About Mohammed Al-Mahdawi
Principal Cloud Engineer, DevOps/SRE Leader, & CTO/Technical Director
Hi! this is Mohammed, it all started when my father bought me a PC because I got a high degree at school and since I had no brothers and sisters back then this PC became my whole life.
The internet was not good back then in my home town so you have to buy paper books and magazines to learn most of the things and I wanted to learn how this PC works!
I got books about how to build computers and about how to program them, my first programming language was Basic & QBasic then Visual Basic then C++, and so on.
I was a child and my uncle was a doctor and he is working as a hospital manager, he was taking me to the hospital to fix its computers(for free) because there was no IT section in the hospital back then.
Then my passion for these machines started to pay me off when I was able to sell the code that I wrote and get money by offering services and from then until now it becomes my career.
In this industry, I’ve occupied many titles: Owner, Founder, CEO, CTO, COO, Team Leader, Consultant, Technical Director, Senior Lead Developer, Lead Software/Cloud Architect, Senior Programmer, Senior Infrastructure Engineer, and so on.
I’ve built almost everything in this industry starting from simple plugins to architect, building, and leading big Microservices Multi-tenant SaaS projects that are run by teams.
I always take the company that I work with to the next levels! one of the many examples is in one of the companies that I worked in I found they have big awards web application they are maintaining for a government and whenever the awards time come the web application slow down and almost stop working I suggested to convert this monolithic application to microservices and replace the current database with scalable one and use Kubernetes as an orchestrator and the results was incredible, yep you are right because of this I got promoted to technical director 😉
The DevOps and the programming were in parallel in my life, I always think how to involve the computer to automate everything, I was doing DevOps since the first days of having a computer.
In my college(here is the surprise I had a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering!), I was the best student in the computer class and my final project was a desktop application written in Visual Basic called “Multiuse” I put everything in this app starting from a simple “Word” clone to Mechanical Engineering related capabilities like dynamic calculations and strength of materials equations solvers with drawings and so on, it wons the best programming project!
Also, I was Award-nominated Prime Minister of the creative work.
After knowing everything about computers I started to explore servers, hypervisors, the internet, and the cloud and here we are you are reading my story so I probably succeeded in what I love!
You know what I’ll stop here, I’ll not put my entire history on the internet you know the social engineering and other creepy stuff, want to know more about me don’t hesitate to contact me 😉
My clients love me! But don’t just take my word for it – read testimonials!