Here at Totally we're a growing team which means we were lucky enough to recently hire a new graduate developer called Sajad. We've had a quick chat with Sajad to see how he's finding work at Totally so far and here's what he had to say...
I’m not too sure where to begin here... I originally come from Kabul in Afghanistan but I’ve spent the majority of my life growing up in the UK after moving here when I was around six years old. I live in London and went to school in the London borough of Redbridge, I then attended Keele University where I studied Computer Science. Shortly after graduating, I spent just over half a year in Yorkshire, working as a web developer for a digital agency.
It’s such a cliche, but time has really flown by. It’s coming up to two months now although it doesn’t feel like anywhere near that long. There’s a lot more people here compared to my previous workplace which was a little daunting at first but everyone has been very welcoming so far which has certainly helped me to settle in. *aww*
My favourite part? - Well, it would probably have to be my first evening out with Totally. It was a good chance to get to know people.
Here's a little gif we made of *that night*.. This is our Totally initiation, you must eat 3 dry crackers in the one minute... Trust me when I say it's a lot harder than it looks - I think Sajad will agree with this statement! (Sorry Sajad, but it had to be done ;))
It was when I started learning programming in university. My interest just grew as I learnt more and then it was a no-brainer that I should want to do something that I genuinely enjoyed.
What have you found most challenging about the job so far?
It would definitely have to be working on legacy codebases. It takes a while to build your understanding of how a large system is developed and how all the different parts fit together. I have also had very minimal prior experience with working on larger codebases, having instead worked on smaller or more front-end based projects - but who doesn’t love a challenge, right?
Can you tell us a bit about your social life and hobbies outside the office?
My social life consists mostly of playing football or hanging out with family or friends. In my spare time, I either like to work on side projects or just read about whatever interests me at the time.
OK Sajad, thanks for taking the time out to have a chat with us, now time for a few quick-round questions:
Android or iOS?
Firefox or Chrome?
Facebook or Twitter?
Tea or Coffee?
Creative or Techy?
Bit of both
Mac or PC?
Spotify or Itunes?
Google or Yahoo?
Cereal or Porridge?
Gmail or Outlook?
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