How I Work: Josteve Adekanbi, Mobile App Developer
Josteve Adekanbi is an Andriod Developer and a Student of Bowen University. On this edition of How I Work, we talk to him to learn what his job entails and how he handles it all. He shares some of his tips and hacks for staying productive while doing so.
Current Role: Student/Mobile App Developer
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Current computer: Mac Book Pro
Current Mobile device: iPhone
How I work: Remotely
Tell us briefly how you started out and how you got where you are today
I started coding in my 100l in Bowen University with BASIC, I didn’t really understand it then but I kept learning. I learn a lot, I’ve done a lot of projects for people for free so I’m easily referred.
What does your job entail?
Building and maintain mobile apps. In details: Implementing UIs from a designer or by myself and communicating with the server side apis either alone (with Firebase) or working with a Backend team.
Walk us through a typical workday.
I code for about 5-6 hours, I take breaks 10 mins break after every hour. I eat, watch a movie if I can, and I sleep.
What apps, gadgets, or tools can’t you do without?
First off it’s my laptop (gadget)
Apps: Android studio and any browser
What’s your favourite shortcut or hack?
My favorite shortcut hack is CMD + \ for hot reload
What task(s) do you dislike but still do?
Working with inexperienced people and they still won’t accept they are inexperienced
How do you keep track of what you have to do?
How I keep track of what I have to do: I use a task management app called Trello, I create 3 lists (To do , Doing, Done)
How do you recharge or take a break?
To recharge, I sleep
During other breaks I play games
Besides work, what do you spend time doing? What do you enjoy?
Besides work, what I spend time doing is Solving the Rubik’s cube
What are you currently reading, watching, or listening to? What do you recommend?
Nothing for now…but I recommend Atomic Habits by James Clear, Rules of Wealth by Richard Templar, Poor Dad, Rich Dad by Kiyosaki, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Best advice I’ve ever received: “Wait for your time”
With what you know now, what piece of advice would you give to your younger self?
Advice to my younger self: “Do what you enjoy. Do what makes you happy….If you’re doing anything that is disturbing your peace of mind, drop it, it is not for you.”
What’s a problem you’re still trying to solve?
Bad technical inclination in Agro…
Who would you like to see answer these questions?
Emmanuel Adebayo, Timilehin Jegede
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