Anna is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer for Google Australia, but she didn’t grow up as one of those kids who was always playing around with computers. Instead, a love of maths and puzzles led her to take a computer science subject in high school, where she first learned programming. Combining a passion for languages and debating, and the challenge of programming to solve problems, Anna attended the University of Queensland, and earned dual degrees - one in English Literature; and one in Software Engineering - and completed an honours thesis on machine learning for medical diagnostics.
An engineer at heart, Anna has spent the last five years working at Google optimising and safeguarding the smooth performance of products like Google Photos and Google Cloud. She enjoys the technical challenge of managing systems large enough to store the photos of hundreds of millions of people, or host the businesses of a diverse range of cloud customers.