thalida
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Everyday Thoughts
& Strange Ideas.

Greetings, my name’s Thalida (pronouns she/her), I’m a queer first generation Trinidadian-American software engineer based in New York.

Over 10 years ago for my 16th birthday I desperately wanted one thing: a domain of my own. I was lucky enough to have a supportive mother who gifted me thalida.com, and over the years this site has allowed me to grow in the most amazing ways.

This domain allows me to practice and learn, break things and experiment, grow and challenge myself in ways that have fewer consequences than messing around on a domain someone else owns.

Here I am able to push myself as an engineer, designer, and writer. Which is all to say: if it’s ever broken, janky, or weird, I’m probably in the process of learning something new, and you’re coming along for the ride with me! 😂

I’ve come a long way since 16 year old me, I’m now an Engineering Manager on Discovery at Etsy (we’re hiring!)

Outside of work I build robots with my partner, work on one of my (way too many) side projects, play MarioKart, and discuss identities, intersectionality, and inclusivity. And hike, lots and lots of hiking, getting away and being disconnected is a critical part of my life. (shockingly enough)

If you're interested in connecting, chatting, or keeping up to date with my work:

(Fun Fact: I’m generally full of questions and bubble tea.)

What’s on my…

Continuously updated list of what’s on my desks, devices, and shelves.

  1. What’s on my android

    Smart Launcher, TwoPixel, DarkMatter, Walli, Rounded Corder, Dashlane, Trello, Mr. Binario

    Updated on 29 August 2018
  2. What’s on my desk

    Dell Monitor, Pok3r Keyboard, NPKC Gradient Keycaps, Google Home, Gilded File Holder, Cermatic...

    Updated on 29 August 2018
  3. What’s on my mac

    Atom, Sublime, iTerm, Numi, Trello, Bear

    Updated on 29 August 2018

Meta Timeline

Explore the future, present, and past of thalida.com

  1. Next

    Active development branch of thalida.com, step into the future ✨

    Future
  2. 2018 v2: Latest

    Window: The site you're interacting with at this very moment.

    Present
  3. 2018 v1: Space Calendar

    Split-screen v3.1 this time featuring a space scene calendar

    January 2018 to August 2018
  4. 2017 v2: Shape Clock

    |Abandoned| Split-screen v3: Attempting to feature a very-odd-looking shape clock

    December 2017 to January 2018
  5. 2017 v1: Lowpoly Space

    Split-screen v2: Re-using the lowpoly space scene an earlier version

    March 2017 to December 2017
  6. 2016: Color Split

    Split-screen v1: A split screen design with a live gradient

    August 2016 to March 2017
  7. 2015: Magic Floating Card

    A floating card (that flips over) with live time data

    2015
  8. 2014: Fullscreen Lowpoly

    |Abandoned| A fullscreen lowpoly live space scene

    2014
  9. 2013: Flat and Live

    The original live version built on PHP

    2013
  10. 2013 v1: Flat Cards Madness

    A short lived version of my site that featured flat cards, because that's all the rage

    January 2013 to March 2013
  11. 2012: Brown & Minimal

    Oh so very very sephia

    2012

Things I’ve Built

  1. bit.ly roulette

    Generate a random bit.ly url, let the internet surprise you!

    https://github.com/thalida/bitly-roulette
  2. Ciphers & Codes

    ciphers.codes is a ciphers translator which will encode + decode a given piece of text.

    https://github.com/thalida/CiphersCodes
  3. Featured Post

    ShapeConnector

    A puzzle game where the goal is to get from one shape to another in a specified amount of moves.

    https://github.com/thalida/ShapeConnector
  4. Tic-Tac-Toe Cubed

    A 9x9 Tic Tac Toe Game built with Vue

    https://github.com/thalida/TicTacToeCubed
  5. Timezone

    Convert any datetime from one timezone to another. (Built with Vue.)

    https://github.com/thalida/Timezone
  6. WordBird

    A chrome plugin which will replace any words you choose with another one.

    https://github.com/thalida/WordBird

Elsewhere

Other places to find me across the interwebs

  1. Responsive Web Design Podcast

    The spotlight is on Thalida Noel, whose path to becoming a front-end engineer includes robotics,...

    https://responsivewebdesign.com/podcast/thalida-noel/
  2. The Journey Towards Staying

    One of the most consequential issues affecting young people is also the most ignored.

    https://medium.com/@thalidanoel/the-journey-towards-staying-af25c4d78da5#.abu2ga2eq
  3. WOCinTech Stock Photos

    I particated in two WOCInTechChat Photoshoots. The photos are under a creative commons license...

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wocintechchat/albums

Career

  • Etsy

    Engineering Manager on Discovery

    May 2017 - Now
  • Kinnek

    Senior Frontend Engineer

    Nov 2015 - May 2017
  • OkCupid

    Frontend Engineer

    Jan 2014 - Nov 2015
  • Webs

    Frontend Engineer Intern

    Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
  • NASA Goddard / Space Operations Institute

    Software Engineer Intern

    Mar 2010 - Jan 2013