I'm Errietta Kostala (or Erry) and I'm a full stack developer...
with a passion.
Ever since I was a teenager, I knew I wanted to be involved in programming. I spent countless hours working on my own projects, learning more and more and becoming more and more fascinated.
As I started getting involved in freenode, Mozilla, and other open source projects, it became a way to be part of a community - I could network, make friends, and meet people that would be with me for the rest of my life.
It then became clear to me - I didn't just want to follow my passion of programming. I wanted to teach others what I knew. And I wanted to keep supporting Open Source projects and helping others.
For this reason, I studied Web Technologies at the University of Huddersfield - so that I can learn even more about what I'm passionate for, and I did an internship for Shadowcat Systems - a small company in Lancaster that holds open source and community projects very dearly.
Latest blog posts
Introduction You may need to build jenkins jobs when branches/PRs are made from within the repository – say, to run tests. You may also want to report on the test status when finished. And you may have found doing this quite frustrating. If these things are true, join me on … Continue reading
I heard about a team being asked to provide burndown charts in their demos to stakeholders. My first reaction was: why!? In this blog post, I’m going to try to articulate why I believe burndown charts are often meaningless at best and harmful at worst, and why even if they … Continue reading
I have been working on a new python-based API recently, and on a colleague’s suggestion we decided to use fastapi as our framework. Fastapi is a python-based framework which encourages documentation using Pydantic and OpenAPI (formerly Swagger), fast development and deployment with Docker, and easy tests thanks to the Starlette … Continue reading
I have a sneaking suspicion Errietta is going to be scary good in a few years.Matt Trout, Shadowcat Systems Technical Director.
We get a lot of contributors but it is not every day someone so seamlessly integrates with the entire team. I went away on vacation and when I came back Errietta was an integral part of our work environment – a powerful presence on IRC, at our video demo call and on GitHub.Cassie McDaniel, Webmaker UX Lead
Errietta has all the qualities of a great web developer — learns quickly, values feedback from both engineers and designers, and cares deeply about sharing knowledge with others. I'm always impressed by how quickly Errietta is willing to jump into a new code base and effectively solve problems.Kate Hudson, Webmaker Developer