Dr Aygul Zagidullina
Google developer expert
And - UK STEM Ambassador; speaker. NEXT 100 Top Influencers in the Digital Industry
Beau Taplin once said "she was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continued on despite them."
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I wear multiple hats. As a Google Developer Expert for Assistant, I develop Actions on Google and help other people to learn about building for the Google Assistant. As a Google Developer Group & Women Techmakers (WTM) London lead, I organize technology events around various Google technologies. As a Google Launchpad mentor, I mentor startups to help them with their product and marketing strategies. As a Google Product Expert & Trusted Tester, I help people to learn how to use Google products in the most efficient way. As the UK STEM Ambassador, I teach kids how to code at Code Club and CoderDojo.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
Albert Einstein once said, "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." I consider myself curious! I love experiencing new things, asking questions, meeting new people, traveling to new places, and working on lots of exciting projects.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
A bioorganic chemist turned quantum chemist turned community manager & digital marketer at Google turned women in tech advocate & UK STEM Ambassador turned international speaker & Google Assistant developer, I never thought any of it would be possible.
As a conference-speaking code-writing world-travelling breastfeeding mom, I’m excited to share my passion for technology and inspire people. As for formal achievements, I was very humbled and honoured to be named as one of the NEXT 100 Top Influencers of the European Digital Industry.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
I wake up every day with one thought: Is what I'm doing making a positive impact on the world? I keep that in mind and try to incorporate it in everything I do. My true passions are solving problems and helping others.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Believe in yourself, set goals and crush them.
INSPO / FUN FACT
My ultimate role model is my mom who helped me become an independent and confident person that I have grown into. I'm so grateful for her endless support and encouragement. She taught me to always persist and never give up!