free moments, she loves spending time outdoors hiking with her dog Bailey, snowboarding or curling up indoors with books and dabbling in painting.