Site Reliability Engineer
Ajuna Kyaruzi is a Site Reliability Engineer at Google, where she works on the team responsible for building, deploying, monitoring, and maintenance of Linux Virtual Machines supporting some of the largest software systems in the world. Kyaruzi was born and raised in Tanzania and as an international black woman in tech she often finds herself navigating diverse cultures. The Grinnell College graduate, co-created a coding community for families living in rural Iowa. She is currently doing research into replicating that model in her hometown Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. At Grinnell College, she was also a leader of student groups including the African Caribbean Student Union, Women in Computing, Association of Computing Machinery Student Chapter and Grinnell Appdev. Kyaruzi is looking to recreate those spaces in New York as mentor in Code Next and Africode, programs aimed at matching high school and college students from underrepresented backgrounds to mentors in tech.
Being a woman of color in tech is already a trifecta of minority identities, adding others like being an immigrant, part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and mental health, means that it’s hard to find people who look like you or have similar backgrounds. On this panel, you will learn how these women have created communities […]