Cecilia Silvera

Coming into programming was a bit of a fluke for me. I, like many others my age, owned a Commodore 64 and my family was one of the first to have a PC amongst my friends growing up. Although – out of curiosity - I had picked computers apart, or gone on a mission to down the operating systems in the more stubborn of them, I never thought of doing anything real with that curiosity.

Years later, after having worked mainly in the home care sector, I finally decided to go back to school. I felt that I needed to find something to sink my teeth into intellectually that would also allow me to be creative. So, one day I sat myself down with an educational catalogue, and decided to try out a web-development program that looked interesting. That decision turned out to be a real turning point, as programming is perfect for someone like me. It provides me with both a mental challenge as well as a blank canvas that allows vast possibilities for creative expression. I prefer to work the full-stack with either C# or JAVA, as well as working with JavaScript in various forms. I find UX-design to be really fun and interesting – it’s a universe of it’s own. One of the things that I love about working as a full-stack developer, is that it brings a sort of autonomy to me as a developer. I’m able to follow a project through from all the way at the back to the very front.

When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my family and friends. I have two small children and one that’s almost a grown up. I love to go out dancing when I can find the time, or engage in different creative projects; such as refurbishing a piece of old furniture I have found in some flea market, or taking a trip down to the woods to make a campfire.