About

My name is Mira Baliga and I’m from Cupertino, California. I currently live in Maryland, where I attend the University of Maryland, College Park.

I’m a computer science major and Spanish minor. I wrote an article about how we can get more girls interested in programming, and I developed an iPhone app called Allot Expense Tracker that is available on the Apple App Store now!

I’m also a passionate social activist. I’ve lobbied Congress with the ACLU, and I’m currently on the planning team for Equals Equals, a hackathon for under-represented minorities in computer science.

In my spare time I enjoy drawing and painting (check out my DeviantArt profile! ). I also love dogs, and although I don’t currently own one, I would love to adopt a corgi someday.

Timeline

  • Pinterest

    Software Engineering Intern

    Summer 2017

    ~Redesigned user representation in search and profile feeds to increase user-to-user interaction

    ~Monitored changes via Pinterest’s internal analytics tool to see what metrics were changed

    ~Migrated a deprecated feature over to a modular, abstracted framework




  • Girls Who Code Club

    Teaching Assistant

    2016-present

    ~Serve as an assistant instructor for the Girls Who Code club at my university

    ~Serve as a mentor and supervisor for twenty middle/high school girls from the local area without previous programming experience

    ~Assist with curriculum development and supervise the students' final projects




  • Equals Equals Hackathon

    Administrative Team Member

    2016-present

    ~Am part of a team planning a hackathon for under-represented racial minorities in computer science

    ~Develop sponsorship packages and corporate partnership deals for companies to donate to the organization

    ~Plan fundraising and outreach events for University of Maryland students and local high school students




  • Stanford Girls Teaching Girls To Code

    Lead High School Liaison

    2015-2016

    ~Worked with a small group of high school girls within the Stanford computer science organization 'Girls Teaching Girls to Code'

    ~Served as a bridge between the organization's officers and high school students

    ~Planned an Hour of Code (hackathon) event at a local high school for girls with no previous computer science experience




  • Cupertino Block Leader Program

    Volunteer Block Leader

    2014-2016

    ~Appointed by the City of Cupertino to serve as a liaison between the government and Cupertino residents

    ~Was the contact point between the city and dozens of families in my neighborhood

    ~Collaborated with hundreds of other Cupertino residents to empower the community and educate residents about safety and preparedness




Skills

SOFTWARE

LANGUAGES

XCODE

JAVA

UNITY

SWIFT

MAYA

PYTHON

ANDROID STUDIO

HTML

PHOTOSHOP

CSS

Contact

1 (408) 638-9732