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CS Career Connections

Anthony D. Mays (he/him)

Data Dynamo

Hometown: Compton, CA

How he got his start: Anthony D. Mays first discovered computers and began teaching himself to code as a foster child at age eight. Starting early set him on a path to studying Computer Science in college, and eventually becoming a software engineer.

What he does at Google: Anthony builds software systems for data visualization. The tools he works on help people all over the world turn raw data into easier-to-understand charts and graphs. Just like emojis, data visualization can help communicate a range of complex ideas graphically.

Fun Fact: Anthony uses a keyboard to code, of course, but his other keyboard is for playing music! He especially likes to record and share Animal Crossing cover medleys.


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