02 February 2017
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Alena Hall talks with Dave Rael about achievement, science, functional programming languages, preparation, and taking action

Alena Hall is a professional in cloud, distributed systems, real-time data programming, big data analysis, functional programming, and machine learning with more than 10 years of experience. She is also known as an author of numerous presentations and talks. Alena teaches F# and speaks at international conferences, meetups and community events. Alena finished high school by the age of 15 and by the time she was 19 she has received Master's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology. Alena is an elected member of F# Software Foundation Board of Trustees. Currently she is working at Microsoft Research on the Project Springfield team, developing a cloud service for finding availability and security critical mistakes in software.You can find her on twitter as @lenadroid.

Alena's book recommendation:
Alena's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Work on things that interest and excite you
  2. Learn and keep learning and don't procrastinate on self-education
  3. Be happy in your life outside work and work will be easier


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