The podcast that makes you discover stories of web enthusiasts around the world.
Sandeep Ramgolam, a passionate developer and community driver in Mauritius
In this 3rd episode of the podcast World Web Stories, Sandeep talk about his daily job as a Front-End developer and describe the community of developers living in Mauritius. Takeaways: Don't rush in learning how to use frameworks, learn your basics first! Mauritius is a beautiful island! You can't be good at everything, you must choose what interests you the most. Transcript David Dias : 00:00:00 Today I have the great pleasure to be with Sandeep from Moriches for another episode of the podcast, world stories. Welcome Sandeep. Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:00:20 Hi David, how are you doing? David Dias : 00:00:22 How are you doing? Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:00:24 I'm fine. It's just a bit tortilla and gracious. About one of the everything's good. David Dias : 00:00:29 So just for people that may not know, where is marshes, can you tell us where it's located? Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:00:35 Yeah, it's a small island in the middle of the Indian ocean. So you might know where Madagascar is. It's just a little south, east of Madagascar. David Dias : 00:00:46 Nice. Cool. So what do you do in life Sandeep, tell us a little bit more about. Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:00:54 So I'm a front end developer. That's my job. But apart from that I still could for fun.
But apart from that as well, I guess I like to hike, play some, sports, stuff like that. David Dias : 00:01:10 Do you have like places in marshes where you can go for. Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:01:16 Yeah, plenty. And that's been my hobby for the past two to three years or so, which has been going everywhere, everywhere I can around the island and trying to like discover places that are right here. David Dias : 00:01:32 Nice. Nice. So I'm curious. Do you remember when you started coding when, when he was. Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:01:42 Yeah. That's a long time. So we are now in 2021. So I guess I started coding when I was informed too. That would be in 2012. David Dias : 00:01:59 How many years old you were at the time? Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:02:01 No, not 2012. That would be 2002, I guess, Southern, too.
That's a long time. So I guess I was, I was 12 back then and we picked up like those computer classes. So in emotions we have like 4, 1, 2, 3 and inform one. That's where you get to start your computer glasses. That's when you are on 11 and in form one, you just do the people stuff like "what is a mouse?" "what is a keyboard?" You don't actually play with the computer. David Dias : 00:02:42 Oh, so you guys write on paper? Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:02:45 Yeah. Yeah, yeah. "So what is an input device?" What is a like, stuff like that? So that was kind of boring, but the next year you get to actually play with computers and learn a programming language. That's when I got started into programming. So I think the first language was basic. David Dias : 00:03:07 So I, I imagine that like your colleagues or like other, other people in your class, they, they did the same course, but they may not have been as interested as you were like, do you know what, what do you remember? What motivated you to like continue like doing more and not taking that class. Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:03:32 I think the main thing was that I thought it was fun. And mainly because we got to go into the computer room and play games between the programming lessons would sit at the back and play when the teacher was at looking. So that was kind of motivating, but. I guess I stayed for the fun of actually programming. David Dias : 00:04:01 So since, since the beginning coding for you was something fun. And I imagine that's still the case today. Sandeep Ramgolam : 00:04:10 Yeah, very much. That's my main with division. I wouldn't do it otherwise. David Dias : 00:04:16 Nice. So, so you, you went to school how, like. Did you like after school, did you do any university or something like that?
When did you start working as a front end developer? Professionally? Can you tell us a little bit more about that story
Ahmer Yasin, a successful web entrepreneur from Pakistan
In this 2nd episode of the podcast World Web Stories, David has the pleasure to interview Rana Ahmer Yasin, a software web entrepreneur from Pakistan. Ahmer is passionate about entrepreneurship and solving real problems. Through failures and successes, we learn what it takes to be passionate and believe in our own ideas. Ahmer brings us to a country with his difficulties but also his opportunities. Welcome to Pakistan! Takeaways: Follow your ideas and trust in yourself, even no one or only few believe in you Entrepreneurship is a journey with failures and successes Be bold in whatever you achieve in life You have the power to make other lifes better Transcript David Dias : 00:00:00 I have the great pleasure to be with for another episode of the podcast, World Web Stories. Welcome! Ahmer Yasin : 00:00:17 Thank you so much, David, it's already been a pleasure to be here. David Dias : 00:00:20 Where are you from? Ahmer Yasin : 00:00:21 Actually I'm from Pakistan and actually I'm living in Karachi is one of the most, this'll be the fastest city of my country.
And it is the most developed city should be where we are. We are working on different kinds of technologies here. So actually Karachi is one of the most populated city in Pakistan. So we have almost a 3 billion, three 30 million people here, living here and. And I love Karachi so much. David Dias : So you've been born in, in Karachi or? Ahmer Yasin : Yes. David Dias : So you leave your all life in Karachi. You're actually working there, like what do you do in life? Ahmer Yasin : Actually I am a software entrepreneur, I've been working in the software industry since last 8 years actually, and Assad in my career as a web developer. David Dias : 00:01:11 I'm really curious what, how all the whole story started. Do you remember the, like the first time you did something, you code something? Ahmer Yasin : 00:01:20 Yeah, sure. I can explain that to you if I was already in plastic and story, because I wasn't, I'm not a computer programmer and, and fortunately it's also, unfortunately I am not a CS strategy, so I don't have any degree and not a graduated guy.
And I was started working as a hardware engineer in a different, from that I learned I was a cell phone guy, so I meet a guy in a firm. Who was a computer programmer and working in a visual, basic visual, basic software. And when I meet him and the song he got rid of the skills, man, he can do whatever he wants to in programming.
In this short episode zero, David Dias presents himself and why he is launching the podcast "World Web Stories". Takeaways: If you are interested in talking about your experience and you life story, feel free to fill the form to be a guest . Episode Summary This episode is a small introduction about myself and the genesis of the podcast. This project is not about me, but it's about passionate people around the globe who have all incredible stories to share. My challenge will be now to find at least one person in each country of the world! Transcript Welcome to the episode 0 of the podcast "World Web Stories". The only podcast that makes you discover stories of web enthusiasts around the world. Every week, I interview someone who is passionate about the web. We talk about their life story, their failures and their successes. Join me, join us on this weekly adventure around the globe! And today it's a special episode because it's the episode zero of the podcast. And I'm going to talk about the genesis of the project and who I am. So let's start, let's dig in. I'm David Dias, I'm actually a French and I'm living in Toronto, in Canada since 2018. The project "World Web Stories" initially started in 2017. I was living in Mauritius and I thought about interviewing Francophone people, around the world about what they do in life, mostly people working with web. At this time I did five episodes. They're all on YouTube, if you want to check out. And then few weeks ago, I thought that you would be interesting to resurrect that project and interview people around the world. I'm passionate about people. I'm passionate about life stories in these times of COVID and a lot of people change their habits. A lot of people are not traveling anymore. I found that it would be interesting to. Reach all these people living everywhere in the world and interview them, for the podcast. To talk a little bit more about myself, I've been developing since I was 15. I started working on websites with tables and I really start working professionally when I was 27. I did a bunch of things. I've, I lived in different countries. I was living in Brazil before that. Um, I work as a photographer. I worked, as a journalist. I did a lot of things that I've been always passionate about, but web development brought me something special in my life. And I've been doing this every day for the past 10 years. One of my goal with that new podcast is to bring you stories about people passionate about the web, where they live. One of my goal with that podcast is to bring all these passionate people, living around the world, having different challenges, having different ways of working and bring them to the podcast for them to share their stories, their life stories, and what they do, how they do it and why. I think it would be really interesting to know, and to open our mind to know more about how people work with web around the globe. If you know someone, or if you are interesting in being part of the podcast, please go on the world web stories dot com slash be a guest, and fill the form so that I can know a little bit about you. I can do some research and then I can contact you to schedule an interview. Feel free to share the website and this episode with anyone, you know, and hopefully we will have, in the first season, one person per country. I'm really, really, really excited to talk to you all and share your stories on the podcast. I see you around. Bye bye.