So you want to work remotely? Awesome! This article is for you. If you're new to this blog, I'm Ahmed. A self-taught software engineer from Morocco working remotely. You can know more about me here. I'm providing you a 5 steps to get a remote job. I used this process myself and I hope this … Continue reading 5 steps to get a remote job from Morocco
This is the list of things I'm using and you'll probably use if you're working remotely. Given you can work from anywhere, this list contains things you'll use from your home office and others for when you're with a backpack (coffee shops, co-working spaces, or nomadic lifestyle). Disclaimer:You'll find me talking about lot of brands … Continue reading Gear for a remote job
Last updated: May 4th, 2019 This is a list of coffee shops I tried and recommend in Casablanca. I live near 2 Mars, so all these coffee shops are located, more or less, in that part. The general note given takes into consideration things like power sockets, noise, mood, view, quality of mobile signal... but … Continue reading Best Coffee Shops for working in Casablanca
If you're in a field and thinking of learning some new things, either to be able to work on other areas or change your career completely, you'll find yourself learning in your free time. One thing we need to make clear however, is if you're learning something to be able to do your current job, … Continue reading 3 steps guide to learn something new while maintaining a daily job
Question: How to show the world what you can do if your work is proprietary or not public? Answer: A portfolio. It's easier to pass an interview with a portfolio in hands than passing it with only your resume to speak for you. In the former, when asked about what you can do, you can … Continue reading Building a portfolio
In your journey of finding remote jobs you're likely to find two types of teams: distributed and remote. Even if they are used interchangeably, you need to be aware of the difference. This talk by Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic, is a good talk about Remote vs Distributed, but also remote working in general. I … Continue reading Understanding Remote vs Distributed teams
Everyone asks himself, where should I work? The response is different depending on your field and what you want to be in the future. But what's discussed here, even if it's applied to software engineering, can be said about any job out there. If you're in a hurry and want a quick check list, you … Continue reading Where should I work?