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.


  • 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.


Strengths: Empathy, humility, and brevity

Weaknesses: Difficult conversations, self-advocacy, and confrontation


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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