Khalea here! There's a lot that I could say, but to keep it simple: i'm doing a lot of learning myself, and trying to help others along the way. That's what this site is for — not only to chronicle my professional progress, but to pass on engineering knowledge that I accumulate as I experiment, fail, and grow.
On a personal note, I enjoy spending my free time primarily with friends — could be doing something as simple as watching a movie or going for a walk. I also play piano, guitar, video games, and longboard. I'm doing a lot of hiking lately, and want to eventually do an insane hiking trip along the California coast (and other places later on).
Working as a Data Engineer
Even got my Snowflake Computing SnowPro certification!
Won 3rd in Grant Thornton GT-IDEA Case Competition
I proposed solutions to address environmental concerns (modular construction, ground source heating, high efficiency HVAC units). My tiny team of 2 beat 11 other teams!
Graduated from Indiana University 👩🏽🎓
Interned at Virgin Pulse as a Software Engineer
This was a great rotational program — I worked with Android, Angular, AWS, and even did some site reliability & support engineering!
Won 2nd in GEICO Hacktivates Hackathon
I built out the recommendation engine for a Discord chatbot that suggests music, & created the front-end for our web app. Check it out on Github.
Participated in MIT's Reality Virtually Hackathon
I love architecture & urban planning, so I pitched & built a VR urban planning tool with my two amazing teammates. Also scored a free VR headset from Microsoft.
Attended O'Reilly x Google Cloud Open Source Software Conference in Portland
I was fortunate enough to recieve a scholarship to attend this conference in Portland! My favorite learning track was on Natural Language Processing with Python.
Attended Square's Code Camp in NYC
I had the most amazing time in this program! I met so many incredible women and got the chance to explore NYC for an extended period of time. This was genuinely one of the most fun experiences I've ever had.
Attended Twilio Signal in San Francisco
I was again fortunate enough to be awarded a scholarship to go to this conference. I learned a ton at the workshops here and had a lot of fun building small projects.
Joined Women in Computing Board at IU