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Helena Bales

Software Engineer, Pivotal


Helena Bales is a Software Engineer at Pivotal working on Geode, an in-memory data grid, and on the leadership team of Portland's Out In Tech chapter. While at Oregon State University, they helped to lead Oregon's first space mission, helped found a small satellite lab at the University of Georgia, and wrote software to support the ongoing operation of the International Space Station. At Pivotal, they have contributed to performance gains and testing on Geode and been an outspoken advocate for Diversity & Inclusion. In their spare time, Helena likes to paint, and hang out with their pet hedgehog and many plants.