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About Me


Hi! My name is Ilyana Smith. I'm a student studying aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan. I am also minoring in computer science and German. Currently, I'm an intern at NASA Langley Research Center*. Previously, I spent a year working for a software consulting company. Now I code for class and wish I had more time to code for fun. I enjoy sharing what I'm learning with you. I've been coding for several years now, and I've learned a lot in that time. I focus mainly on C# and C++, with some experience in Java and web development. Wherever you are in your own journey, I hope you'll find what I share useful.

You can follow me on Twitter @ilyanaDev.

In addition to computer science and aerospace engineering, I am also interested in documentary filmmaking. If that sounds interesting to you, be sure to take a look at my documentary, Up and Down the Years, which tells the story of the Donauschwaben, a group of ethnic Germans expelled from their homelands in southeastern Europe following World War II.

*The views and opinions expressed in my blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of NASA. No official endorsement is intended or implied.