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Mohamad Kalaaji

  • @technolaaji
  • AWS Community Builder - Software Developer
  • Beirut, Lebanon
Fullstack Web and Mobile Developer. I usually write code in Javascript (React for web, React Native for mobile, and Nodejs for backend ranging from MVC to serverless). My main focus these days is serverless software development build on AWS as well as machine learning and AI. (But I learn other stuff on the side like Golang, Python, and Rust)

One hell of a bookworm and a coffee aficionado. Bitcoin maximalist and modern day renaissance man. I debate about anything that sparks my interest on my podcast.

fun fact about myself: I write daily on my journal (which I have been doing for years) so any event or person I encounter in my life will be written about. If you like to become a part of this then feel free to contact me to talk about anything over coffee some time
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Guests on my podcast "The Reconfigured Podcast"
Posted on May 09, 2022
May 14, 2022
May 14, 2022
Today’s episode is with Sean Falconer, head of developer relations at Skyflow. In this episode we have discussed the following:
  • His role as Head of Developer at Skyflow 
  • What Skyflow offers and how it can impact businesses on a large scale
  • His adventures at Google
  • The benefits Google provides to its employees
  • His position being a CTO and founder to a startup
  • His experience being a Postdoc at Stanford
  • And much more

Video version of the episode:  https://youtu.be/58TnzeeHgW8 

Audio version of the episode: https://www.reconfigured.stream 

Show notes of the episode: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/developer-relation-cto-founder-exgoogle-with-sean-falconer 
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May 04, 2022
May 04, 2022
Today’s episode is with Maysaa Ajjan, journalist at Arab News. We have discussed the following topics:
  • Her contributions to Al Annahar on the “Startup City” segment 
  • How Arabnet had the ability to track some startups in details 
  • Funding mechanism for startups from BDL (circular 331), bootcamps, competitions, and angel investing
  • Lebanese startups conditions before the 2019 economic crisis (failed, operating, exited, migrated)
  • Lebanese startups conditions after the 2019 economic crisis
  • Success stories of certain startups
  • Migration of talents and startups
  • The rising new economy of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin being used in current Lebanese startups

Video version of the episode is available on: https://youtu.be/RNDs4ki0YtY  Show notes and sources are available on: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/startups-in-lebanon-with-maysaa-ajjan 
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Apr 19, 2022
Apr 19, 2022
Today's podcast episode is with Faz, a Senior Developer Advocate at AWS. We have discussed some interesting topics ranging from:
  • how AWS supports developers to adopt the cloud
  • his experience being a Senior Solution Architect at AWS
  • the challenges he faced when iterating and optimizing software at Randstad (a 24.5 billion dollar scale company that has multiple high scaled clients and offices all over the world)
  • his shift from corporate to independent consulting on his own then back to the corporate world
  • his experience acquiring the Scrum Master and PMP certifications
  • his shift in his career working in India, China, Malaysia, and UAE
  • and much more
I really enjoyed recording this episode with Faz and I hope it benefits you in your career
Video: https://youtu.be/uhImsA8mQTE
Audio: https://www.reconfigured.stream
Show notes and transcript: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/advocating-on-aws-with-faz
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Apr 12, 2022
Apr 12, 2022
I have launched a podcast episode with Nicolas David, Senior Startup Solutions Architect Middle East at Amazon Web Services!

We have discussed some interesting topics ranging from:

- How startups receive guidance and support from AWS

- His adventures on being a Technical Trainer for AWS

- His shift from software develop and IT towards business management and consulting

- and much more

I really enjoyed recording this episode with Nicolas and hope it brings value to you in the future.

the entire episode is available at: https://youtu.be/jZWGr1BNZ5Q

audio version of the podcast is available at: https://www.reconfigured.stream

and the entire transcript is available at: https://www.technolaaji.com/blog/startups-on-aws-with-nicolas-david 
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Mar 30, 2022
Mar 30, 2022
First Podcast episode is published! Web3: the good, the bad, and the scams 

Podcast Link: https://www.reconfigured.stream

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8wtQqyit4Q
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Oct 17, 2021
Oct 17, 2021
Launching soon: The Reconfigured Podcast

We iterate and revamp software on a daily basis but we never iterate ourselves for the better. The point of the podcast is to change certain perspectives about ourselves from a software developer point of view from learning new programming languages all the way to developing MVPs for startups and dealing with imposter syndrome but in an unorthodox ideology.
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