Eshanoronha 472X1000

New Hire at Umbraco HQ: Esha the Explorer

Documentarian, world traveler, and baker of rum cake

Eshanoronha 472X1000
Written by Esha Noronha

Our new hire Esha is a pro documentarian 📝 Not only does she have tons of technical writing experience, she brings a real knack for documenting her own travels around Denmark, India, and other sites in Europe and Asia. If you’re looking for a little escape today, we highly recommend a look! 🗻

Beyond gorgeous views, Esha enjoys video games, baking, and creating tutorials for our YouTube channel. It’s likely she’ll lend you a hand sooner or later - and if you’re lucky, she might also share her recipe for rum cake 🎂

Hey there 😊

I am Esha Noronha and the newest member of the HDTV (Happy Documentation and TV)  team. As part of the HDTV team, my responsibilities include creating and updating Umbraco documentation along with video tutorials for Umbraco’s YouTube channel. My first week at Umbraco started out with a bang with my first YouTube video and a month passed by quickly giving a complete overhaul to the most popular tutorial - Creating a basic site in the documentation. These days I am quite hooked on testing the beta version of Umbraco 9 and creating/updating the documentation. 

I am quite pleased to say my role is as exciting as it sounds 😃 I got to know about Umbraco through Codegarden campaigns but I didn’t know much about the Umbazing products and services it was offering. Well, now I know 😉

Who am I? 

I was born and raised in Mumbai, India. As a teen, I loved reading books and participating in school and college plays. This interest was soon overtaken by video games, outdoor activities, and maintaining an online social presence (which piqued my interest in IT & technology). 

As a Computer Science graduate, I started my career in software development, which soon took a U-turn into technical writing.  From coding to technical writing, my journey has been inspired by my interests.  

Nariman Point in Mumbai, India

Nariman Point in Mumbai, India

I am mostly a social, responsible, and friendly person. I come off as an introvert at first (so you might notice me talking less or being shy), but once I am comfortable in my new environment you’ll get to witness my fun side.

Snow days are my favorite!

Snow days are my favorite!

I’m also a morning person, but some days I just enjoy cuddling in bed and having heart-to-heart conversations with my closest ones. 

How did I get here? 

I have been living in Denmark’s cozy little city Aalborg' since the winter of 2019. I moved to Denmark because my then-fiance and now-husband Melwyn was working here. 

We had to choose between India and Denmark and our choice was largely based on the hyggelig livsstil (cozy lifestyle) and strong work-life balance.

Christmas trees and lights in Gammeltorv, Aalborg

Christmas trees and lights in Gammeltorv, Aalborg

Esha at Hammershus Castle Ruins, Bornholm

The view from Hammershus Castle Ruins, Bornholm

In my spare time

Spending time in nature is my way to de-stress and relax. I’m always up for camping, trekking, or long walks in the park, forest, or beach.

In the photo, I'm taking a walk across the castle bridge along the stone-paved road and finish at the top 70 meters above sea level to reach Hammershus Castle Ruins, Bornholm.

Trekking in Mussoorie, India - one of the hill stations in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range

Trekking in Mussoorie, India - one of the hill stations in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan range

Horse riding in and around the gorgeous valleys and hilly places of Jammu & Kashmir, India

Horse riding in and around the gorgeous valleys and hilly places of Jammu & Kashmir, India

Camping in Hvidbjerg Strand Fiskerhuse, Blåvand

Camping in Hvidbjerg Strand Fiskerhuse, Blåvand

Yehliu Geopark - Home of Taiwan’s unique rock formations caused by geological factors

Yehliu Geopark - Home of Taiwan’s unique rock formations caused by geological factors

I normally enjoy a cup of coffee or 🍺 with friends. My husband and I love to play Badminton and mini-golf so we normally spend our Fridays competing with each other 🤣 

On rainy or gloomy days, we just enjoy a glass of wine while binge-watching Netflix or playing video games. My 3 favorite games are It Takes Two, A Way Out, and Sea of Thieves.

The spirit of Christmas and the aroma of freshly-baked cookies and cake encouraged me to start baking. Whenever there’s a special occasion, I try my hand at cake or muffins. I’m still learning, but it's worth the time.

Rum cake in progress!

Rum cake in progress!

Sometimes, I prefer to spend time alone, listening to music, cooking new cuisines, or just pampering myself with some “ME'' time. 

Well, that’s it for now and I hope you got to know a little bit about me 🦄 See you in the docs!

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