Hello, I’m Stefanni Brasil. Thanks for visiting my page!
I’m originally from Brazil, but I live in Vancouver, BC.
I love learning, including how to learn more effectively. I like to see how much I can change, and how much I can become a better version of myself.
Once I get interested in something, I’m pretty good at extracting what’s useful for me and changing my habits until I get a positive feedback loop. For example:
- I learned English when I was a teenager by listening to songs and watching movies. My family didn’t have lots of money to invest in my Education. Also, I lived in such a tiny city that school languages didn’t even exist there!
- I adopted a whole foods plant-based diet. I’m super healthy effortlessly;
- I used to invest +50% of my income following the FIRE - Financial Independence Retire Early - principles;
- I completely rewired my brain to have a growth mindset and be more positive. I even read self-help books now!
More About me & My Projects
- I have a degree in Portuguese & French Literature. I also won a scholarship to study at the University of Coimbra, Portugal for 2 years;
- I learned how to code when I was finishing my Literature degree;
- Currently, I’m exploring different and exciting work to do with my coding skills. I’m not looking for full-time opportunities;
- I’m on my path to be the first millionaire in my family;
- I want to democratize access to Mental Health & Coaching resources;
- I love exercising! I run, I ride my bike, I do yoga, I do lots of bodyweight exercises. I do 20 pushups every day (a tiny habit);
- I dream of crossing North America in an R.V., but I don’t think my cats would like this idea;
- I have a podcast! It’s called hexdevs. Recently, we started doing live Rails coding streams on our YouTube channel.
- I’m learning Digital Lettering with Procreate;
Talks & Podcasts
- Should I go with Rails API-only? - RailsConf 2021;
- RailsConf Scholars: 2021 Remote Edition - Greater than Code Podcast;
- Developing Yourself as a Junior Developer - Vanruby meetup;
- Rails 5 System Tests – Vanruby meetup;
Thank you for reading!
If you’d like to get in touch, you can find me at hi at stefannibrasil dot me.