11 episodes

We iterate and revamp software on a daily basis but we never iterate ourselves for the better. Join Mohamad Kalaaji (technolaaji) talk about different topics from a software developer point of view from learning new programming languages all the way to developing MVPs for startups and dealing with imposter syndrome but in an unorthodox ideology.

The Reconfigured Podcast technolaaji

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We iterate and revamp software on a daily basis but we never iterate ourselves for the better. Join Mohamad Kalaaji (technolaaji) talk about different topics from a software developer point of view from learning new programming languages all the way to developing MVPs for startups and dealing with imposter syndrome but in an unorthodox ideology.

    #10 - Luciano Mammino: Senior Architect, CTO, Writer, Speaker

    #10 - Luciano Mammino: Senior Architect, CTO, Writer, Speaker

    Today’s episode is with Luciano Mammino, Senior Architect at fourTheorem and co-author of the well known book “Nodejs Design Patterns” that is published by Packt. In this episode we have discussed the following:


    What fourTheorem offers (and why they chose AWS as cloud provider of choice)
    Transitioning from just writing code to adopting the cloud
    Challenges being a CTO
    The challenges of co-writing a book
    Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program
    And much more

    Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/23bKVdY0gp8

    Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream

    Show transcript and notes: https://www.technolaaji.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #9 - Jackson Gabbard: CTO, Facebook, Refactorer, and Mentor

    #9 - Jackson Gabbard: CTO, Facebook, Refactorer, and Mentor

    Today’s episode is with Jackson Gabbard, CTO at Cord and ex-Facebook employee who started the engineering team for Facebook in the UK. In this episode we have discussed the follow:


    What Cord offers
    Requirements for someone to be qualified as a CTO
    Challenges coordinating a team of developers
    Refactoring code and real life examples of refactoring in production
    Hiring process of developers from high profile companies
    Facebook’s timeline implementation
    Facebook’s data capturing implementation + patent registry
    Facebook UK engineering team story
    Facebook’s Integrity and Safety measures
    And much more

    Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/hJqQvl6QK3A

    Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream

    Show notes: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/facebook-uk-engineering-team-and-cto-at-cord-with-jackson

    • 3 hr 26 min
    #8 - Rawad Assaf: Founder, CTO, Mentor, and Clojure | The Reconfigured Podcast

    #8 - Rawad Assaf: Founder, CTO, Mentor, and Clojure | The Reconfigured Podcast

    Today’s episode is with Rawad Assaf, Founding Partner at RAMS services and CTO of UK Tech Hub Lebanon. In this episode we have discussed the following topics:


    What RAMS offers
    When it is time to start your own business
    Picking the right partners for your startup
    Why RAMS chose Clojure as programming language of choice
    Common issues startups faced when starting out when he was a CTO at UK Tech Hub
    Finding suitable candidates to hire for your company/startup
    Requirements for becoming a mentor/coach
    Interview processes and should companies adopt the typical interview process
    His adventures at Murex and why he stayed there for more than 10 years
    And much more

    Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/K_tLt-oHkP8

    Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream

    Show notes: https://www.technolaaji.com

    • 48 min
    #7 - William Collins: Cloud Architect, Multi Cloud, and Automation | The Reconfigured Podcast

    #7 - William Collins: Cloud Architect, Multi Cloud, and Automation | The Reconfigured Podcast

    Today’s episode is with William Collins, Principal Cloud Architect at Alkira. In this episode we have discussed the following:


    His role at Alkira
    Multi Cloud connections and how Alkira provides a reliable solution
    Multi Cloud in companies that adopt a one cloud provider
    When to use a monolith and when to use micro services
    Hybrid Cloud and how it operates (through his experience in Humana)
    Automating cloud resources with Terraform
    Certifications
    And much more

    Video version: https://youtu.be/zhpIoPtRaQE

    Show notes: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/multicloud-with-william-collins

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #6 - Sean Falconer: Developer Relation, CTO, Founder, ex-Google, and more | The Reconfigured Podcast

    #6 - Sean Falconer: Developer Relation, CTO, Founder, ex-Google, and more | The Reconfigured Podcast

    Today’s episode is with Sean Falconer, head of developer relations at Skyflow. In this episode we have discussed the following:


    His role as Head of Developer at Skyflow
    What Skyflow offers and how it can impact businesses on a large scale
    His adventures at Google
    The benefits Google provides to its employees
    His position being a CTO and founder to a startup
    His experience being a Postdoc at Stanford
    And much more

    Video version of the episode: https://youtu.be/58TnzeeHgW8

    Show notes of the episode: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/developer-relation-cto-founder-exgoogle-with-sean-falconer

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #5 - Startups in Lebanon with Maysaa Ajjan

    #5 - Startups in Lebanon with Maysaa Ajjan

    Today’s episode is with Maysaa Ajjan, a journalist at Arab News. We have discussed the following topics:


    Her contributions to Al Annahar on the “Startup City” segment
    How Arabnet had the ability to track some startups in details
    Funding mechanism for startups from BDL (circular 331), bootcamps, competitions, and angel investing
    Lebanese startups conditions before the 2019 economic crisis (failed, operating, exited, migrated)
    Lebanese startups conditions after the 2019 economic crisis
    Fundings
    Migration of talents and startups
    The rising new economy of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin being used in current Lebanese startups

    Audio version of the episode is available on: https://www.reconfigured.stream

    Video version of the episode is available on: https://youtu.be/RNDs4ki0YtY

    Show notes and sources are available on: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/startups-in-lebanon-with-maysaa-ajjan

    • 1 hr 10 min

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