HELLO, I'M DARA.

Dara is a Program Manager at Microsoft, working on New Experiences & Technology in Windows. She's a 2015 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she studied Computer Science, with minors in Math and African Diaspora Studies. In her short career, she's built and shipped features at technology companies such as Intel, Microsoft, and Twitter, published research, and has co-invented several patents related to Human-Computer Interaction. She's passionate about the intersection of design and technology, diversifying tech, and innovating for the global consumer with a specific focus on Africa. She often describes herself as "equally left and right-brained" and outside of her 9-5 is a portrait photographer, designer, self-proclaimed brunch connoisseur, lifestyle blogger, and runs a creative agency that helps brands tell their story to the world.

She's currently concentrating on innovation & the startup ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa, and gladly welcomes conversations about this topic.

Elsewhere: Black Women in Tech, 2016 | 100 Days of Design | Windows Insiders 4 Good Fellowship, Nigeria | Dara Oke On Being A Double Minority In Tech | Code Newbie Podcast: Tech Internships with Dara Oke
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