Lindsay Siovaila

Lindsay Siovaila

Lead Solutions Developer / Founder


Salesforce / Girl Develop It Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN USA


That’s the good thing about college—it’s temporary. So try things and see what you like.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Born and raised in Indiana.
When deciding where to go to college, she was limited to picking from in-state schools in Indiana due to financial concerns—she was initially worried this would impact her opportunities.
Growing up, she loved art and design, but had no idea how to make a career out of those interests—she decided to pursue a generic technology major where she could gain a variety of skills.
Graduated from Purdue University with her degree in computer graphics technology.
She faced the dilemma that many people in Indiana face about whether or not to stay—says she saw the many opportunities to innovate in the tech field here that aren’t available in other cities.
Early in her career, she was interested in pursuing graphic design, but decided to teach herself how to do software development in order to advance in the tech field.
In making this switch, she began to notice the lack of community and support for women in tech and how her transition into web development was largely facilitated by the great mentors she had.
In order to provide this community to other women in tech, she founded the Indianapolis chapter of Girl Develop It, a nonprofit offering women opportunities to learn web and software development.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Graphics
Purdue University-Main Campus
Career

Career

Lead Solutions Developer / Founder

I am a web developer using a mix of design, development, and innovation to bring ideas to life.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I get to work on a variety of projects all the time and I rarely do the same thing for very long. Some days, I'll be knee-deep in code. Other days, I might spend time whiteboarding with my team, working on design wireframes, or giving a presentation to my department. I feel most rewarded when I get to solve a business problem with my team and see other people benefit from the work we've done.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Understanding your users and having a bit of an interest in psychology can be really valuable. Coding and building software is just a means to an end, not an end itself - understanding what problem you're trying to solve and who you're solving it for is essential if you want to create successful products. Also, having a curious mind and being patient are both important - curiosity will keep you asking questions, which will lead to better solutions, and being patient will save you your sanity.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Don't worry about trying to do everything all at once - score a quick win by completing a tutorial you've been wanting to try, or working on a small project where you can apply a few skills to start building confidence. Also, find a mentor or someone who you can learn from, and ask them lots of questions! Take coding bootcamps, online classes, and workshops to learn as much as you can.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Graphics
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't know if Indiana is the place for me."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial