Cecilia Bartels - York Butter Factory ACM

Your New Community Manager, Cecilia!

Hey everyone, my name’s Cecilia! Some of you might recognise me from my brief stay here at YBF over the summer of 2014/15, but for those of you who don’t, I’m sure we’ll get to know each other very soon.

After founding Twitter in 2006 at the tender age of 11,* and being one of the first investors in the Internet in 1989,** I thought, where to next? I decided to study Arts at Melbourne Uni, which I wrapped up last Friday.

I like to experiment in cooking, not always successfully but always enthusiastically. As I write this I’ve just convinced Stavros to buy some nice olive oil to keep here because I’m Italian and a life without olive oil isn’t a life worth living. My other lifelong passion is for music, both playing/writing and exploring new genres (thanks to the Holy Trinity of Soundcloud-Youtube-Spotify).

I’ve loved following news in the tech world over the past few years. This has only increased my excitement at returning to the young, vibrant community that is YBF, something which I have really missed since leaving. Now that I’m back, I can’t wait to hear about everyone’s businesses and the individual projects you’re working on.

The other thing I wanted to add is that I love hearing out and workshopping new ideas, so by all means if you think there is something that I can help bring to life as the newest addition to the Community Manager team please let me know!

I’m also chattier than I might come off, so feel free to drop by the front desk if you need a break and feel like hearing stories of recent mishaps in my life.

* For the Maxes of the world, this is absolutely a joke

** So is this. Max, do the math.