Haseeb Qureshi

My first job-job: Instructor at App Academy

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It’s officially official.

At week 8 into my 12 week coding bootcamp, I was whisked into a room with Ned Ruggeri, the co-founder of App Academy. He sat me down and told me that I was the top student in my cohort (40~ students), and asked that I come on as an instructor and help teach the bootcamp. With the position comes a competitive package, the opportunity to teach others what I’ve learned, strengthen my skills as a coder, and the potential to develop future App Academy computer science curriculum.

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Coding Adventures at App Academy (Haseeb Writes Code)

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It’s been two weeks now since I began the coding bootcamp at App Academy. The material has been blasted at us at a breakneck pace, and I’ve been learning a ton. Among the things I’ve learned: what “90 hours a week” feels like. The past 5 days, I’ve been at App Academy from 10AM till midnight, every single day.

It’s strange; it feels like just a few days ago that I first posted that I was going to move out here. But we’re already beginning week 3 of the academy. It’s all a flurry of building programs and trying not to under-sleep. That said, I’ve gained more confidence in my abilities as a coder. I’m starting to suspect I really have some potential for this.

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Why I’m Becoming a Web Developer

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A new stage in my life began four days ago. I got out of a taxi on 7th and Market Street, with all of my belongings stuffed into a backpack and one suitcase. To my left, homeless men were peddling their wares and accosting passersby, and on my right, I could see the dizzying buildings packed with San Francisco’s most promising startups.

I’ve never lived in a city like this before. Not like San Francisco. I’m frantically trying to figure out this city and the tech industry. To put it simply, I’m lost and excited.

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Why I’ve Decided to Devote my Career to Earning-to-Give

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It’s been almost four years now since I retired from professional poker. I haven’t played a single hand of poker since then. I’ve written a lot about poker, I’ve coached a lot of poker players, but the game itself is long behind me.

So what comes next?

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Your Brain on Multitabling

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“I sometime think my brain is completely ****ed up. I can’t focus on one thing at [a] time.”

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“I haven’t read a book in years, I can only read articles. […] I’m distracted basically instantly and have no short term memory.”

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“I was told [by my doctor] that if I choose to play online poker as a full time career, I will likely die of a stroke before the age of 50.”

Dusty “Leatherass9” Schmidt
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