About me

My name is Anaïs Ahmed, and I live in Austin, Texas. I graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016, with a BA in Linguistics.

Nowadays, I am a mobile developer. The bulk of projects that I have worked on are language-related — I have made an iOS keyboard to help type the Syloti Nagri alphabet, used to write the Sylheti language, spoken in northeastern Bangladesh and India. Currently, I am working on a Sylheti dictionary in conjunction with the Sylheti Project at SOAS University of London, available for both mobile and web. My resumé can be found here, and a list of all my projects can be found here. My Github is here. You can also find me regularly Tweeting about languages and programming here.

Apart from linguistics and programming, my biggest interests are music and typography. I am an accordionist and singer, and I used to sing and play with the choir Golosa for many years. Lately I have been getting into type design, with a particular interest in making typefaces for Syloti Nagri that represent the diversity in Sylheti books, as well as exercising my own creativity in making new Sylheti typefaces.