Etel studied Latin and ancient Greek in college, taking a winding path from Greco-Roman literature into the tech world. Diving into system administration, Etel found that her language studies had taught her how to absorb information quickly and helped her develop into a new role as a technical writer at DigitalOcean. Since then, Etel has continued to grow, and now leads the Community Team.
In overseeing DigitalOcean's community content, Etel is responsible for equipping a team of technical writers and editors with the support they need to accomplish their tasks. From bringing on new hires, checking in with individual employees, and collaborating with teams across the company, Etel ensures that projects are moving forward and that quality content is being consistently produced.
“People are very open about sharing knowledge here.”
“Learning is super important to DigitalOcean. There’s such a focus on reading books and sharing knowledge, and I think the team really takes that up. Every year, we go to a conference as a group, and that’s really an opportunity for us to connect and take in a whole bunch of new information and new techniques.”