Romy Ilano

iOS Developer / Creator

About Me

I'm an iOS Developer as well as an all around creator living in Oakland, California.


I got into programming in the midst of running my first doomed start-up Snowyla and fell in love with programming. I coded my first iOS App Bento Rock in three months and haven't looked back since!

Since then I have worked various roles as an iOS Engineer, which is a great complement to my 10+ years in the mobile space as a Product and Project Manager. I bring a unique combination of corporate international experience, entrepreneurial drive, design and technical background to any team.


All my life I have been making art, zines and comics, and I find programming to be a natural extension of this creative output. It was a great experience to come to Silicon Valley, where innovation is celebrated.

In my spare time I hang out at local hackerspaces SudoRoom and Noisebridge to learn from smart idealistic people coding and creating to make the world a better place.

I have also volunteered at excellent non-profits Women Who Code , which seeks to balance the gender imbalance in tech and Stanford / MIT Venture Labs , a speaker series on entrepreneurship.

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  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Programming: iOS Objective-C (3 Years), JavaScript / Node.js (Intermediate), Working knowledge of Python, Ruby
  • Tools: Git, Xcode, JIRA, Fisheye
  • Professional Experience: Programming, Graphic Design, UX Design, Product Management, Project Management