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Nevertheless, she coded: Shufaa Yakut

Happy International Women's Day!βœ¨πŸ’–πŸ‘―

My name is just Shufaa, but some friends at work call me ShuufsπŸ˜‰

Where do you work?

At Swahilipot Hub.

What do you do?

I upload and delete photos for a livingπŸ˜…. You can call me a digital content creator.
I write creative non-fiction and short stories. I am also a front end web developer.

Who or what inspired you to pursue the career you have today?

Mahmoud Noor. Popularly known as mentor 001.

What is your favourite music genre?

I enjoy Soul, rnb, blues and classic

what is your secret talent that no one knows about?

Wont people know about it if I write it here? haha.Kidding. Secretly, I just do what I want, and when I'm in a circumstance to do it for someone, I make sure I'm going to benefit from it.

What is the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career?

Have goals and work towards them. Even if your current employment is not your passion or talent, make it a journey towards what your profession really is. Also, do not rush into entrepreneurship before doing a good research analysis.

How do you keep yourself up to date in your field?

I have mobile reminders, I journal, I make a to-do lists and most importantly, I have an accountability partner, my husband.

How would you describe your job to a bunch of 5 year olds

I upload and delete photos for a livingπŸ˜….I tell my ten year old sister that all the billboards she sees, the advertisements on TV, the links she searches on Google, are designed by me.

What cool thing are you working on right now?

It's a secretπŸ˜„. But yoh! Virtual Reality story telling. It will not be up until the next year, watch this space.

What was your first job?

A nursery school teacher

What are the toughest challenges you've had at work?

Clients never paying on time for a service they are already using. Dealing with a community of people from different backgrounds is always a challenge.

What upcoming technological innovation will dramatically impact the industry in the next five years?

Internet of things is growing very fast, soon enough we will be driving electric cars.

What skill do you think everyone should learn?

The Reading culture, and some coding

Have you taken a huge leap of faith at work? Did it pay off?

Yes i have, and yes it did. With patient and more work.

How can we follow you?

Here are my social media links:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
My Website

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