“Hold the vision, Trust the process”
#1 Give us a little introduction of yourself (name, age and your current position)
Roy: My name is Roy Derks, I do a lot of things ranging from being a developer to being an entrepreneur. Most of my time is spent on working on open-source projects for the City of Amsterdam and managing my own startup, SwitchBay. Also, I speak on conferences and teach others how to use React and GraphQL. Find more informations here.
Aurelie: Hi! I’m Souvir, 25 and currently a full-stack developer at Iziwork, a French startup in Paris. My twitter handle is @souvir.
#2 How did you start coding and how did you get your first job?
Roy: I started programming about 12 years ago when I wanted to start my own business. Back then Video on Demand didn’t exist and I had this idea for a peer-to-peer platform where you could trade DVDs with other people. As I needed a website for this, I taught myself how to program and just started building it. With this experience, I started to help other people build their startup dreams as a freelancer.
If you were to start learning to program again, what would you learn in 2019 and how would you do that?
- I want to do it (the process itself should make me feel good)
- I want to have it done (to show off to someone or to make money)
Are you working on any personal project(blog, forum, community), and if so, tell us about the one you are the proudest of?
What is for you the best part of this job? and the worst?
Useful references for the article
- Roy Derks: @gethackteam
- Aurelie Ambal: @Souvir
- Dan Englishby: @DanEnglishby, personal blog: CodeWall
- Emma: @EmmaWedekind, CodingCoach
- Aman:@amanhimself, Medium, Newsletter
- Mohammad: @RHJOfficial
- Inne: @inne_ria, CodingMum Community, Alumni Award, Medium
- Sean: @SeanAguinaga
- Mike Skowronek: @coderitual
- Fortune Kelechi Ikechi: @fortune_ikechi, Personal Project