6. Career Connections: Anthony D. Mays
CS Career Connections
Anthony D. Mays (he/him)
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.