Swati Vauthrin is VP of Engineering at BuzzFeed, the cross-platform, global network for news and entertainment. As the VP of Engineering, she leads a team focused on creating BuzzFeed’s consumer experiences for BuzzFeed.com, BuzzFeed mobile apps and more. She is responsible for the technical direction of many key initiatives including BuzzFeed’s Tasty, the largest food network in the world. Swati serves as a leading mentor for many junior members of the Tech team ensuring they have the necessary support to grow in their careers and have a clear path forward. She is also the founding member of two innovative groups that promote women at BuzzFeed — Women in Dev which holds events and run initiatives to promote more Women in the Tech field as well as NY Womxn which provides an opportunity for Women across BuzzFeed to connect on topics they are value as important to their growth. In addition, she also manages the Tech at BuzzFeed initiative to grow the BuzzFeed Tech brand, producing thought leadership events that bring together the tech community in New York City to share ideas and innovate together. During her time with BuzzFeed Swati was named one of the top 10 Engineering Leads in New York City closing the gender gap by Built in NYC. Swati’s other full-time job is being a mother to her daughter Sundari and son Siddhartha.
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