My Tech Story
I currently work as a Full-Stack Engineer at Sumosoft.
- What prompted you to take on this particular role?
To make money and to be successful.
- How long have you been working in your job role?
About 2 years.
- How did you get your tech role?
I got into tech via a Bootcamp I did at Decagon, where I was trained for about 6-8 months after which I got an internship with Decagon. Sumosoft was my first job after the Bootcamp. I applied for the job on Indeed and was interviewed and I got the job role.
- How does your typical workday in your life play out?
I work remotely. Work starts at about 9 am, so I’m up around 7 am to prepare to prevent any hindrances to beginning work by 9 am. I work between 9 am to 5 pm with an hour break. After work, I take out time to study or solve algorithms or go out when I need to.
- What platform do you enjoy using in the course of working and what fascinates you about it?
I’m a .NET developer by training. So, most of my work is with .NET, which is C#. I work full stack with .NET; so, I use Blazor on the frontend and ASP.NET to code the backend. I use the MS SQL server database most of the time, and most of the apps I build also have MongoDB database and some other integrations.
- What’s that one thing you wished could be taken off your role’s functions? Better put, a major thorn in your flesh…😅
I wouldn’t say there’s anything I would like to take off my plate as I’m still learning and I love to take up as many responsibilities as possible. However, if there’s anything I could take off, it would be DevOps, cloud engineering, CI/CD, networking, and infrastructure basically. I do not enjoy it, I just have to perform those responsibilities as part of my full-stack job. Basically, I just want to code.
- What do you think would make you perform better at what you do? (You never can tell who’s reading this presently)
The most important thing for my performance so far is the ability to work remotely. I’ve worked before now outside tech, where I had to get into traffic every day to get to work. However, the ability to wake up by 7 am, and turn up my laptop to work is relieving and it helps with work-life balance…because you are amidst your family – see your wife and kids, which gives some balance while working. This has really helped me to function best.
- Who do you look up to as a role model in your role and why?
I really do not have a role model, because I do not specifically remember individual stories. I, however, watch videos and read about what people are doing which interests me, and I aspire to be like them.
- Trying to not sound like that troublesome HR… Tell me, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I know I would be a Senior Engineer, and I would be happy to have attained the level of a CTO (Chief Technology Officer). By that time, I would be 7 years into being a Software Engineer; so, it would be remarkable to have such a leadership position leading teams.
- Techies are stereotyped as nonchalant; some even claim to work around the clock and have little time for socializing… How true🤷♂️?
Saying Techies as nonchalant/antisocial is a hasty generalization. I know lots of tech pros that always have time to unwind. Although, I’m an introvert, and do not do much hangouts/fun things outside; I still look forward to that. My experience aside, it’s absolutely false saying techies don’t have time to unwind.
- What do you have to tell More Techies?
Well, I would say that More Techies should keep doing amazing things for Techies’ growth. The Morekathon is an excellent idea to help newbies and senior Techies to develop amazing products; keep it up!
- What golden secret can you tell someone trying to get into a similar role as yours to help them succeed?
I would say, resilience is key; just like I said, you face challenges every day, and there’s a need to provide solutions to them by every means possible.
- Do you have any milestone you think wouldn’t have been achieved?…but, alas! You smashed it!💪🏽🚀🤝
Switching my career from Engineering (as a trained/certified Engineer) to becoming a Software Engineer is one thing I didn’t think was possible, which I was able to get done!
For my tech experience, smashing milestones in this aspect is overcoming the everyday challenges faced in the course of my work as a Full stack Engineer. This is because you get to face some challenges that you most times haven’t seen before, and getting to tackle and solve these challenges daily makes me happy.
- Hey Techie✌🏻… being sincere, what else do you wish to tell us? You might just see it happen/finally get someone inspired! You gerriit?😉👍🏼
I would love to have an opportunity to work on major projects that would impact lots of lives and yield lots of money for me…it’s important.
- Kindly share a link to your most active social platform. You may be the light someone has been waiting to connect with.
- If you don’t mind, do you have works/products you’ve worked on that you want to showcase?
Here is a product I’ve been working on for the last 2 years – https://www.archibaldlondon.com/
- Before I leave you😊, what’s that one thing that’s going/working well for you ✅, that you can consider as a rose🌹, ever since you ventured into your field of tech?
Having a network of people – an Alumni network from the Decagon Software Bootcamp is the rose for me. A good network of friends in tech and good referrals are important and can’t be over-emphasized.