Hi, I’m Shy

Hi, I’m Shy

"If you don't have a presence on the internet, you are essentially limiting your entire life to the physical space around you. You're limiting the people you interact with, the ideas that you put out there and that you're exposed to, job opportunities, collaborations - everything is just limited to your geography.”

I heard the above quote from Taimur in a not overthinking podcast episode, and well, this website is a response to that. I used to constantly find myself doubting whether or not I should create my own website, as I had no idea what I would put on it. I realized however, that none of my other internet presences accurately reflect who I am, what I'm capable of, and what I'm up to. So I've finally decided to create this minimal platform where you'll be able to learn a little more about me and what I'm up to through the links above.

I've been constantly hearing the idea that "Creating things is much more rewarding than consuming things", or that "You should always try to be creating more than you consume". So I've finally decided to start with a blog using Notion❤️, where I'll be posting about things related to productivity, tech, and fitness. The idea behind these posts is attempt to make connections with various ideas, frameworks, or learnings that I've come across recently, in the hopes of potentially opening up a dialog and connecting with you all.

What I’m currently working on

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Cereal Slaps Survey

This is taking me a little longer than I would have liked, but apparently trying to code your own mini web-app without knowing the underlying programming language has proved to be quite difficult 🙃

Tech stack: React Native, SurveyJS, Firebase

Next steps: Create accurate questions, reformat backend database to match question ids, finalize flow, make the UI pretty

DesignLab UX Foundations

For the next 4-8 weeks, I’ll be taking a beginner’s design course to get myself comfortable with UI/UX key concepts and practical skills. Here’s a few more reasons why:

  1. I work in tech, so understanding visual design basics will help me be more well-versed in the realm of UX
  2. Understanding design principles will help my transition to becoming a PM
  3. It will help in my current role

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