Software Developer's Journey
#99 Anjana Vakil mastered her debilitating curiosity
May 4, 2020 · 49 min
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Anjana started by clarifying what Computational Linguistics is, and the research she did in this field. We then talked about idiomatic programming and echo-chambers, which led us to talking about communities. Anjana then described the coding retreat she did in 2015 and how it was a forming experience in her life. We finished the interview by talking about Developer Advocacy and Public Speaking.

Anjana suffers from a debilitating case of curiosity, which led her from philosophy to English teaching to computational linguistics to software development. As a developer/advocate at Observable, she can often be found coding from her home base in San Francisco; that is, when she's not speaking at events around the world to share the joy of programming and promote a more diverse, equitable, and ethical tech industry. Ask her about the Recurse Center, Outreachy, and Mozilla TechSpeakers!

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