About Me

Hi everyone, my name is Indira! I'm an Indonesian-born technologist currently based in the US.

In my spare time I love to travel, scuba dive, take nice photos of things, and learn more about the world. I'm a proud owner of the Indonesian passport, though I've spent more time living abroad than I have in Indonesia itself so I consider myself a citizen of earth first and foremost. I'm passionate about exploring and experiencing all that life has to offer, and I hope to use this site as a platform to share my thoughts.

Recent Highlights ✨

To Rebuild or Repair? Why Vistaprint Opted to "Replatform" (link)
Built In Boston, Insider Spotlight, 21/10/2020

Perceived performance, and why it matters (recording, link, slides)
All Things Open, 14/10/2019

Improving perceived performance with critical CSS (link)
CONNECT 2019, 13/04/2019

Perceived performance, and why it matters (link)
Women Who Code Boston, 20/03/2019

How the son of two farmers graduated from Columbia despite all odds (link)
Indonesia Mengglobal Article, 01/01/2019

Perceived performance, and why it matters (link)
Boston Code Camp, 17/11/2018

What I learned as an editor at Indonesia Mengglobal (link)
PERMIAS Massachusetts' October TrioTalks, 27/10/2018

critical-css-generator (link)
A package that extracts critical css (above the fold) for a specific site using puppeteer. Available on NPM.

Other things 👀

I was previously a Lead Software Engineer at Vista working on a variety of domains, from the logistics/platform side, to the more customer-facing e-commerce and design technologies side. I left Vista in April 2022 to take a gap year where I plan to spend time with family and friends, relax, and travel.

I was also a Director at Women Who Code Boston and Editor in Chief for Indonesia Mengglobal, a non-profit organization passionate about inspiring and empowering the Indonesian youth to dream big.

I graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. During my time at Brown, I led Hack@Brown‘s Documentation Team and also worked as a photographer for Liber Brunensis (Brown University’s yearbook). Prior to that, I studied at Green River College in Washington for 1.5 years, and before that, I studied at Pei Hwa Secondary School in Singapore. I also wrote quite a bit, and was a student blogger for Study USA as well as a student contributor to U.S. News World & Report.