Desy Kristianti

Frontend Engineer, Public Speaker, and Diversity Champion in Doncaster, United Kingdom

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Desy (she/her) rhymes with Messi (the football player).

I am a 25 year old woman from Indonesia who moved to the UK in 2012. I'm a Frontend Engineer at OakNorth, a credit analysis and monitoring platform powered by machine learning. I also actively contribute to women's networks by organising various events and initiatives. Public speaking and music are my biggest passions.

I have spoken at various tech conferences across Europe, won the WATC Rising Star Awards 2018 in Technology and was a shortlist for the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2020 in Digital & Technology.

As a woman of colour, I am a proud diversity champion and dedicate my time as a Women Techmakers Belfast Organiser and a #IamRemarkable trainer.

I founded an impromptu public speaking group called The SPUDS Belfast, a friendly and supportive group dedicated to provide a safe learning space for people who are terrified of speaking in public.

Inspired by my childhood dream of singing in a band, I also sing and play the ukulele in my spare time. It was challenging to learn as an adult but I absolutely love it.

I am a firm believer that anyone has the power to engineer their own success - irrespective of who they are and their background. There's nothing you can't achieve if you set your mind to it!

  • Work
    • OakNorth
  • Education
    • Imperial College London