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Maytal Dahan

Director Of Advanced Computing Interfaces
Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University Of Texas At Austin

Software Executive with 20+ years of professional software engineering, management and leadership experience. Effective leader with a proven track record for building productive and effective teams, developing and maintaining high-quality solutions for our stakeholders.

As Director of Advanced Computing Interfaces I oversee two powerhouse teams - Web and Mobile Applications & Cloud and Interactive Computing. My department support a wide variety of scientists and researchers across multiple domains including natural hazards, epidemiology, humanities, plenary science to create solutions that help them achieve scientific advancement by developing web portals, APIs, and interfaces to help solve problems with novel and innovative solutions to advance cyberinfrastructure..

I am passionate about making science more accessible to the masses and using cutting edge web technologies to lower the barrier of entry into scientific discovery. My goal is to make tech a more inclusive and welcoming environment to folks of all backgrounds and experiences and create a tech culture where everyone can find a place.

My three pillars of a successful team - quality technical skills and the ability to grow technically, strong and effective team citizenship, respectful and productive communication. I am also a long-time telecommuter - I live in Los Angeles and work remotely for UT Austin. I have significant experience on how to be a successful telecommuter, create strong teams that are remote, and how to ensure your technical and professional growth even if you aren't face to face.

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