Hey, My name is Abdo Rakhma (Abdo short for Abdelghafour). I live in Amsterdam and I am a software engineer / Full-Stack developer @ INFO, a creative technology agency, focusing on creating intuitive digital products that enable organisations to become leaders in their field, serving big organizations like NS, Takeaway.com, Adyen, Graydon and many more.
I grew up in the very south of the kingdom of Morocco in a small-town surrounded by desert called "Laayoune". it's there where I discover that I'm in love with computers. From an early age, I started reading about computers and technology and decided to get my hands dirty in learning how to code and how to understand these machines. I got my first diploma at the age of 13, a diploma that certifies that I'm capable of understanding the basics of how computers work, their composition, and how to write basic scripts in Visual Basic.
Besides my interest in Computers, I was drawn to learning Physics and Maths, always been fascinated by how things work, and how things interact with each other. All of that curiosity pushed me to study Physics & Maths in my first 2 years in University before continuing my path in the one thing I love the most, Computer Science.
I have started sharpening my skills in developing good software from working as a freelancer, where my real professional journey started. Working remotely as a freelancer allowed me to ensure that I deliver the best software quality, to learn & understand fast new technologies that are demanded in the market, and to develop my communication skills to ensure understanding and clarity with my clients.
After years of working as a freelancer, I decided to enrich my experience and start working in a more professional environment where I can work with a team and share knowledge and learn more. Therefore, I worked with Startups where I refined my skills in working under-pressure and delivering scalable software in relatively short periods of time. Also worked with big companies where I developed my soft-skills and become experienced in working in an Agile way