Hi, My Name is Rakshita Kaulgud

Engineer | Economics buff | Enjoys good books and a good cup of coffee

About Me

Hi there! I am Rakshita Kaulgud, and I’m a software engineer with a keen interest in cloud computing. Originally from Bengaluru, India, I now call Charlottesville home.
When I’m not glued to my laptop, you can usually find me curled up with a good book and a cup of coffee. An avid reader with interests in business, technology, history, society and philosophy, I love meeting new people and ideas!

You can connect with me on Linkedin and find random thoughts on Twitter.
You can find my reading list on Goodreads.



  • Java
  • Python
  • C#
  • SQL


  • Flask
  • Python Django
  • Spring Boot
  • .Net Framework


  • Docker
  • Microservices Architecture
  • AWS
  • REST
  • MySQL
  • React
  • Angular



  • Aug 2019 - Dec 2020
  • University of Virginia
  • Masters in Computer Science
  • Sept 2011 - Sept 2016
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Engineering

My Experience

  • Feb 2021 - Present
  • VMware Inc.
  • Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Member of Technical Staff
  • May 2020 - Aug 2020
  • VMware Inc.
  • Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Intern - Cloud Software Engineer
  • Aug 2016 - Aug 2019
  • NetApp India Private Ltd.
  • Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Member of Technical Staff - Software Developer


  1. Cloud Resume Challenge

    Attempted Forrest Brazeal's Cloud Resume Challenge, and documented my experience in the following blog.


1. Code for Charlottesville - Core Team Member

  1. Lead the technical consulting arm of Code for Charlottesville that partners with local non profits.
  2. Work with a team of developers to build a centralized application to aid Charlottesville housing navigators in finding affordable housing.

2. AWS Educate Cloud Ambassador

  1. Conduct workshops, seminars and information sessions to promote AWS
  2. Work with Student Ambassadors across the globe and participate in focus group discussions on various new AWS services