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Hi, I'm Ashni

I'm a software engineer, born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, studying in the United States.
I am passionate about working on meaningful projects and empowering people through technology.

I recently graduated from Boston University in May 2020, majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration & Management. While at BU, I worked as a software engineer intern at the Software & Application Innovation Lab, and led the BizTech student club as the Director of Operations, helping students explore opportunities in the intersection of business and technology.

If you have any questions, anything from studying in the United States, to starting out your career/education in computer science, feel free to reach out! I’ve been in your shoes, and I’m always happy to help!

I am also currently searching for full-time software engineering roles in the United States or United Kingdom so let me know if you or your company are hiring!


Skills

Languages: Python, Java, SQL, C, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS
Frameworks: Angular, Ionic, Express, Flask, React
Other: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Node.js

Notable Experiences

Boston University

Directed Research Study

January 2020 - May 2020

Designed a secure multi-party computation (MPC) algorithm for a privacy-preserving machine learning model, to predict public opinion election polling results using web browsing histories, while protecting parties’ inputs.

Software & Application Lab (SAIL)

Software Engineer Intern

May 2019 - May 2020

Contributed to JIFF, a JavaScript framework that supports secure multi-party computation (MPC) and enables web developers to build secure applications.

Co-engineered front-end mobile application, Game-Plan, with Angular and Ionic to help people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) plan and navigate their day-to-day lives.

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Fire Tech Camp

Python Tutor

July 2018 - August 2018

Instructed beginner and advanced “Teen Coding with Python” courses with challenge-based learning and examples tailored to students’ interests to empower them to use technology to approach and solve problems. Awarded Star Tutor of the Week.

Business & Technology Club (BizTech)

Director of Operations - E-Board

September 2018 - December 2019