Who are you and what do you do?

I am Shipra Wasson, Technical Lead at Studio Graphene.

How did you get here?

I was working on backend technologies in my previous organisation. Then luckily I got to work for Studio Graphene as Lead Engineer. Prior to that I did my B.Tech in Information Technologies.

How do you find that translates into your role at Studio Graphene?

Graduating in Information Technologies and having hands-on experience in backend programming languages and databases made me fit for this role.

How is Studio Graphene different from other agencies you’ve worked with/for?

Yes, Studio Graphene is definitely different from other agencies I have worked with. The projects here are mostly startups and the ideas are very unique and interesting. Moreover, the designs are really fascinating - converting them into reality is sometimes very challenging.

What’s the most exciting piece of kit/software/ design thinking you’ve discovered recently?

Every project at Studio Graphene is very exciting. Recently, we worked on SIGNALONG, for which we used Google Vision API to detect images and then we showed related images/sign language from our database to the user.

What do you think the ‘next big thing’ in tech is going to be?

I think Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing in technology.

How worried are you about the rise of the machines?

AI could soon surpass humans.

What's your spirit animal?

According to the spiritanimal.info quiz, it is a wolf. “The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you.” Haha, well, the description is good!

What does your failsafe playlist contain?

I don’t really have a specific songs I listen to...