About Me

Hi there! I’m Elianiva. I love to build websites (or any software-related things at this point :) and contribute to open source projects as many as I can to make other people happy!

I was born and raised in Indonesia up until now, though I’d love to try to live abroad. I’ve been always interested in technology ever since I could remember. I started programming around 2018. My first language was actually Java, but then I got frustrated and went with Web Developer route, which is what I’m mainly doing until now.

Programming / Markup Languages

I actually know more than these, but they’re irrelevant as I don’t use them that often compared to these ones.

  • HTML/CSS/Markdown

    It’s basically a requirement for your average web developer. If you want to see my work, Svelteception is probably one of my proudest CSS work. I basically took random UI designs that I found on the internet (mostly from Dribbble) and implemented them. It was initially a challenge-sort-of-thing that I do with my friends, but they got busy and no longer have time for it. It’s only meant for the look though.

    Markdown is something that everybody knows, it’s dead simple and nice to work with.

  • LaTeX

    I’ve been trying to use LaTeX more often recently since it’s a very interesting concept to me. I don’t really like Rich Text Editor like Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc. Being able to create an article, cv, etc, without ever touching those editors is superb. Though I haven’t touched the bibliography stuff, I only used them for basic things.

  • Javascript/Typescript

    Javascript is the first programming language I learned when I was introduced to programming. (technically second, but I think you can guess why :) Nowadays I prefer Typescript because I prefer statically typed language for most cases. It provides a better developer experience in my opinion.

    I’ve made several apps in the past. Either full-stack or just the front-end. My go-to framework/library for frontend is usually Svelte or React (with NextJS) and my go-to framework/library for back-end is Fastify or Express, but again, I’m trying not to limit myself to a certain framework, I like learning new things!

  • Lua

    Lua is a language that I thought I would’ve never learned. I mainly use it for my text editor, which is Neovim and my window manager, AwesomeWM. I think it’s a nice, small and a very simple language, it’s meant to be easily embeddable, so it doesn’t have a big stdlib like Python. Also, LuaJIT is crazy fast for a scripting language.

  • Rust

    Rust an interesting language IMO. I did several simple experiments with Rust like nyaa.si scraper just for fun. I really want to spend more time with it, but I don’t have many use case for it (yet) and its compile time is just frustrating on my current laptop.

  • Go

    I recently started to invest more time in Go because it’s a simple language yet it’s quite fast. For me, it’s kinda like a middle ground between NodeJS and Rust. I made this smol API for my custom Chrome homepage when I learned Go for the first time.


If you want to reach me then feel free to hit me up on Twitter or Discord @elianiva#7886. I barely checked Twitter, only use it for Vtuber or art related stuff. A better option is my Discord since I’m quite active on that platform. You can also email me if you prefer doing that instead.

Why I Made This Website

Originally, I made this website as a place to keep my “notes”, but I thought that wouldn’t be useful unless I share it with other people. I also think it’s cool to have your own website where you can do whatever you want with it. If you want to check all my personal works, either check on the project page or my Github profile.

I use Svete-Kit and MDSveX to build this website and it’s hosted on Vercel. If you want more detail about my website then you might want to read this post or this updated post where I explain the process of making (or rather, rebuilding) this site.

My Setup

My laptop is Thinkpad X220. I use GNU/Linux as my main Operating System. Archlinux to be more specific, with Nix as my package manager. I’ve used Linux since ~2019. I’d say I’m not a GUI-guy myself because I prefer spending my time inside the terminal (except browsing the web, of course)

I used to use a Window Manager called AwesomeWM, such an awesome window manager, though I’m now using KDE Plasma. I also use a text editor called Neovim. I’ve been using it as my main text editor since late 2019. It was actually my first text editor that I feel comfortable with. Anyway, here’s my dotfiles if you want!

Well, I guess that’s about it. Thanks for visiting my website and I hope you found something useful from my site. Have a wonderful day! ツ