Neetha Lenka - Information Developer, Architecture & Technology 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?

Neetha Lenka

Q: What’s your job title?

Information Developer

Q: What you have been up to today?

Writing about the next generation computer architecture.

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

I got interested in technology first when I watched my uncle assemble a computer for me. That lead to developing a passion, and then the passion translated to a career.

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

Math, computer science, biology, chemistry, languages.

Q: Who was your favourite teacher and why?

My first computer teacher - she introduced me to a world of fun, which I now call a career.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

The blend of computers and language - two things I love.

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

Stretch Your Brain – If something seems difficult, have a go at it before you admit defeat.

Try your hands at everything - you'll learn a lot!

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?

Personally, I've not faced any challenge being a woman in the industry. Just be yourself.