About me

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I dedicate a good amount of my time to this space and I'm happy to see that you are a little bit more interested in getting to know me!

I started my career as a Ruby on Rails developer, transitioned to Technical Product Owner until I got to be an Engineering Manager. I believe this was the right path for me since it gave me experience on both sides of the coin.

Why did I start this blog? I've always wanted to have one but always postponed thinking it was never the right moment to do it. But then I always got myself thinking – what if I had started 2 years ago? Would I have built a community? Would I have helped people? Would I have made new connections out of my bubble? So I hope I'll be able to answer a good and big YES to all these questions two years from now (hello 2024!).

Where do I want to get with this? I believe the questions I talked about in the previous question are the answer to this one. I would love to build a community with people who have similar professional interests. And in the same way that I am always looking for this kind of content on the internet (and not always it's easy to find it), I hope this can be a place where people find what they need. I feel that I learn so much and get so much help from other people on the internet, that I'd like to also be part of this chain.

Ok, but who am I outside of work? Keeping it simple, my name is Isabela and I was born and raised in Brazil 🇧🇷. Today I am manager of Engineering @ Mastercard, living in Prague 🇨🇿 after having spent some years working in Canada 🇨🇦. I have a beautiful (aren't they all?) daughter 👧 who changed everything in my life, showing me I am able to do anything I really want (this blog included). I do spend a huge amount of time watching all kinds of youtube videos and my guilty pleasure tv show is Gilmore Girls 😬. If we ever meet in person, I say let's have a beer (you know...Prague), and talk about all sorts of things!

Thanks for coming and I would love (really) to listen from you if you would like to tell me a little bit about yourself. I'd love to know who is here visiting my virtual house 👩‍💻. If you would like to do so, please use the form below!