Faheem Patel

Software Engineer

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FinishedFinished answering on May 28 at 18:45 BST

Ask me about:

  • Software development
  • Design
  • Roam Research
  • Career advice
  • Making things

Wa alaykum as Salaam!

In additional to the ones you've noted, here's a few that I keep a note of:







Work in Startups

Job Garden

Stackoverflow Jobs

I also keep an eye on the hiring channels in Slack groups such as: Muslamic Makers and …

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Would you ever consider starting your own start-up?

Faheem Patel - 1 day, 14 hours ago

Haha, I have thought about it multiple times!

Depending on the scale of the idea, I would look for co-founder for sure. Personally I'm best when I'm focusing on the product but as we all know there's so much more to running a company.

A good co-founder to me is someone I know I can trust 100%, so…

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The industry moves fast and it depends how well you invest in yourself and your career and which paths and roles you take. There's a joke in the industry that goes: "Some people have 10 years of experience. Others have 1 year of experience 10 times." You can get stuck in a dead role and stuff like …

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Wa alaykum as Salaam!

May Allah make it easy for you and increase you in your rizq.

I've not personally done a coding bootcamp but know a friend that has. His answer and insight will be more valuable than mine here.

In terms of salary, £40-50k is what you'd expect coming into a role as a m…

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What's so special about Roam for note-taking?

Faheem Patel - 1 day, 15 hours ago

So far so good! I really like it because it works quite close to how I naturally think and organise information in my brain. The whole thing also feels quite lightweight while I'm writing too. This video is a good intro if you're looking to learn more.

I do think it's really special though and I'm…

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I've not had to go through this transition.

I will say though calling myself a designer was incredibly difficult at the start, in fact I've now stopped doing so. I didn't formally study design (I studied Computer Science) nor have I really ever been hired solely as a designer before. Many of my ro…

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How would I go about making this site?

Faheem Patel - 2 days, 15 hours ago

I don't know if you know how to code but even if you do the answer to your question will still vary depending on things like your goals, constraints, how grand your vision is, etc.

My general advice is to kick off things in the easiest and quickest way you know possible then build things up as you…

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