Imran is a front-end HubSpot developer. He works hard to create HubSpot themes and modules that short-handed marketing teams can use on their website. He is an expert at all things HubSpot CMS Hub. In this installment of Behind The Coding Imran tells us about how he got his first computer, why he’s looking at cell phone prices, and his definition of true education.
Hi Imran! How are you today?
Hi Sajeel. I am good, thanks!
Ok! What are the last 3 things you Googled?
Let’s see. Barbaros
What is Barbaros?
It is a really good Turkish tv show!
What makes it good?
I like TV shows that take place in ancient times. This one also shows Islamic culture in a unique way.
Do you like Turkish TV shows?
Yes. After watching Ertugrul I have become a huge fan of Turkish television.
Interesting. What else have you been Googling?
Then I have Mobile prices
Why mobile prices?
I am in the market for a new phone. My little baby boy watches cartoons on my phone and I think the Wi-Fi is broken.
So what kind of phone are you looking at?
I think a Samsung, Android phone. iPhones are nice but too expensive!
Ok, what else have you been Googling?
That’s it? Only two things?
Yeah. I deleted my history not too long ago!
Ok! Who are 3 people you'd like to have dinner (davaat) with at the same time and why?
My wife, son, and I
Why your immediate family and not anybody else?
My wife is my life partner. I want to spend all my moments with her and make these memorable moments.
That’s a very sweet thing to say. What would you eat?
Normally my wife cooks all of our meals and she is the best cook in my opinion. But on this special day we can give her a break. I don’t know who would cook but the food would be Mutton Karahi or any beef item. I love beef items!
When was the last time you cried tears of laughter?
My son turned a short while ago. We had a nice family function to celebrate his birthday and it was a lot of fun.
What do you love about coding?
I love to solve problems. Coding is a solution to a problem. In our world, the method of solving a problem is through the code. That feeling of achievement you get from coding is really special.
Where were you when you first saw a laptop/desktop?
I was probably 7-8 years old. My brother got a Pentium 3. I was really interested in it and wanted one of my own. So I bought one.
What? How did you buy a computer on your own as a child?
I saved all of my pocket money for 2 years.
For 2 years!? That’s a long time for a little boy.
Yeah, but I was really eager to have my own computer. I finally got it when I was 12. It was a P4!
How did you save your money?
Well, my dad used to give me pocket money to buy little things that I might need. Instead of spending it, I would save it!
What do you mean?
For example, he would give me money to ride the bus to school. Instead of riding the bus I would walk and keep the money.
Hahaha! That’s amazing.
And you saved up enough to buy your own computer?
Yes! I loaded it up with games and GTA Vice City is the one I played the most. I spent half my life playing it!
What is something your teammates don't know about you?
Don’t know about my educational background.
What don’t they know about your education?
They don’t know that I don’t have a degree from University or anything.
Do you regret that?
No! Not at all. I think education comes in many different ways.
What do you mean?
People can be educated by life experiences, traveling, and learning about other people. Your family values.
That’s true. Nowadays many companies don’t require degrees for work.
Yes. I think to be a good developer you definitely need training, knowledge, and skills to do the work. That comes from discipline, practice, and determination. Formal education in a school is nice but not the only way to knowledge.
Technology has changed the way people learn and the entire education industry.
Yes! It really has.