Waseem is a front-end HubSpot developer. He codes fast and efficient websites and works hand in hand with our HubSpot Solutions Partner clients on making sure their designs and UI are coded in the best ways possible. In this installment of Behind The Coding, Waseem gives us a glimpse into what he likes about Lahore, his new hometown, the person who knows him best, and what he thinks about his two coding loves – HubSpot and WordPress.
Hi Waseem! What are the last three things you Googled and why?
I usually Google different CSS properties. Like the last thing I Googled was clip-path for a project and was having an issue with it.
Googling different modules, libraries, coding structures is very common in our line of work.
Yes, it is! It should be. Most of what we have done has been experienced before, or there are experts at it that we can learn from.
Agreed! What else have you been Googling
Ok, what is Kurulus Osman?
Kurulus Osman is a top-rated Turkish TV show.
But you don’t speak Turkish, do you?
Hahaha! No, no…not at all. But it shows how a leader of the Ottoman Empire needs to defeat the Mongol and Byzantine empires. It’s a really good show.
How did you come across it?
Generally, I like foreign TV shows movies. It’s a big world out there! Foreign stuff is getting very popular these days.
Nothing is really foreign anymore with the world being so small
What is the 3rd last thing you Googled?
One of my teammates (Shahid Hussain) is working on adding an email template to our internal Timesheet system. I was helping him build inner child email templates and seeing the best way to approach that in DOTNET.
Who knows you best, and why?
My sister Sadia knows me the best. I have an older brother and four younger sisters.
So there are 6 of you?
Yes! 6 of us by the Grace of God.
And Sadia knows you the best?
For sure! She’s eight years younger than me, but she and I are very close. I share everything with her, and she knows what I’m capable of and what I’m not. She got married recently and has a baby boy of her own. I’m really proud of her.
That’s nice, Waseem! When was the last time you cried tears of laughter?
Six months ago, probably. At a going-away party for a friend of mine who went to the UK for work. We worked together in Islamabad. He left for the UK, and I moved to Lahore, where I currently live. We were roommates for 2.5 years.
What is the difference between Islamabad and Lahore
Huge differences. Islamabad is quite laid back, with much more space and probably greener. Lahore is full of energy, better food, a lot more crowded. I never thought I could live in a big city, but I’ve adjusted well and spent a lot of time with Ahtasham (Ahtasham Zahoor – fellow teammate at Computan) on weekends.
That’s great! What do you like about coding?
I always had a big appetite for learning new things as a kid. I love learning, and I’m at my happiest when I’m solving problems. That’s what is the best thing about coding for me. It gives me this chance to solve new problems all the time. Of all the things I’ve been able to learn – HubSpot, WordPress, HTML, CSS, etc. jQuery is the most interesting thing by far! Tons of possibilities with it.
HubSpot or WordPress?
You know I can’t answer that 😊
You can! You are good in both. Let’s hear your side of this never-ending debate.
I really like HubSpot better for things like logic-building. As a developer, it’s nice how that has been done. I like WordPress for the plugin market. It is nice and big.
That’s a very political answer
That’s all I got for now!
Where were you when you first saw a computer/laptop?
The first computer I saw was at a neighbor’s house. I thought it was just for entertainment purposes!
Do you mean just a fun thing? Not something for work?
Yeah exactly. I remember the guy who had it was using paint and drawing things. I was six years old and thought he was some computer guru or something. Little did I know!
What are some things your teammates don’t know about you?
Well, they know I’m a pretty open-mind and cooperative person. They assume all these crazy things about me, but usually, they aren’t true! I like to keep them guessing.