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Hi, Sofia here! I'm a frontend enthusiast diving into the world of full-stack JavaScript. My focus? Crafting magic with React (Next.js)

About me

As a multipotentialite, I have no “one true calling” the way specialists do. Multipotentialites thrive on learning, exploring, and mastering new skills. Over the past four years, I've worked as a freelancer, wearing multiple hats as a videomaker, motion designer, and project manager. Starting in January 2023, I embarked on a journey to become a JavaScript developer, enrolling in courses like CS50 from Harvard, The Odin Project, and Full Stack Open. In four words, I'm a serial learner.

Projects

  • ToolBox

  • Knight Travails

  • Battleship

ToolBox is an open-source Next.js full-stack application designed to serve as a comprehensive database of the most useful tools available on the internet.

  • React
  • Next.js
  • MongoDB
  • Tailwind
ToolBox

A solution to a "knight travails" problem - i.e. find the shortest path a knight can take to move between two positions on a chessboard. Implemented using a graph BFS search. I know, nothing fancy but I'm really proud of this one.

  • JavaScript
Knight Travails

I've implemented the logic for a Battleship game, primarily focusing on practicing the fundamentals of Test Driven Development. As an additional personal challenge, I used Typescript for the first time.

  • TypeScript
  • Jest
Battleship

My Toolbox

My Experience

It's been a long journey.

2019

BSc Aerospace Engineering

Survived the academic jungle, emerged with a degree in a subject I thought was my "life calling" — turns out, it was more like a distant cousin. Mastered abstract thinking, problem solving and resilience.

What I've learned

Math, physics and survival skills.

Jan 2019 - present

Videomaker & Motion Designer Freelance

After university, I ventured into the world of freelance videomaking and motion design, learning the basics and advanced topics from scratch through YouTube tutorials. Specializing in crafting product commercials, corporate event aftermovies, and explainer videos, my business not only weathered the pandemic storm but thrived, with annual revenue growth ranging from 40 to 70%.

What I've learned

Working with clients ranging from small businesses to multinational corporations, I honed the skill of understanding their needs and consistently delivering projects that met their requirements. I mastered the art of negotiation, swiftly resolving issues on the fly, ensuring timely and top-notch results.

Mar 2022 - present

UniSMART - Project Manager Freelance

At UniSMART, the University of Padua's foundation, I played a role in ideating and creating impactful talent engagement initiatives. Organizing a hackathon that engaged around 40 students, I handled the logistical, operational, and communicative aspects of the event. In the past year, I took charge of organizing the Contamination Lab Veneto, a University of Padua initiative fostering collaboration between students and companies in innovative project development. Mentored two innovation projects, achieving third place award twice.

What I've learned

Project management, team management, cultivating connections with diverse-sized companies, developing and overseeing communication, managing innovative projects and eary stage startups.

Let's add a new chapter together?

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