Idd Salim is a computer engineer biased to developing Mobile Apps, Mobile Games and Web-based systems.
He is a freelance software developer and works for his own company called Xema Labs. Salim’s most notable work is the Huduma Portal
We had a few questions for him and this is what he had to say:
1. What was your first phone?
A black Sagem MC 932
2. What do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter? Why?
Facebook and Twitter each have their own functions. Twitter is instant and gives you fast responses, while Facebook engages you beyond 140 characters. Twitter is personal, Facebook is noisy. Twitter wins.
3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A respected and recognized social games and social platforms developer. An open-source evangelist.
4. Any question for us? We’ll publish our answer as well
What do you dislike about #kot the most?
- Groupthink. #KOT jump on bandwagons too fast, tweeps need to pause sometimes before hitting send.
5. What would you do if you were president for a day?
Change the model from talk-a-lot to do-more.
6. What’s your favourite book& movie?
Book – The Leader who had no title.
Movie: The Undisputed III – Redemption.
7. Who/What inspired you to do what you do now?
The feeling of being a god, in that from nothing, you can create something that changes lives of millions. So I started coding.
8. If you were to change jobs, what profession would you get into? Why?
I would be a Crime Scene Investigator. I find the need to have focus on even the smallest detail very challenging and attractive.
9.If you had a superpower, what would it be?
The power to make a sad person happy in an instant. I would call my power the ‘melancholy obliterator’
10. If you were deserted on an abandoned island what 5 things would you want to have?
- A knife,
- a rain-coat,
- a flashlight,
- a matchbox
- many books.
11. If you were a car, what car would you like to be?
A Subaru WRX
Because I am fast and stable.
12. If you could be in any band in the world, which one would you like to be in? Why?
Camp Mulla. Because they are hip and recalcitrant to stereotype.
13. Share something interesting about yourself with our readers.
I am lead/part of the 4-man team who will be building the FASTEST computer in Africa [The ISIOLO Cluster] starting June 10.