Hey! As you might have found out my name is Aly El-Ganzouri. I am highly passionate about Software & Technology, Biking, and Personal Development. I graduated from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario with a degree in Software Engineering.
My ‘journey’ into technology all began at a young age. I remember being in the fifth grade, getting the Scholastic book order and seeing this ‘electronic build-a-box’ and being intrigued. So I did what any kid at that age would do, went home and begged my parents to get it.
From there I gained an interest in technology. I would repair broken electronics, sometimes even take apart computers just to see what was inside — dad didn’t like that too much.
As I grew older my interest shifted more towards what actually made these gadgets do what they do, which is the birthplace of my appeal to software.
I chose to go into engineering because I enjoy working with numbers. What interests me about math is that it requires applying both problem-solving skills and theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems.
I possess superior interpersonal, team and individual work, creative, and leadership qualities. I enjoy strenuous and challenging projects, in addition to creating remarkable products, I am eager to learn more and broaden my horizon. I pay high attention to detail, whether it is visible or not. As I read Steve Job’s autobiography the author goes on to talk about how Steve Jobs was very strict about his quality, even for the things unseen. And this perspective changed everything.
“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” ― Steve Jobs
Biking is also something I have been very passionate about for some time. But at the age of 16 when I got my drivers license, like most new drivers, I was very enthusiastic about cars. Then my passion for biking grew even more. With biking, you have to constantly challenge and push yourself to get better and faster. And since then, I have been biking more often, doing local races and events and aspire to one day do bigger events, and eventually the biggest of them all, Tour de France.
I strive to improve myself everyday even if its just 1% better because it is the compound interest on small changes that makes a big difference. In addition to my tech/software blog found on this site, I like to write about my experience and insight on how to maximize productivity, positivity, happiness and personal development. My other blog can be found here, Dose of Happyness. You can also find DoseOfHpyns on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.