Adriana Beal
Adriana Beal
Product Manager, Square Root
Austin, TX
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Biography
Adriana Beal is a native of Brazil living in the U.S. since 2004. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with emphasis on strategic management of information. Adriana is currently a product manager at Square Root, a software-as-a-service provider that helps large companies understand what's driving organizational performance, optimize daily operations, and align people's work with company's goals. At the beginning of her career, she worked as electrical engineer for 2 years in Brazil. Still in Brazil she developed a career helping companies IT, telecom, and financial industries improve their operational performance and achieve the expected outcomes from complex software projects. Adriana has two technical books published in Brazil, and work internationally published by IEEE and IGI Global.
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Education
MBA in Strategic Management of Information (FGV Management) B.Sc. Electrical Engineering
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
Latest Questions
  • Belle, California

    Added Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:40 AM

    Hello— I am interested in computer science/computer engineering. I am a senior. My school doesn't offer AP com sci, or any viable classes that teach coding. I am afraid I will get to college and everyone will already know many coding languages. Is it ok to go into my major with no prior experience, or should I try to take classes @ community college next summer? It's just it would be my last summer before college and it seems a bit much to spend it studying. Of course though, I don't ...
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2:40 AM
    Hi, Belle,
    
    It's great that you're thinking ahead how to get a good start when you get to college. I'll divide my answer to your question in two parts:
    
    "Is it ok to go into my major with no prior experience?"
    
    Yes, it's perfectly fine to start a ...
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  • Cleo

    Added Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    I was wondering what exactly is the Daily routin of an engineer once they leave their house. Do they go to a certain place and if they do where? My main question is what does a computer Enginner do at work all day does she just work on one computer all day or many? Im so new to this all Please break this down for me
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8:31 PM

    Hi, Cleo! As with other professions, the routine of a computer engineer may vary a lot depending on the industry she's working on, whether she's doing research or product development, and so forth.  As an example, I'll share the routine from one of ...

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  • Abhi, Kerala

    Added Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:27 AM

    I am a first year computer engineering student. I wish to do something big and as an initial step i want to do any project or studies in this field. I want some help, a guide who can kickstart my dreams..please help me...i am ready to spend time and i will take efforts..need a guidance..help me Thank you
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    Adriana Beal, Square Root
    Answered Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:27 AM
    Hi, Abhi,
    
    The first step you already took: decide you want to do something big, and be willing to go the extra mile to get there :-).
    
    At this early stage in your career, my advice would be to start exploring "small bets". Small bets are affordable ...
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