Speaker: Shwetha Nagaraja

Software Engineer @Autodesk

Shwetha Nagaraja builds robust and intuitive 3D visualization products and services. Her belief in the importance of visualization stems from her childhood, during which she found she learned more effectively from visual communication than traditional books. After attaining her computer-science bachelor's degree in Bangalore and master's degree in Boston, she moved to her current home, San Francisco, to join Autodesk as a software engineer. At Autodesk, she specializes in building highly scalable web-based software that lets customers visualize and collaboratively edit architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing data without the overhead of installing complex specialized software. She is known for her collaborative working style, which she feels contributes to increased efficiency and avoids redundant efforts, while encouraging social interaction and cross-pollination. She strongly believes in the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry, and for the last two years has served on the leadership team of Autodesk Women in Leadership, Autodesk's oldest and largest employee resource group, which empowers employees to achieve their full leadership potential. In her free time she enjoys dance, interior design, fashion, and keeping the pulse of popular trends on the web and throughout the world.

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Proposed Tracks

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

  • Disrupting Technology on Wall Street

  • Resilience vs Failure in Architecture

  • The Weeds of Distributed File Systems

  • Organizational Agility

  • Product & Customer Focused Teams

  • Just Culture (Blameless Culture)

  • Modern CS in the Real World

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

  • Machine Learning and AI in the New Decade

  • Evolving Java - Including K8s/Containers, Kotlin and Impact on AOT

  • Ethical Considerations in Software

  • Microservices and Scalability

  • Container Slinging

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)