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One year working remotely

Remember the last time I shared with you my story when I declined the job offer as a front end developer then won the first prize at a hackathon which was hilarious because I got the same amount of money they offered me in 3…

Sep 18, 20183 min

From failure to launch - Hajj Hackathon

While travelling to Rabat in order to visit the Moroccan office of Obytes (the company I work for), I got invited to participate in Hajj hackathon which was looking for people who would like to solve some main problems related…

Aug 06, 20184 min

We are truly living in a simulation

Not that kind of simulation you’ve seen on the matrix movie but a different one, keep on reading to understand more. The simulation I’m talking about is actually simulated by ourselves not by some highly intelligent being(s), each…

Jun 29, 20181 min

The tech tools I use

TL;DR I use JavaScript for everything :D So I thought about sharing the tools I personally use personally or at work, so let’s start with Design tools: Adobe Illustrator for logos, icons, illustrations. Adobe XD, Invision Studio…

Feb 27, 20182 min

My trip to Istanbul & why I hate traveling

I wanted to visit Istanbul 3 years ago and even told my friends about it, but 2 years after that moment, I didn’t really want to travel anywhere anymore because in my opinion, the Internet (even if it’s not decentralized) saves us…

Dec 25, 20174 min

Why I created Unnamed

I hate when I use a known css framework like Skeleton or Bulma… and specially frameworks like Bootstrap or Foundation… Because of many reasons but here’s the main reason: “since I’m also an UI designer, I always have to rewrite…

Sep 20, 20171 min

Build your perceptron neural net from scratch

“ In the late ’50s, a Cornell scientist named Frank Rosenblatt had proposed the world’s first neural network machine. It was called the Perceptron” Let’s start by defining the terms first, Ai (Artificial intelligence), ANN…

Aug 12, 20174 min

First time getting first prize at a hackathon

As I always do, to arrive at time I stay awake the whole night, so I spent that night coding & designing like most of my days. So after I declined the job offer , I was invited once again to participate in a great hackathon…

Jul 08, 20172 min

Getting my first job offer without a degree at a startup

It all started on facebook, I was reading Tech crunch news until a notification popped up, my friend Med Bouasria tagged me on a job announcement on a facebook post of Hidden Founders , they were looking for a front end…

Jun 07, 20172 min

HPS Hackathon

After winning the second prize at the Lydec Hackathon organized by Screendy. I got invited to join the student partner program of Screendy — thanks to Mehdi Alaoui (the Founder & CEO of Screendy) — to help the participants during…

Apr 10, 20172 min

How I learned Design & Dev in a year & half

I started Learning Design 1st: I learned Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop —Then Adobe XD later on— easily since I was playing with Adobe After effects when I was a little boy. I started practicing by Designing stuff for myself like…

Mar 10, 20174 min

Never work for free

It was the first time I work for free since it was my English teacher for whom I promised to make an entire dynamic website in which he would post his quotes -he thinks he invents them from scratch even though it is obvious that…

Mar 02, 20172 min

About me so far...

I’m Ismail Ghallou also known as Smakosh, a nickname which was given to me since I was 8 years old by my friend’s dad, many told me that I was a good student when I was at primary school & thanks to video games and to my dad for…

Dec 02, 20163 min

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