Frame Shift Consulting provides engaging and inclusive training to tech companies. Since 2015 we have worked with more than 50 tech companies, ranging from household names to brand-new startups. Read more about our work on our press page.

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Valerie Aurora

Founder and principal consultant Valerie Aurora has been teaching at tech companies since 2012. Prior to that, she spent over ten years working as an open source software engineer. She is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Valerie co-founded and served as executive director of the Ada Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women in open technology and culture. In this role, she led the creation of the Ally Skills Workshop and taught it to dozens of tech companies. She has helped create training programs for dozens of technology companies, ranging from large multi-national software companies with tens of thousands of employees to ten-person startups.

Prior to the Ada Initiative, Valerie worked as an open source software engineer for over ten years, specializing in the Linux kernel and file systems. Valerie was one of the recipients of the 2013 O’Reilly Open Source Award for her work advocating for women in open source and her technical contributions to Linux file systems.