Our next team intro: meet Nelson, one of our stellar software engineers! When we caught up with Nelson, he shared how his coding helps users take control of their #privacy, and how he’s spending some of his free time diving into Roman philosophy:
In civilian words, how would you describe your job?
I write code to retrieve and/or delete users’ personal data when users make such a request.
Sounds fun! When and how did you get into coding?
In high school, there was a Visual Basic programming class that I signed up for. (Visual Basic is the name of a programming language.) And in college, I studied computer science.
Is that something you thought you’d be when you grew up?
As a kid, I don’t think I was aware of software development. But as a teenager, I started to see myself in tech.
Who in tech did you idolize when you were growing up?
Probably the standard people such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates.
Big names indeed! Speaking of which, who would you want to have a 30-minute Zoom meeting with? It could be anyone in the world
If Zoom could time travel and do real-time translation, then the Roman philosopher Seneca, because I am currently reading his letters. If not, maybe someone like Elon Musk, because he seems to have an interesting personality and is playing a large role in shaping the future of tech.
Now, what’s the first concert you saw, and your favorite band or musician today?
I think the first major concert I went to was Rise Against. I am not sure who I would call my favorite today. Maybe Corey Taylor… I listen to a lot of his music, between his two bands and solo album, and occasional features on songs with other musicians.
And lastly, what is one thing that always makes you happy?
A long meditation after a stressful day.
Ethyca hosted its second P.x session with the Fides Slack Community earlier this week. Our Senior Software Engineer Thomas La Piana gave a live walkthrough of the open-source privacy engineering platform, Fides 2.0. He demonstrated how users can easily deploy Fides and go from 0 to full DSR automation in less than 15 minutes. If you weren’t able to attend, here are the three main points addressed during the session.
Introducing consent management in Fides 2.0. With the coming state privacy laws in 2023, your business needs to have granular control over users’ data and their consent preferences. Learn more about how Fides can enable this for your business, for free.
Ethyca launched its privacy engineering meetup, P.x, where Fides Slack Community members met and interacted with the Fides developer team. Two of our Senior Software Engineers, Dawn and Steve, gave presentations and demos on the importance of data minimization, and how Fides can make data minimization easier for teams. Here, we’ll recap the three main points of discussion.
We enjoyed two great days of security and privacy talks at this year’s Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, aka SOUPS Conference! Presenters from all over the world spoke both in-person and virtually on the latest findings in privacy and security research.
At Ethyca, we believe that software engineers are becoming major privacy stakeholders, but do they feel the same way? To answer this question, we went out and asked 337 software engineers what they think about the state of contemporary privacy… and how they would improve it.
The UK’s new Data Reform Bill is set to ease data privacy compliance burdens on businesses to enable convenience and spark innovation in the country. We explain why convenience should not be the end result of a country’s privacy legislation.
Our team of data privacy devotees would love to show you how Ethyca helps engineers deploy CCPA, GDPR, and LGPD privacy compliance deep into business systems. Let’s chat!Get a Demo