Vaidehi Deo - Graduate Software Engineer, Technology Services Group

Today we celebrate the influence of a world-renowned mathematician who is credited with being the world’s first computer programmer. Working with another early computer pioneer, Ada Lovelace created the first known algorithm and, as a result, made a significant contribution to the world of technology. ARM is a proud sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day and as part of the celebration, we're featuring a few of the many women that help drive the engineering community at ARM.

Q: What’s your full name?

Vaidehi Deo

Q: What’s your job title?

Graduate Software Engineer

Q: What you have been up to today?

Developing new programs, learning new programming languages or frameworks, understanding existing code, debugging and the favorite one is developing new logic. So basically- Coding, coding, coding!

Q: How and when did you first get interested in a career in technology? Have you always worked in tech?

I have always worked in the tech field. In school, we were lightly introduced to programming and we were asked to develop a simple addition, subtraction code in basic C language and surprisingly I was the only one who actually could implement that successfully. And after that I pursued software engineering as my major in college.

Q: What were your favourite subjects at school and why?

Maths and Marathi Literature. Specifically Marathi Literature because of my teacher, Mrs. Joshi. And Maths because I enjoyed it and was really good at it.

Q: Who was your favourite teacher and why?

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Joshi, my Language/Literature teacher, as I liked her explaining origins of words in my native language!

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

It’s challenging and when you apply logic and it works it is a great satisfying feeling.

Q: ARM sponsors HackLab, who follows what they call the 'Hacker Code'. Which one is the most important to you and why?

"Go find out"

Googling and browsing will help in gaining more knowledge!

Q: Women face many challenges in the technology industry but also bring many strengths. What do you think is the best part of being a woman in tech?

The best part of being a women in tech is understanding balance between work and life.