21st Century Rockstars

 

by Eugene Mutai

 
Facebook/Twitter/Github: @kn9ts
 

Life Before Building Software

How does Facebook work?

HTML 4.1

CSS 2

JAVASCRIPT​

PHP

BAMBA 10

10 mb for 8 bob

Our BIG APPLE

Community Space

My 1st Job: GridPlot Visualiser

6 months long project, 1st time using JavaScript

PrittyNote

After learning how to use the browser CANVAS API I got a cool idea of an app I could build.

StatusShare

...and another cool idea, maybe?!?!

What I did not realize.

I was/had learnt so much, name it: grasped the syntax well, authentication, social auth, working with JSON, data structures, REST APIs, server security, application deployment, version control

I also proudly shared my work a lot

One thing led to another...

Joined the iHub Consultancy Elite team

Full-stack Software Engineer

With a preference towards front-end development because of my thousands of hours that lead to taming the JavaScript beast
I eventualy got nicknamed 'Fullstack'

Currently the largest developer community in Kenya

Inactive at the moment, reviving it soon...

In Web Technologies

VituMob.com

1 million dollars in revenue
This made me learn 
it's not just about the software.
Continues Journey to become a world-class developer

and then Project Mulla

Open Source | 200+ stars / 70 forks

1,000,000 Developers

 

shortage (let alone great ones) by the year 2020

 

BE CURIOUS, and determined

 

Do the hard things, and reap

 

Persistence

Perseverance

Consistency

So where? when? how? do you start?

All I know and ever need to know is how to get solutions to people's problems and I will stay relevant.

Eugene Mutai - @kn9ts

21st Century Rockstars

By Eugene Mutai

21st Century Rockstars

Being a software engineer in this age is one of the hottest jobs of the 21st century. Let me convince you.

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