I actually studied Architecture (buildings, not software), and started with web development while working on an educational game to help with learning good construction standards.
I enjoyed software development so much that after college I joined a web agency, starting as a UI developer, and eventually learned my way across the whole stack. At this point, I've been doing full stack dev for 7 years.
Originally I'm from Brazil, and I speak fluent Portuguese. I took away some decent drawing skills from Architecture school, and you'll always see an almost-full sketchbook on my desk full of all sorts of cartoons, ideas, and foreign creatures/worlds.
I'm also a voracious learner. I like tinkering with new frameworks to see what they can do. I read Wikipedia for fun (not kidding). I love keeping up with what's going on in astronomy, cybernetics, and any kind of futuristic tech.
Samir El Aouar is a member of the community since May 2012.