Divya studied Computer Engineering in Singapore. She abandoned her comfortable first career choice as a device driver developer at Motorola to become in-house designer at a startup and later go freelance.
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, she decided to pursue web technologies with single-minded devotion, leading to collaborative projects such as HTML5 Boilerplate, HTML5 Please, Move the Web Forward, and more.
She spent her time advocating web technologies while being involved in spectacular fishpond scandals. She spent her non-work hours writing one book and a chapter of another that benefit Against-Malaria Foundation and Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (so buy her books!)
She then joined the Adobe Web Platform team, where she helped organize W3Conf, helped webplatform.org go live, and made CSS features available in browsers. She now works on tools to help the modern web designer.
She hosts a podcast with Garann Means at fripfrap.io and most recently helped Joanne McNeil launch a site to raise awareness on Male Search Illiteracy. When she is not working, she can be found haunting thrift shops, sewing machines, Soundcloud or Spotify.
The Atlantic | Can’t find women for your tech conference?
Shoptalk Show | With Divya Manian & Garann Means
The Breaking Development Podcast | Web Tools for the Open Web with Divya Manian
.net Magazine | Divya Manian on solving problems
The Bold Italic | Do SF Programmers have a life outside the cubicle?
The Setup | Divya Manian
The Web Ahead | Browser Support and Polyfills with Divya Manian
MozHacks | People of HTML5
HTML 5 Boilerplate Web Development
Beginning HTML5 and CSS 3: The Web Evolved