Monica Lent

Monica Lent

Software engineer

Currently specializing in React and Node.

Past: Angular/Backbone, Python/Django, Neo4j/Postgres.


My life as a developer started by creating pages on when I was ten years old. My first HTML4 book helped me make my website compatible with Netscape ;) By 15, I had my first domain name and a blog using b2. Shortly thereafter I was developing in PHP and MySQL, creating XMB themes in Macromedia Flash, and...enough of the flashback?

It's been more than seven years since I landed my first tech job as a University student. In the mean time, I also got a minor in Computer Science, where I gained a foundation in topics like Java, OOP, Unix, Python, and computer architecture.

Right now I'm leading (and building!) the Web Team at SumUp, a FinTech startup based in Berlin, Germany. Please get in touch with me if you're a Javascript developer looking for a new challenge!


Tech projects
Tech blog: I try to share some of the things I learn in my day-to-day work for people googling error messages :)Droplist: Tiny list of your Digital Ocean droplets from the system tray. Written in Go during my last Christmas break.Typegeek: Vanilla javascript widget for typing Roman characters and producing polytonic Greek in unicode.Daphne - Library for interacting with parse trees, using d3. Read more about how it works.Dotfiles: Everything you ever wanted to know about a person.
Personal projects
Not a nomad blog: My travel, photography, and expat blog. Uses Hugo, a static site generator written in Go and uses a custom theme.

Work experience

Most of my jobs have had a heavy frontend component, implementing single-page applications. I'm currently working a lot with Node, and in the past have also worked a lot with Python (Django/Tastypie/Fabric) and Neo4j/Postgres.

Title Employer When
Lead Frontend Engineer SumUp Mar 2016 – Present
Senior Web Frontend Engineer SumUp Dec 2014 – Mar 2016
Research Associate (NLP Chair) University of Leipzig Aug 2013 – Nov 2014
User Experience Developer iPlant Collaborative May 2012 – Jul 2013
Student Webmaster iPlant Collaborative Jan 2010 – May 2012

For more details, you can download my CV (2017).