Hello, my name is Nima and I am a web developer.
What I Do:
I am a designer turned web developer turned software engineer. In my job now, I build software with Joomla and PHP.
Why I Love It:
I get excited about building really fast systems that connect people. Also, I feel most inspired when I am thinking through difficult problems with people I admire. That is the best feeling in the world.
How I Got Here:
I was always interested in computers, but had no idea you could have a job programming them. As a designer I taught myself HTML and CSS, but I really learned how to program at Hacker School in NYC. Hacker School changed my life – it was a risky decision to quit my job and leave Tennessee, but it paid off considerably. I think we should all take more risks like that!
Advice For Aspiring Web Developers:
Do not let the “fear of looking like an idiot” get in the way of asking questions or learning new things. Programming is not so different from writing a great paper or learning a foreign language. The biggest barrier to entry is very conceptual. When you approach programming with an intense willingness to learn, amazing things will happen.
My Web Projects: