Aysylu is of Tatar ethnicity and grew up in Russia. She speaks 6 languages to various degrees of fluency: Russian, Tatar, English, Spanish, German, and French. She currently splits her time between New York City and Boulder, Colorado in the US.
Career Aysylu is a Senior Software Engineer at Google, currently leading 2 open source software projects, Grafeas and Kritis. During her career, she has worked on several large-scale infrastructure systems, such as Google Drive and Search Infrastructure, and led multiple zero-downtime migrations to successful completion.
Public Speaking Aysylu speaks at technology conferences around the world on zero downtime migrations, best practices in distributed systems design and operations, and performance engineering. Her passion for public speaking started during her involvement with ecology olympiads in high school, through which she presented and won awards at many research conferences in Tatarstan.
Industry Conferences Aysylu actively contributes to the technology industry through her open source work on Grafeas, Kritis, and Loom projects, and conference participation as a Program Committee Co-Chair, talk selection committees, and speaker coach.
Dance Aysylu started dancing at the age of 5, focusing on competitive ballroom dance (10-dance program) through the age of sixteen. She won many competitions, which include the Tatarstan Regional Competition, and placed in the finals frequently. Through ballroom dance, Aysylu also received training in ballet and modern dance. At the age of fifteen she started training in belly dance. In college, Aysylu taught and choreographed 3 belly dance performances.
Music Aysylu graduated with an 8-year education diploma in music, with training as a concert pianist. The rigid curriculum included music theory, solfeggio, world and Tatar music history, piano ensemble, and choir. She performed a solo concert of the Children's Album by Tchaikovsky at the age of nine; competed at piano competitions, placing 2nd in Tatarstan Regional Chamber Music Competition in a trio with 2 violins and 4th in Tatarstan Regional Etudes Competition; played with an orchestra and performed on many occasions. In addition, she studied music composition and improvisation and trained with the Prorector of the Kazan Conservatory Aleksandr Maklygin.
Visual Art While Aysylu doesn’t have formal training in visual arts, she enjoys oil painting and drawing in her spare time, and has produced several works in these media.
Academics Aysylu graduated with B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, with concentration in German studies. Her favorite classes were compiler design and optimizations, performance engineering, and algorithms. As part of the MIT MISTI, Aysylu traveled around Germany and taught Ecology and Robotics to German high school students, and did an internship at Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH. In addition, she worked on cutting edge research at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) in Prof. Martin Rinard's group, focusing on the effect of data races on performance and accuracy of aggregative loops.
Aysylu graduated from Gimnaziya No. 76 with gold medal, which is given to students who had all A's through all 10 years of their studies. While in high school, she participated in the English language and Ecology olympiads. She went to the Russian National Ecology Olympiad her senior year of high school representing the Tatarstan Republic. In 9th and 10th grade she took part in the regional ecology olympian camp, which gathers top-performing students in the Republic Olympiad, and attended lectures by college professors and did research.
During her junior year in high school, Aysylu did an exchange year in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the Future Leaders Exchange Program. She ranked #1 during both of the semesters she spent there, while taking AP level and art classes. In the summer, Aysylu participated in the Sunflower Girls State, where she learned about democracy and how the U.S. government works.