Q&A with Alex Muench, Product Designer at Doist

Thank you Alex for accepting the request, and without further ado, let’s start the Q&A: Q: Who is Alex to people who do not know you and what are you up to currently? My Name is Alex Muench, I’m a senior product designer from Germany currently working with Doist. We are a fully remote teamContinue reading “Q&A with Alex Muench, Product Designer at Doist”

5 steps to get a remote job from Morocco

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 thisContinue reading “5 steps to get a remote job from Morocco”

Gear for a remote job

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 brandsContinue reading “Gear for a remote job”

Best Coffee Shops for working in Casablanca

Last updated: February 14th, 2020 This is a list of coffee shops I tried and recommend in Casablanca. The general note given takes into consideration things like power sockets, noise, mood, view, quality of mobile signal… but also others like price, non smoking area, etc. I dropped the WiFi from this list, as generally speaking,Continue reading “Best Coffee Shops for working in Casablanca”

3 steps guide to learn something new while maintaining a daily job

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”

Understanding Remote vs Distributed teams

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. IContinue reading “Understanding Remote vs Distributed teams”

The future of software applications

In the beginning, software applications were desktop ones. You know, the ones you download from the internet or install from a CD, and get pinged about updates you need to install. We then moved to mobile applications. With the same story, you need to install it on your mobile phone and update it now andContinue reading “The future of software applications”

Why software engineers are leaving Morocco

In 2018, between 50 to 100 software engineers left Morocco every month, usually for France. While Morocco is proud of this achievement, as it shows his good education system, there is something we need to ask ourselves: Why? I’ve worked in the Moroccan software industry for nearly 2 years before quitting. These years were moreContinue reading “Why software engineers are leaving Morocco”