Chalcy Raja is a 15+ year veteran of the IT industry who has been attending and promoting DevNexus for the past 8 years . She has been a trailblazer in the area of big data, having worked as a data engineer, big data architect, and platform architect for analytics in various organizations since 2010. She coaches technology teams at various companies and recently launched the Equifax Women in Big Data Forum to help women connect and grow. She has a Master’s degree in Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, India and came to Louisiana Tech for a Doctoral program. She enjoys volunteering with non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and is passionate about empowering women in technology. As a senior female leader in a male-dominated industry, she is dedicated to breaking through barriers for women. She specializes in building high performance teams.