Monday, November 4, 2013

Indidoll Taara in Silicon Valley

Hello friends,

This is Indidoll Taara. As you know, my favorite subjects at school are science and math. Do you know all the internet and apps that you love to play with are developed by people who love working in computer science and telecommunications? The largest number of such people are currently working in "Silicon Valley" in California, USA. It is home to many of the world's largest technology companies as well as thousands of start-ups.

I would like to tell you about some cool technology companies and talk about people working in them. So I went there.

Indidoll Taara at Google

First I went to Google. Google is the most popular search engine on the internet. Besides search, People at Google are involved leading research in various technologies. All technology companies are ready to hire people who excel in math and science and Google is no exception. Your love for math and science will allow you to work in such cool and diverse technologies of future as self-driving cars and artificial meat!
Indidoll Taara at Yahoo

My next stop was Yahoo. Yahoo is another big internet corporation located in Sunnyvale, California. It is currently headed by one of the most powerful businesswomen Marissa Mayer who joined Yahoo from Google. Mayer graduated with honors from Stanford University with a B.S. in symbolic systems and an M.S. in computer science. For both degrees, her specialization was in artificial intelligence.

Indidoll Taara at Facebook
Indidoll Taara at Stanford University

Then I went at Facebook headquarters. Facebook is the most popular social network in the world with more than a billion people connected to each other through it. Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In her interview here, she says, "We were raised in my generation with - You can do anything". 

Finally I went to Stanford University. It is one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Some of the topmost research in machine learning and artificial intelligence is being done in this school. Imagine contributing to technologies used in self-learning robots and mission to Mars when you grow up!

There I came across an organization called She++ started by girl students. It encourages girl students to develop love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

I think that technology will be everywhere in our future. I would like you to be curious about things around you and don't be afraid to ask questions. Learn while having fun and one day, when you grow up, you will be a part of a team designing a spaceship to travel the universe! Wouldn't that be a lot of fun?

Next time I will talk about my visit to companies in "India's Silicon Valley" - Bangalore.

See you around,

Your best friend Taara