Meet the team: Magd Kudama

Published: 19 March 2020

Magd Kudama

Background

Magd works remotely from Valencia, Spain and adds some Spanish flare to City Software's development team. ​

He has over a decade of experience in developing software applications, ranging from firmware development for a leading e-cigarette company to writing code for the largest e-commerce in the world, Amazon. He has also enjoyed work in the financial markets sector, having developed high-performance trading systems with millisecond latency requirements.​

His current areas of interest include DevOps and infrastructure as code. ​

Let's break the ice​

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?​

I was once told "You don't know as much as you think you do.". Life and work reinforces this message and being mindful of it keeps me grounded and hungry to learn.​

What’s your favourite book and why?​

"Discrimination and Disparities" by Thomas Sowell. It blew my mind with the amount of empirical evidence detailed, and it challenged me to change my view of many subjects, primarily in economics. For a lighter read, I thoroughly enjoyed "The Egg" by Andy Weir. It's a fascinating four-pager packed with details concerning our existence and the universe.​

If you had to delete all but 3 apps from your phone, which ones would you keep?​

As I don't use my phone that often, I don't have many apps installed; however, if I had to keep three, they would be:​

  1. Google Calendar: Reminds me where I need to be and when.​
  2. Google Maps: Keeps me heading in the right direction.​
  3. Google Keep: Lets me capture what's on my mind before I forget it! ​

If you had a time machine, would you go back in time or into the future?​

As the future is uncertain, travelling back in time sounds more compelling to me!​


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