Principal Software Engineer, MicrosoftShe/ Her
Tara is a Principal Software Engineer on the Azure IoT product group primarily focused making services for IoT and Intelligent Edge great on Azure. While she now primarily focuses on IoT, Tara has additional expertise and interests in Serverless, Artificial Intelligence (AI) cloud services, and Mobile Development solutions. Over her 20-year career, she has been employed by Amazon Web Services, Turner Broadcasting/Time Warner, Georgia Pacific, and various other Fortune 500 companies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University, and currently working on her Master’s degree in Computer Science (MSCS) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Tara is passionate about technologies including: Artificial Intelligence/ML services & Deep Learning frameworks, Mobile/Game development, Cross-Platform development, and proficient with different programming languages. While primarily focused on IoT services engineering, she also leverages her knowledge and expertise with the aforementioned topics in speaker engagements, as well as, engagements directly to developers & software engineers. Her self-imposed goal is to help developers of all walks of life realize they can leverage their tech skills to not only become great engineers but Inventors of the next "Big Thing" that may change the world. You can find Tara on Twitter at @taraw.