Saloni Desai

Software Engineer

Cisco, I work on the data center controller for the cloud networking team.

I write computer code (C++, Go and Python) to fix bugs and build new features in computer programs.

I love investigating- asking lots of questions, figuring out what is broken, why and how to fix it . I also love experimenting and exploring - learning new things, failing, learning from failures, and fixing my mistakes. Most of all, I love challenges. Like the song from the movie Moana, I constantly wonder "How far I'll go?"

I try to understand the problem at hand, gather all the details, and then take some time to come up with a solution. Then I code the solution, compile it, and test it.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Science.

I am currently focused on becoming a senior software engineer.

I love fashion, poetry, and literature. I also like getting some movement in -going to dance, pilates, yoga class or training in the gym. I love stories and in all formats - movies, audio books, novels, podcasts, short stories etc.

"Success is failure turned inside out- The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit- It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit!" ~ John Greenleaf Whittier