Yllka Curri: Good solutions for work and family
Yllka Curri is a software developer and team leader from Albania. She heard about Talent Call Turku through a friend and decided to do a little research. The video by Mayor Arve convinced her to apply because she promoted what Yllka wanted in a city, a place to balance family and professional life. She visited Turku with her entrepreneur husband Afrim and two little children – Sindi and Edon.
SEE THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THEIR TRIP:
Showing agility in and outside the office
Yllka started learning coding on her own at the age of 15 from a book she found, with no access to the internet. She has been challenging herself ever since, overcoming any obstacle. Now, years later, Yllka has a master’s degree in computer engineering and a job as a software developer and team leader.
– My strongest asset as a professional is my ability to learn new software languages, frameworks, and APIs quickly, Yllka says.
Another occupation she fulfills with all her know-how and heart, is that of a mother. Yllka has a daughter and a son with her husband Afrim, an accountant running his own firm. Artistic Sindi has taken over the walls of the family’s home with her paintings, while little Edon focuses on running and climbing up the stairs. Together the family likes to bike for a picnic in the park and feed the ducks – Edon’s favourite animals.
Desire to be part of the new future
With a history of working in the information technology and services industry and experience in goal-oriented team leading, Yllka is ready for a career leap. As one of the winners of Talent Call Turku, Yllka was looking forward to exploring the beautiful nature and opportunities in Turku area.
Talent Call Turku -week consisted of many company visits. Yllka said she felt Silo.AI was delivering good solutions for many problems and considered this another reason she is interested in moving to Finland.
– I feel the visited companies are all companies that work, not just for money, but to do something good for society and our planet. The artificial intelligence is the future and I would really like to be part of this, Yllka says.
Yllka and her family also visited the international school and kindergarten in Yli-Maaria. They heard about the Finnish education system and visited a classroom.
– Finland is an innovative country where I could improve my skills as a software developer. With the best education, child care and health system, it is a good place to live and bring up children, Yllka says.