TL;DR: I’m Youssouf, a human first 🙌, from Morocco 🇲🇦. I’m a mobile tribe leader at Obytes and a core team member of the Geekblabla community. I’m a believer in open-source and a part-time blogger. I mainly enjoy working with React and React Native. I like reading and listening to anything related to Software Development, Psychology and Human Behavior. I also enjoy playing soccer as well as walking and running.
👶 How I got where we are now
I was born in Rissani, a small town in the south-east of Morocco. I grew up in Errachidia and went to high school there. I studied Computer Science at the National School of Applied Sciences in El Hoceima in the north of Morocco and received my engineering degree in 2017.
I worked as a Software Engineer for one year at Sopra Banking Morocco in Casablanca, then moved to Obytes as a Software Engineer working remotely and mainly focusing on the frontend side.
🍊 What I Do at Obytes
I started my career with the Obytes team as a Frontend Developer and had the chance to work on React Native and ReactJS projects from day one. I ended up being a Mobile Tribe Leader in the last two years 🚀.
Right now, I am mainly focusing on React Native and helping a team of nine people to build mobile apps for our clients. I do this by setting best practices, reviewing code, writing docs, interviewing people, and helping the team solve issues. I also manage the team and help them grow as developers.
At Obytes, we believe in open source, which is why last year we had the opportunity to start open-sourcing our internal resources and best practices we use at Obytes to build mobile apps. You can check them out here: Starter Kit.
👨👨👧👦 Community Work
It all began with an invitation to join a Facebook group, and I eventually became one of the core members of the community. 😀
I am part of the Geekblabla Community (formerly Facebook Developer Circle Morocco), a community for developers in Morocco 🇲🇦 that aims to help people learn and grow in the tech field with a Moroccan touch 😎
Over the past 5 years, I have had the opportunity to help build some incredible projects with the community, such as GeeksBlabla.com, BlablaConf.com, StateofDev.ma, Awesome-Morocco, as well as organizing meetups and workshops. Most importantly, I have been able to meet a bunch of amazing friends and help people grow in the tech field and the journey is still going on.
While I am not working on Obytes tasks or community work or some side projects (which is rare 😅), I mainly like spending my time on one of the following:
🚶 Walking or Running: Walking through the neighborhood or running while listening to an audio book/podcast or maybe music (depending on the mood 😀) is a daily habit for me.
🎥 Watching YouTube: I am somewhat addicted to YouTube and can’t stop watching videos about tech, software development, psychology and human behavior. check Youtube channels for recommendations
📚 Reading: Not a lot, but I enjoy reading anything related to psychology and human behavior. You can check my top five books on the Uses page.
⚽️ Playing And Watching Soccer: Playing soccer is one of my favorite hobbies and playing a game every week with friends is a must for me. I also enjoy watching soccer matches, especially the Real Madrid ones.
📬 Get in touch
If you prefer to send me an email, you can use youssoufelazizi @ gmail.com
One piece of advice: never ask to ask, just ask. It may take a while to check my DMs, but asking the right question will get you the right answer.
One Last thing
Even though a lot of people consider me an introvert person, I still enjoy
meeting new people and talking about programming, psychology, philosophy,
and life. I’m also passionate about helping newcomers in tech by answering
their questions and guiding them through their journey.
If you’d like to chat, click the link below.