about us

who are we?

the UmaHub story

Photo of Elena Kolevska - The founder of UmaHub

Seventeen years ago, when I was 16, I fell in love

I fell in love with the freedom of expression, the power of creation and the liberty building software gave me. It blew my mind then, and has continued to do so ever since.

Ten years ago I got my first programming job. Then three years later I decided I wanted to move to Brazil, so I found a new job in a distributed team in an American company and off I went. Earning dollars and spending other (weaker) currencies was quite convenient :)

I spent a few years travelling. Just me, my laptop and a backpack... and a whole lot of adventures! :)

Working as a programmer remotely allowed me to travel, to live the life I wanted. It gave me the freedom I always treasured deeply. I was living the dream! When I decided to settle and give birth to a baby boy, on a wild mountain in Brazil (with no cell phone signal, but WITH wi-fi :) ) being a software developer allowed me to go back to work just 2 months after he was born without leaving him for hours a day. And allowed him to have his mummy near when he needed her the most.

I got to be a part of great teams of incredibly intelligent men and women where we created amazing things. We were the ones engineering the products that made work and life easier for so many people and that felt so good.

I got to be a speaker at tech conferences where I was able to share a bit of my knowledge and experience with many other developers, veterans, as well as beginners and at the end of every conference we would end up many friends richer than when we arrived.

Being a developer has given me a great life. And now I want to pass it on to you.. I want to teach you the technical skills, the human skills, the art and craft of working in a remote team and most importantly - to give you the confidence that you can do it too.

Elena Kolevska,
Founder of UmaHub


team

Photo of Victor Vorski - Co-founder

Victor Vorski

Business Development, Chief Imagineering Officer

Photo of Ana Macário - Designer

Ana Macário

Graphic designer

Photo of Lena Kemna - Digital Marketer & Social Media

Lena Kemna

Digital Marketer & Social Media Strategist


advisers

Photo of Sarah Moran - Aviser

Sarah Moran

Sarah is Co-founder and CEO of Girl Geek Academy, with a mission to teach 1 million women to get into tech and launch their own startups by 2025.

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Traian Brumă

A learning architect on a mission to create a new kind of university. Co-founded two universities, one of them the Alternative University - a freedom-centered university in Romania.

Filipa Larangeira

CEO & Co-Founder of Newmanity. For over a decade, she's worked with multinationals and startups, developing efficient and sustainable solutions that connect human motivation to the needs of a company

Photo of Jean Philippe Rosier - Adviser

Jean Philippe Rosier

Teacher and Partner at Perestroika, Brazil - a school of creative activities re-imagining learning, authors of the "Experience learning" methodology.

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