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I’m Farhana Mustafa — Software Engineer for Intuit. Ask Me Anything!

Hi CodeNewbie Community!

I'm Farhana Mustafa — Software Engineer working on iOS development for Intuit.

@saron and I chatted about the challenges and silver linings of technical interviews on this week's episode of the CodeNewbie Podcast.

We specifically talked about how you can actually learn a great deal from failing technical interviews...

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I hope you enjoy the episode! After you listen, I'd love to answer any questions you might have about technical interviews, my work as a software engineer, or anything else that's relevant to the CodeNewbie experience.


Ask me anything (AMA) in the comments below!

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Thanks for doing this AMA, @fmustafa17 !

In the show, you mentioned that what initially appealed to you about programming was the rumor that it requires a lot of math skills (and that you love math). What would you tell folks that are interested in a CS career based on their love of math? Is that a good enough reason to pursue programming?

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Farhana Ask Me Anything

Thanks for the question Gracie!

I would say if the person likes to problem solve things like a mathematical equation or a puzzle, then CS is definitely worth looking into. Especially the job market right now is very in demand for people who have CS skills.

I feel a passion for math is a great parallel for having a passion for CS due to the analytical thinking and problem solving.

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Jyoti-prakash-rout • Edited on

Hey, Farhana! Could you please share your LinkedIn profile link?

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Farhana Ask Me Anything

Hey Jyoti! My linkedIn is linkedin.com/in/fmustafa/

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Ben Halpern

Have you ever considered branching off into other ecosystems outside of iOS? If so, which?

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Farhana Ask Me Anything

That's a tough question Ben, iOS has pretty much captivated me at the moment 😂
I have been looking into native Android development actually. I find it helpful to learn the advantages that android developers have over iOS dev and vice versa. I believe learning both iOS and Android will make me a stronger, overall mobile engineer where my skillset can be both unique and in demand.