Hello there! My name is Abdush Shakoor and I like problem solving and building stuff for fun!
I'm a full stack software engineer living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with a passion for Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Digital Design and Technology.
Currently, I work at Planet Green Solutions as a Backend Engineer who develops web applications for various clients that mostly comprises of Government Entities of the United Arab Emirates.
Oh, I'm also part of the Backend team that helped build FarmsGate, an eCommerce platform for farmers that can sell and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to your doorstep!
Check out my resume to learn more about my work experience →
In my spare time, I love to tinker with my computer science and software engineering projects like implementing new algorithms, learning new programming languages or paradigms, building a game and so on. I also design conceptual user interfaces after being exposed to the DailyUI project.
In fact, this blog is built from scratch. No bootstrap, no heavy UI frameworks or libraries are used as I found it quite unnecessary for a minimalist blog.
Blog engine updated!
As of March 1st 2019, I have changed my blog engine from a dynamic website to a custom-built static site generator. Read more →
I'm an intermediate-level toss juggler and I love to spend time practicing my juggling skills. Apart from that, I practice calisthenics, read books and listen to instrumental music.
Illustrating artworks used to be a part of my life, but now it has become one of my hobbies as well. You can view my artworks on my Behance profile.
Areas of Interest
My areas of interest includes but not limited to:
- Algorithms and Data Structures
- Computer Architecture
- Programming Languages and Compilers
- Distributed Systems
- UNIX Operating Systems
- Computer Security and Cryptography
- Computer Graphics
- Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
- User Interface and Experience
Books I read
I recommend you to try and read these books:
- The Alchemist
- The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master
- The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development
- Coders At Work: Reflections on the Craft of Programming
- Show Your Work: 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity And Get Discovered
- Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
- The Memory Man
- Beej's Guide to Network Programming
Where can you find me?
My username in most places is @megacolorboy. This is where you can find me: