Meet Hassan! He is a WordPress front-end developer specializing in page building, CSS, and JS.  He is also a devoted family man who loves to have a good time.  In this installment of Behind The Coding, Hassan talks to us about a popular dish from Northern Pakistan,  birthday cakes, and big cars! 


Hi Hassan! What are the last 3 things you Googled and why?  

Hi Sajeel! The last thing I Googled was for a cake design. 

A cake design? Why? 

I was looking for a gift for my son Munsif.  It was his birthday. 

Nice! What can you share about that cake? 

It was blue, and it was very big!  

Is blue is favorite colour? 

Actually no! his favorite color is pink.  

Oh wow! How come you didn’t get pink cake then? 

The blue cake was looking better. 

What did you get him for his birthday? 

That is the second thing I Googled! 

Really? What was it? 

It was for a big car.  One of those ride-on cars. 

Nice! Did he like it? 

Yes, he likes it.   

What else have you been Googling? 

The future of React Native 

Are you interested in React Native development? 

Yes, I am quite interested in it and want to learn as much as I can about it. 

What specifically interests you about React Native? 

I love the things we can do with mobile app development in it. 

Very true.  Who are 3 people you'd like to have dinner with at the same time, and why?   

One would be my father-in-law.  Imam Baksh. 

What can you tell me about Imam? 

Well, unfortunately, he passed away two years ago.  We used to talk a lot about any topic, and I miss him quite a lot. 

I am sorry to hear that. 

Yeah, but what can we do? It’s part of life.    

Who else would you meet for dinner? 

My cousins Irfan and Saqib. 

Why them? 

They are like my best friends and brothers.  We were very mischievous and big troublemakers when we were kids.  

What would you guys eat? 

We would eat Sohbat.  It is made with a special type of bread in the curry and with chicken, tomatoes, ginger, and onions.   

I have never eaten it before! 

It is a popular dish primarily in my home village.  It’s not that well-known outside of Pakistan.   

 When was the last time you cried tears of laughter?  

Very recently! We went on a company trip to Kashmir and one of our teammates was dancing hilariously on the bus.    

Which team member? 

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you! 

Ok, then I won’t ask any more questions about it 😊. What do you love about coding?  

I love CSS.  Custom CSS and JS  are my favorite things.  Coding sliders and things of that sort.  

CSS is one of your specialties! Where were you when you first saw a laptop/desktop? 

I was 9 years old.  It was at my uncle’s house, and he was studying computer science and doing his degree.    

Did you get to use the computer at all? 

Yeah! I used it to play a racing game! 

What is something your teammates don't know about you? 

Hahaha, they know everything! 

Really? Are you like an open book to your teammates? 

Kind of, yes! They know everything from the many trips and events we do together.