Aish Kodali

Aish Kodali has a Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) from Swinburne University. She has won multiple govhack medals at Australia’s largest open data hackathon.

AISH KODALI

App Developer: ANZ

My family always had a pretty strong focus on maths and science. But while everyone else headed into the sciences, my love was always maths.

Even as a child growing up in India, I’d challenge other children to beat me in maths if we disagreed in the school playground. In Year 10, I’d surprise my class by yelling out the answer to a maths problem as soon as the teacher finished the question. What can I say? I was quick.

I moved to Australia to study my Masters Degree and through a lecturer discovered iOS app development. At home I didn’t have any of the right equipment or software, so I’d spend nights in the library working on apps. Even
now, my spare time is spent on my own app ideas (between hip-hop dancing and building IoT devices).

It’s so interesting that everyone thinks tech is at the heart of app development, but it’s the maths that guides the app logic. Without it you would struggle with the structure and the more complex coding.

Getting to apply these skills every day at ANZ is exciting, and our current app project is radically changing the way customers interact with a bank!

In many companies I’ve worked, I’ve always been one of the only female app developers. I think that girls rock coding. Maybe because we’re more analytical than we think and we always seem to be putting the user experience above all else.

I’m proud to be a female iOS developer and to be doing what I love. Passion creates persistence, so if there’s something you want to do, keep going. My future will likely be filled with artificial intelligence and astrophysics, and I can’t wait.

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