Creators are the heart and soul of Tealfeed. As they continuously work towards feeding us more information every day, it's only fitting to bring out their journey for the world to know.
In this series “Creators Spotlight”, we are asking our creators about their journey. Watch out for them sharing their journey and getting candid with us. Today we have with us Olubisi Idris Ayinde.
Olubisi Idris, a software engineer and a technical writer, talks about his early life, career goals, role of content in his life, and a lot more.
Continue reading to find out more!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?
Apart from my parents, the following list of remarkable persons has a significant influence on my life.
He is such a beautiful and kind-hearted person, and despite his hectic schedules, I reach out to him virtually every time. He played a significant role in my growth, including his work experience, ethics, and real-life models of how to be good and contented as a man, to name a few.
I learned a lot from him, including his way of life, work, and tech advocacy, as well as the will to do more even when I don't think I can. We haven't had direct communication, but we've met at a handful of events.
I've also learned a lot from him, particularly about professional growth and development, as well as content creation. He provides me with excellent feedback, which I put into practice and which has a significant impact on my content creation profession.
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part? Is there any specific incident that has largely influenced the kind of person you are today?
Sure, I'd say my childhood was enjoyable. I have always enjoyed mending things and have wanted to be a soldier since I was a child. However, as I grew older, I realized how much I enjoyed repairing things (electronics, gaming pads s, etc.) and decided to pursue engineering, which pleased my late father greatly.
Following my industrial training program, I shifted to the tech industry in my final year at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU (2017). My last year's project was an embedded system, which included both software and hardware.
I sought assistance, but I'm still baffled how the guy was able to write code and explain what was going on to me as if I knew what was going on. That was the beginning of my fascination with web technology.
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
My parents are from Kwara, Nigeria, and I was born and bred in Lagos, Nigeria. Everything was as it was when I was a child, and the one thing I thought would help me more as I grew older was eating large amounts of meat, but this is not the case. 😂
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
As a Developer, content development is significant to me. I am currently employed as a Backend Engineer.
I would describe myself as a part-time content creator. However, creating content is one of my greatest passions, and I hope to be a full-time Developer Relations Engineer someday.
Sites like YouTube and StackOverflow have been beneficial to me; I started blogging because I wanted to contribute in my unique way while also learning as I teach, even before I knew that when someone teaches, they learn twice.
What's the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
For me, the most rewarding aspect of being a content creator is expressing myself and receiving feedback that someone found my resource or material valuable.
What are you up to currently, and what are your long-term career goals?
I've recently been studying and honing my skills on various frontend activities using React; I specialize in backend development, but FE skills are nothing new.
My long-term career objective is to provide more valuable content as I can, establish networks, and advocate for technology.
What drives you to create content regularly?
I'd say the desire to assist someone online looking for a solution to a problem in their daily activities, similar to how a lot of internet content helped me when I started my career in technology.
What's the most challenging part of being a content creator?
Time management is a significant struggle for me right now, perhaps because I have a full-time job involving serious coding and other communities engagements.
How do you ensure that you aren't affected by nasty comments, and negative things said about you?
Well, even though it hurts when you get nasty comments, I don't let it get to me. After taking some advice from wonderful content creators like Catalin, Victoria-lo, Marko, and others, I've come to realize that it's natural for things like that to happen, but they can't kill my vibes.🔥
Anything else you would like our audience to know about you!
Aside from coding and content creation, I go to the gym daily, like football, and network as much as I can, though I am still improving my networking skills.
Why did you start creating content on Tealfeed?
Tealfeed is an excellent community for anyone who wants to share what they've learned and learned from others' experiences, which piqued my interest in the platform. I like the user interface, the capacity to generate interest, the potential to establish a real following, web monetization, and many other features.
How would you want people to remember you?
A content creator who is enthusiastic about assisting others and building communities.
What's success for you, and when would you consider yourself to be successful?
For me, success means being able to do what I want when I want.
Who's your favourite creator? Why?
The list is enormous, but here are a few highlights.
I admire the content they produce, its structure and organization, and how consistent they are in their content creation.
To every individual who's planning to start as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
I would urge anyone interested in becoming a content creator to pick a niche, write about what you enjoy, write about what you are currently learning, and be consistent.
If you run out of content ideas, learn some new tools and write about them as you go. You'll be amazed at how much material you'll have written in a few months.