"A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again."

Ananth Who?

Hi, I'm Ananth Rao. I'm a 23 year old software engineer in New Jersey. Welcome to my personal site! I like to draw, play tennis, sing, play music, write stories, and tackle interesting problems. Oh, and I make delicious pancakes.

My Promise

I believe in public accountability for my goals. So I am making a promise, right here, for all the world to see.

If I

read learn new things build something meet someone new exercise eat healthy sleep well help someone daily,

I will become a better person.

Check out some of my other projects on Github!
My Why

Every moment spent not reading about something innovative, every moment not spent hacking or building something new: every moment not working on an amazing idea, every moment not spent learning more about people, places, and the world is a breath of life I could have better used. And that is something I strive to correct every day.

I am constantly both fascinated and terrified by the vast ocean of things I do not know. And the more I learn, the more my eyes open. I often find myself immersed in new worlds of ideas and information that I'd never even dreamed of. It's truly overwhelming. I often ask myself, "How can I stay afloat in a boundless sea? How can I learn? I'll never be able to learn everything I would like to, so why even try?"

I try because knowledge is enchanting. The Pierian Spring is my stimulant, and I am hopelessly addicted. I'll never rest while I still have something I don't understand. I know I can never know it all. All I can do is keep inbibing that vast ocean, one sip at a time. All I can do is keep wondering, keep thinking. Keep building, keep learning. And who knows? Along the way, I might change the world.

My name is Ananth Rao. I am an aspiring designer, developer, physicist, entrepreneur, engineer, philosopher, teacher, musician, composer, actor, artist, writer, and lifelong learner. Boy, that was a mouthful. I only hope to be able to call myself even half of those someday. And with luck - and a lot of hard work, I will.

I'm always interested, always excited, to work on new projects and new ideas, or even help in any small way that I can, so feel free to contact me.

Truly yours,

Ananth Rao

Contact Me

Twitter: @ananthamapod
Phone: 908-565-3888