🌶 Anand Poolla


About me

I was born in Secunderabad, Telangana State, India in 1977 and grew up moving all around the country and abroad. I moved to the United States in the year 2000 to study my Master's degree and have lived here since. I became a citizen of the United States in 2019.

My father is a retired officer of the Indian Air Force (hence the moving around) and was a pioneer in their computer science program. When I was ten years old, he bought our first Personal Computer - the Sinclair ZX Spectrum +3 and I took to writing code using the reference manual. They were silly programs and I had to lookup verbs in the manual that were synonyms to the action I needed; it was very trial-and-error but I quickly fell in love with coding.

My mother is an excellent cook; she can do no wrong in the kitchen. She is one of those people who can intuit the ingredients that go together to make a superb dish. Growing up, I was always curious about what she did and would constantly observe her while she cooked (many times to her detriment). I will never get close to the level of cook my Mother is - she was a stay-at-home Mom who whipped up three amazing meals every day of my life and so many other delicious snacks, drinks and accoutrements in between. But I am nevertheless curious and adventurous, especially so if I'm hosting guests.

My other interests are movies, music, books and DIY projects (I absolutely LOVE assembling furniture!)


You can reach me at hello@anandpoolla.com
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