I began building software in high school, as a self-taught freelance web developer, mostly with Flash and PHP. In 2012 I got my first job as employee working with ASP.NET (web forms and MVC). In the following 5 years I moved on from Developer to Tech lead and finally Project leader.

I’m driven by a passion for creating and learning, which is why halfway through 2017 I decided to become and independent developer and entrepreneur.

These days I’ve been working with Node.js, .NET Core and learning Svelte.


I write a weekly blog about software development and entrepreneurship in dev.to/paulasantamaria.


When I’m not coding, writing or talking about code, I’m usually playing guitar or drawing. I also love podcasts, books and videogames.