About Me


March 23, 2021

I’m Michael Awad a former project management consultant/business analyst for over ten years who followed his passion and became a web developer.

About me

Pyramids -Pyramids of Gizeh

I’m one half Egyptian and one half Dutch, mid-thirties, happily married, have two boys, which I love to spend most of my time with.

Michael and Sadaf -Me and my wife enjoying a weekend trip

I started coding in Ruby on Rails to learn the basics in a 3-month full-time coding boot camp, but as soon as I started my first development job it was all about JavaScript. I started working on a NodeJS backend and a VueJS front-end.

In my free time, I like to zoom in to a specific technology, read about it, and build something with it, for example, this blog.

Even though developing is my passion and mostly consists of sitting behind a computer I think it’s very important to stay in shape. So I train two times a day and one of those is outside no matter what the weather is like, which is mostly running/walking.

Besides walking and running, for strength and mobility, I do kettlebell routines. Read more about that here: 30 minute intense kettlebell routine

I try to eat healthily and am also experimenting with different fasting methods, like intermittent fasting and Keto.

Another thing that I’m passionate about is creating a strong mindset and get the most out of life. To develop this mindset I read about Stoic philosophy, Greek mythology, and biographies from people that excel in this space.

Spartan -Spartan warrior on the lookout

They say the best way to learn is to teach, that is where this blog comes into play.

Coding experiences

The technologies I’ve worked with so far(Will keep this updated):

Front End:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • VueJS
  • ReactJS
  • Angular
  • Clojure
  • Gatsby
  • AEM

Back End:

  • Express
  • FeathersJS
  • Koa
  • Ruby
  • Java
  • .NET Core


  • MongoDB
  • PostgresSQL

Coding setup

  • The iron: MacBook Pro
  • Preferred text editors: VSCode and IntelliJ

    • Color themes: ZEIT or Dark(Visual Studio)
  • Terminal of choice: Hyper in combination with MyZSH.

Other hardware I use on a regular basis

  • Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Razer Deathadder
  • Razer Blackwidow X Tournament Edition
  • Kobo Forma E-reader
  • Sony MX 1000 M2
  • Airpods first gen
  • Nintendo Switch
  • IPhone 12 Pro 256gb Pacific Blue
  • 20KG Kettlebell

Michael Awad

I'm fascinated by the power of a strong mindset. I combine this with being a web developer, which keeps me motivated. But how, you may ask? That's what I share on this website. For more information about me personally, check out the about me page: About Me

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