Ellie Strejlau


Who Am I?

My name is Ellie Strejlau(This is pronounced Stray-low with the last syllable sounding like “ow” or “ouch”.). I’m a mom, wife and software developer from New York. I specialize in web application architecture and hold both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Computer Programming and Information Systems.

What Makes Me... Me

  • My fondness for programming started out as a hobby in 1999 and I haven’t grown tired of it (yet).
  • I am a nearly stereotypical introvert; I tend to be introspective, value deep conversation, and need alone time to recharge.
  • I also really appreciate good food, drink, and games with loved ones.
  • I am a rule follower and hold myself to high standards.
  • I’m not super opinionated on many things.
  • When I do have an opinion about something, I appreciate being able to give that input.
  • I strongly value my personal space. If I let you into it, that means I trust you.
  • I act weird and use profanity around people who know me best.

Values

  • This should go without saying, but always treat others with respect.
  • There is no such thing as over-communication.
  • When working with a team, use the team chat room as much as possible. Avoid private 1-1 chats.
  • The best kind of feedback is timely and detailed.
  • Give people space to create. Treat colleagues like the adults that they are.
  • A healthy work-life balance is always a requirement and varies depending on the person.

Personality

Strengths: Empathy, humility, and brevity

Weaknesses: Difficult conversations, self-advocacy, and confrontation

Favorites

Hobbies: Cooking, baking, playing video games, and reading

Drink: Coffee

Seasons: Autumn or winter

Story Genres: Historical Non-Fiction, True Crime, Science Fiction, Mystery

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This site was built with GatsbyJS and Tailwind CSS because I believe in consistency, good performance practices and using the right tool to fulfill project requirements. The social media icons were made by Pixel perfect. Most other icons made by Smashicons. Both can be found at Flaticon. Patterned backgrounds are from SVG Backgrounds.