Angelica Inguanzo

Angelica Inguanzo

Frontend Engineer


YouTube

San Bruno, CA USA


Coding isn’t a skill where you don’t break things if [they’re] not broken. You have to break everything in order to figure out how it works. That’s the only way you learn.

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Angelica Inguanzo

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Born and raised in the Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA.
Growing up, even though she lived in one of the biggest tech capitals in the world, she didn’t have access to a lot of technology at home or in school.
In high school, she developed passions for both math and film production, taking several advanced placement classes and learning how to edit film.
Attended the University of California, Berkeley—she explored a lot of different majors before landing on a dual degree in film studies and computer science.
During her freshman year, she interned for one of her professors, taking photos and editing video for a nonprofit she ran, and later edited a movie for the Hispanic College Fund.
With these experiences on her resume, she got the opportunity to do two non-technical internships at Google in Enterprise Strategies and Product Quality Operations.
After graduating from college, she was hired on full time by Google and was able to start utilizing her technical background as a Quality Analyst and Developer.
She is now a Frontend Engineer working on the YouTube Go for Android app, exploring intersections between film and technology, while pursuing her interests in graphics and visual effects.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science
University of California-Berkeley
undergrad
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
University of California-Berkeley
Career

Career

Frontend Engineer

I develop the YouTube Go app for Emerging Markets using the Android platform.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Numbers
Numbers
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

My day starts by logging in to everything! Review peer code, review bugs / feature requests, build them, write tests, test features on several devices / networks (this is specific to working on Emerging Markets), attend a few meetings to talk about what I built or what needs to be built, repeat.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

You need creativity, flexibility, be able to give/receive feedback, and have an attention to detail.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Give it a shot, even if you haven't tried anything computer science related its worth learning about if you have any bit of curiosity about it.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science
undergrad
Bachelor
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You shouldn't do a double major. It takes too much time and isn't worth the effort."

I heard this from a lot of different people, but I also heard positive things about double majoring too. Eventually, I realized that I wouldn't be happy or satisfied choosing one major. I dedicated myself to figuring out ways to combine my interests instead of choosing between them.

Challenges I Overcame

Gender & Racial Discrimination
Gender & Racial Discrimination

My race and gender were occasionally a hurdle for me in school while learning computer science. At the time, I had no idea that tech was a male-dominated field. There just weren't very many female Latinas like me in the program.

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

I was the first in my family to go to college, which was challenging in some ways and liberating in others because I didn't have anyones expectations influencing me.

Imposter Syndrome
Imposter Syndrome

Since I started late in learning computer science, it was really hard for me in school. I developed imposter syndrome and constantly felt like I didn't belong.

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