Nahid Ferdous Mohit

Nahid Ferdous Mohit

born

28th April, 1999

education

high school (2017) *dropout*

work

tech support engineer @ WPMU DEV

location

Gazipur, Bangladesh

About Nahid

Nahid is a 20 years old, self-taught software developer, currently working as a tech support engineer at WPMU DEV, one of the leading WordPress development companies. Besides his awesome day job, he spends the rest of his leisure time in open source development. Spoiler alert: He has a special place in his heart for *modern* javascript.

Biography

Nahid was born on 28th April of 1999 in the beautiful city of Gazipur in Bangladesh, where he currently lives with his family. His father got him his first computer at the age of 10. It was mostly used for playing video games, thanks to the widespread "unavailablity" of the Internet. What used to make him thrill more than the fun playing games was their mechanism, e.g. how it was working, how a tap in the keyboard could get so many "physically untouchable" things done. When he got an Internet connection, he would research day and night in order to find the answers of his questions, gradually turning himself into a clog of the machines. Over a couple failed pet projects in school, he came to know about WordPress and fell in love with it, followed by php and modern javascript.

Education

At the age of 4, Nahid started junior school at Milestone School and College, from which he graduated the Primary School Certificate examination on 2010 and the Junior School Certificate examination on 2013. He then got himself admitted in Rajuk Uttara Model College, where he graduated the Secondary School Certificate examination on 2016. He continued high-school (a.k.a college locally) in the same institution and (surprisingly!) *dropped out* from the 11th class on 2017. Though, he plans to reboot his studies abroad when he gets enough time out of work.

Work

Nahid started his career when he was at the age of 15 as a freelance web developer. At initiation, he used to build websites for clients and small businesses, using WordPress. Alongside, he started learning how to develop custom WordPress themes himself, making him learn php and javascript gradually. Besides client work, he used to spend leisure time in learning new tachnologies and applying them. On 21st May 2017, he started working as a "Tech Support Engineer" at WPMU DEV, one of the largest WordPress development companies and he's working there till date.

Open Source Software

At his time out of work, Nahid developes and contributes to open source software. His major works include multiple WordPress core contributions and mainly, contributions to the reactjs built WordPress Gutenberg project. He is a member of the core WordPress Gutenberg project development team, working alongside world-famous developers building software used by millions. Besides, he develops small WordPress plugins as pet projects which are free and open source.

Community

Nahid is an active member of the Dhaka WordPress Community. He loves WordCamps. So far, he has attended WordCamp Bangkok (2018), WordCamp Manchester (2018) and WordCamp Europe (2019). Nahid is also a member of the organizing team for the upcoming WordCamp Dhaka 2019.

Travel

Nahid considers himself a globetrotter. Whenever he gets a chance, he travels to different parts of the world. So far, he has visited:

  1. Berlin, Germany
  2. Zürich, Switzerland
  3. Sargans, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  4. Conisbrough, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  5. Leeds, United Kingdom
  6. London, United Kingdom
  7. Manchester, United Kingdom
  8. Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  9. Feldkirch, Voralberg, Austria
  10. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  11. Lublin, Poland
  12. Prague, Czech Republic
  13. Bangkok, Thailand
  14. Phuket, Thailand
  15. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  16. Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
  17. Putrajaya, Malaysia
  18. Beijing, China
  19. Yiwu, China
  20. Darjeeling, India
  21. Kolkata, India
He writes about his travel experiences in his blog.