Lydia Cupery

Software Consultant & Developer, Grand Rapids

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Growing up in Istanbul, Turkey, I loved picking up Turkish sayings, translating, teaching English, and keeping track of my earnings in overly complex excel documents. I started Calvin College as a business major and continued learning language as a Gilman Scholar in China.

After taking a computer science class on a whim, I began to appreciate how building systems from scratch and breaking down a problem to its component parts tied in with my interest in language and business processes. Eventually, I declared Computer Science as a major and graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Business focusing on Finance.

In my time at Calvin, I did an REU research project on the 911 system, lab monitored, and was a Resident Assistant. Off campus, I gained web development experience at CQL and business experience as a summer analyst in the Operations division of Goldman Sachs. On campus, I co-founded Calvin College Women in Computing (WIC) with two friends.

I started working at Atomic right after graduation and joined the accelerator program. I love working at Atomic because of how much I’ve learned in a short amount of time, because I get to combine my interest in building systems with the more business-focused side of a consultancy, and because of the bright personalities and remarkable work ethic of my fellow Atoms.

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