Sebastian Valdivia, 25, Software Developer, SKIO Music
Born in Peru and raised in Colombia, Sebastian came to Canada in 2011 to finish his computer science degree at the University of British Columbia. During his studies, he interned as a software developer, wrote chef scripts and deployed servers at Blackbird Interactive, created a calculus companion app for UBC, built an end-to-end notification system for the Goodreads app in Kindle Fire at Amazon, and developed a new content manager at Hootsuite. He is currently a Software Developer for SKIO Music and is responsible for the UI development, general style standardization and component creation, and building microservices.
The Developer 30 Under 30 is a new program celebrating Canada’s rising talent in the tech community. The selection committee included top executives from companies such as Plastic Mobile, RBC, Sun Life, Pizza Pizza, Indigo, Rogers and Canada Goose.