Hello! I'm Nitya. "Vanakkam" is how you say Hello in Tamil, my mother tongue, and one of the ancient languages of India.
I've been in tech for 20+ years focused on systems & software research, development and education.
- I'm a PhD in Computer Engineering. My thesis focused on middleware for survivable distributed Java systems.
- I'm a Parent. I believe in lifelong learning and instilling a sense of curiosity and creativity in kids.
- I'm a Community Builder. I've founded tech meetups (NYC, Hudson Valley) & organized dev confs (DevFestNYC, IWD NYC)
- I'm a Cloud Advocate. I joined the FusionDevs team in Microsoft Developer Relations to empower mobile, web and citizen devs.
- I'm a Visual Storyteller. It started as a self-care strategy and is now about creative communications. Let's #SketchTheDocs
My mission statement:
I want to make complex concepts understandable to diverse audiences in ways that drive actionable impact.
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