Vaishali Thakkar is working as a Linux Kernel engineer at Oracle. She works on memory management part of the kernel and a tool Coccinelle to find/fix bugs in the Linux kernel. She previously worked as an Outreachy intern on project Coccinelle. Her area of interest includes embedded systems, operating systems and computer architecture. She is associated with many open source internship programs like GSoC, RGSoC, Learn It Girl, GCI etc as a mentor/organizer.