A young programmer
My interest in software started at early age! I learned how to code in QuickBASIC by borrowing a university programming book from my uncle. Yes, I am that old! I remember vividly the first time I wrote a program to draw a circle.
Start of my journey
In 2005, I decided to get my bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Multimedia University, Malaysia. After my graduation, I joined an amazing company called SEB Bank. I began my professional journey as a Web Application Tester. I learned a lot about how to test an application and how to look for those edge cases that developers might miss out. My thirst for programming was still there since I was a manual tester. Lucky enough, I was given the opportunity to become a Java developer. Soon after, I was appointed as a Scrum Master who was delivery responsible for my team. I loved my team and my coach. We built few mobile applications and portals for the bank.
Knowledge is power
It was at the end of 2015 when I decided to pursue my education. 2 years later, I graduated from California State University of Fresno in masters of Computer Science with GPA 4.0. It was time for me to go back home. So, I went back to SEB Bank. But, this time as a Senior Manager. I had two great teams. One was building applications for the Baltic regions. And another one was helping the bank with frontend applications.
A new home
I decided to take my journey to Canada. In 2019, I joined Bluecat as a Software Development Manager. There, I had two awesome teams too. A team was always ready to help customers with their issues. My second team was a smaller team, yet quite impressive achievers. They were helping build new features for the core product.
And now I cannot wait to see where the future takes me…