I’m Zoaib Ahmed Khan. 👋
I’m a front-end engineer and Angular consultant with a decade of experience in software development. More recently, I’ve focused my work exclusively on front-end web development because that is where my heart lies 😊
For the styling, I go for TailwindCSS whenever I can, due to it being quick and effective. When I don’t need a lot of customization in the design, I just prefer to go with Angular Material Components. They’re very well maintained and follow material design principles.
If you’ve some questions about my work or whether we can be a good fit, feel free to message me on twitter or simply drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What follows is a short “story” of my life in which you might or might not be interested 👇
I live with my lovely wife and three toddlers - who keep me busy when I’m not working. If you’re a parent, you’ll agree there is never a dull moment with toddlers 😉
I graduated at the top of my class with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from FAST-NUCES way back in 2010. I then went on to Imperial College, London, where I completed a MSc. Computing and subsequently returned back to my home city, Karachi.
My work life has been a mix of employment and freelance work. I started work at Techlogix where I worked on a mix of different kinds of projects ranging from Business Process Design, Web Development and Mobile Development. I enjoyed a lot of it and some not, but it’s a great place to work at. Not to mention I learned a lot about working with people!
Transition to self employment
Right after about six years of employment though I felt kind of stagnated and wanted to try out something new. I had been thinking of self employment aka freelancing, for quite a while at that time and decided to go all in with it.
So I took the leap and jumped right into it - with not a single project lined up. I signed up on Upwork and Fiverr and started posting on jobs. It was an exciting yet terrifying time.
But after a period of intense work, my freelancing business kicked off and I haven’t looked back since. What I love about it is the flexibility and freedom that comes with it. It has some drawbacks, but for someone like me, the benefits greatly outweigh the cons.
Shameless plug: In case you’re interested in working with me on a project, just drop an email at email@example.com and we can take it off from there 👍
About a year after this, I was blessed with boy/girl twins and freelancing made much more sense - as I was able to assist my wife in taking care of them at home. If you’re a parent, especially of twins, you know how hard it can be and any extra help is always welcome.
About a year ago (or sometime earlier), I also started my own blog, primarily on developing apps with the Angular framework. It helped me learn about SEO, writing and organic ranking. And I’m happy it has got a lot of traction - with about 2.4 million impressions and 166k clicks in the past year alone! 🎉
Soon after this, I also started my own YouTube channel - again about development on the Angular framework (for the most part). I was able to monetize it within an year or so and now have 2.4K subscribers.
Following is one of my most popular video tutorials on YouTube with about 68k views till now
It has been quite a journey there - because I’m not a very public person. But teaching Angular through my channel has given me quite a bit of confidence to pursue this further and bring out complete courses on other platforms such as Udemy.
So this was a short “about me” - my work, life and times. Though currently most of my income comes from my freelance clients, I plan to shift more to content creation - as I’m increasingly finding it more exciting and rewarding! Fingers crossed 🤞
In case you’re intrigued by my story, or want to ask me about something, I’m available on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as well. I post tips and tricks on development on these social media channels - so if you’re interested - go ahead and follow/subscribe me 😊
Also, you can buy me a coffee, if you'd like to support me in creating more content.
It was nice meeting you!