Hi there! I'm Hussein, a Software Engineer based in Cairo, Egypt. I love being unconventional and going on adventures.
Here's a little about me:
- Running with Lisa, my forever puppy.
- Coding for next iterations of my products.
- Listening to some inspirational music almost throughout the whole day.
I am an Android Software Engineer, who likes to turn ideas into beautiful Android apps.
I write in Kotlin, always striving to build the best apps and experience a user can possibly have, with simplicity in the user interface. I believe that a killer design along with some unique useful features no other app has are what make a project stand out.
Meanwhile, here is what I love to do:
I live to learn. I believe that there is a learning experience in every failure. I strive to learn from my personal losses & seek out for advice to gain a broader understanding of the world.
I love to design and sketch new products - I want to develop products that perform complex functions with simple commands. I believe clean user interface is the key to a sustainable product.
I am a huge fan of creating different prototypes of new ideas; as when you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability.
I volunteer at my university to teach Computer Science to students in their first year of study, and let them get an insight into the vast fields of Computer Science.
Libraries & Platforms
Tools & Testing
Hussein is a very professional Android Developer and a very fast learner. He developed Orange Bus Android app in a very short time from A to Z, and I can really say his experience as an Intern was beyond our expectations. He also mentored his internship colleagues in a very professional way. Lucky will be the company that will hire him.Youssef Wagih | Android Team Leader | Orange
I highly recommend Hussein. He is a very talented and creative developer. He never failed to astonish me by his work. He worked with us at Orange in his internship for 2 months and managed to successfully launch Orange Bus Android app in a very short time. I have no doubt he will be a strong asset to any team.George Naiem | Senior Android Developer | Orange
I've spent the last couple of years working with Hussein on many projects. I am continuously impressed by the results he always produces. He has developed a very deep understanding of Android, and I believe he has the capability of taking on any project. I'm excited to see what he does in the future.Mahmoud Abdelwahab | Front-end Engineer | German University in Cairo
Below are some experiences that I gained throughout my life. My main interests lie in Android Development, but I also like to explore new things whenever possible. Here is more about me.
German University in Cairo
- B.Sc. in Media Engineering and Technology
- Graduated with High Honors
- Google Hash Code Hub Organizer for my university
- Android Instructor at Savvy student club
Thesis: Built a touchless secure QR-based ATM system, enabling users to perform secure transactions through the bank’s mobile app without needing to touch the ATM, to minimize the risk of spreading contagious diseases such as COVID-19.
Nefertari American International School
- Graduated with High Honors with a GPA of 4.00
- Ranked in Top 1 Percentile worldwide in the Math section of the Old SAT Test, getting 780/800
Software Engineer II | Swvl
- Enabled users to book travel trips through Swvl’s Android app, by supporting Swvl’s marketplace rides in new countries along with external travel aggregators, expanding the app to many new users across various regions in the world.
- Built a new Android logger library along with custom lint rules that sends reported events and crashes to multiple internal services, providing insights into more metrics and users’ sessions.
- Led an initiative to introduce native UI tests to the codebase, migrating the whole app from Dagger to Hilt, and creating new CI workflows, parallelizing the UI tests with the unit tests, improving the code quality and developer experience.
Android Kotlin Mentor | Udacity
- Invited to review the new Android Kotlin Developer Nanodegree, by providing thoughtful detailed feedback and giving suggestions/improvements to the nanodegree program before releasing it publicly.
- Mentor students of different mindsets, by code reviewing their projects and answering their questions, providing them help and support.
- Ranked among the top 100 mentors in Q1 of 2021.
Software Engineer Intern | Google
- Refactored Android Google Maps logging API to run asynchronously, solving various contention issues, reducing the app startup time by ~100ms and reducing potential ANR crashes, making the app run smoother.
- Got awarded 1 spot and 2 peer bonuses in recognition of the internship work impact.
Android Software Engineer | Robusta Studio
- Worked in an agile scrum team, building robust maintainable e-commerce Android apps for various clients, including Fawry, Blue Bus, and HyperOne.
- Used a variety of different technologies such as Kotlin, Android Jetpack, Coroutines, RxKotlin, Retrofit, Firebase, Koin, Glide, GraphQL, Git, Jira, etc.
Android Software Engineer Intern | Orange
- Designed and built an app using Kotlin and Firebase that facilitates Orange employees to select the best Orange bus line from/to work, increasing employees’ daily productivity.
- Developed an AR app for future career fairs using Kotlin and ARCore that aims at increasing the job applications rate, by grabbing the attention of all attendees to an immersive experience.
Junior Teaching Assistant | German University in Cairo
Volunteered to teach the following courses to 50+ 1st year students:
- CSEN 102 – Introduction to Computer Science (Python)
- CSEN 202 – Introduction to Computer Programming (Java)
Google Hash Code Hub Organizer
- Founded German University in Cairo Hub, creating and organizing a lively place for 30 teams from my university, to compete together side-by-side in Google Hash Code 2020 Online Qualification Round.
- Ranked 1st among 30 teams in my hub, 2018th among 10k+ teams worldwide.
GDG New Cairo | Event Organizer
Led the organization of many events, including GDG DevFest and Google I/O Extended, by setting up the decorations, reviewing speakers, welcoming guests and surveying them.
Menschen Bewegen 2016
Got selected by Goethe Institute in Cairo to participate in Menschen Bewegen 2016, a 3-day event in Berlin, Germany, where introspective students from 30 countries and from 50 selected schools met to exchange cultures with each other.
Stack Overflow Active Contributor
As I gain knowledge from Stack Overflow, I like to return it by helping other developers as well, and so I usually answer questions on Stack Overflow whenever possible. Currently I have 2 tag badges,
, and looking forward to increase those tag badges.
- Ranked in Top 6% Users Overall, having a reputation of 6,500+.
- Answered 159 questions, making impact on more than 460k people.
- Helped new Stack Overflow users to feel more welcome on Stack Overflow by volunteering in Mentorship Research Project, where I guided new Stack Overflow users in asking a good readable understandable question.
Vector Game Studio | Game Art & Design Member
Currently learning the different perspectives of Game Art & Design by applying Octalysis technique in Game Development.
Contributing to open-source projects has been a wonderful and rewarding experience; Not only do I give back to the community but also I gain new knowledge and get to know other developers who are interested in the same field as mine.
Lines of Code
Cups of Coffee
These are all the personal projects that I've developed from idea to deployment as well as the projects that I worked on during all my previous working experience. I'm constantly working on a new project - stay tuned for more!
Typing Master | Android Game on Google Play
An educational game that helps you type faster while learning new words simultaneously. Random words fall down from the screen and you have to type them as fast as you can.
- Ranked among Top 100 in Word Games category in more than 25 countries, including #15 in India and Bangladesh.
Orange Bus | Android App on Google Play
A service, in which all employees working at Orange Egypt headquarters can view all the company's bus lines from/to work, including bus stops exact locations with their specific arrival and departure time, and get the most recommended bus lines based on any given destination in a fast convenient way, increasing employees’ daily productivity.
Orange Explore | Android AR App
An augmented reality app, developed for Orange future career fairs, in which there will be photos of every department manager printed on a large wall readily available at the booth. When a user hovers the camera over them, a video that explains what the department does will be played above the detected image as if the person is brought to life, grabbing the attention of all attendees to an immersive experience.
Ain Assistant | Android AI App
An artificial intelligence app, developed for visually blind people as the main target audience, which aims at helping them to identify any near object with as much accessibility as possible, using a very simple user interface and IBM Watson TTS service to provide any spoken feedback to the user. The app has 5 options; it can detect food, clothes, banknotes, text, or color. The user can select any option of them, then he/she captures an image, which is then sent to a server that will analyze the image, using trained Machine Learning models, and returns the result, reading it to the user.
In my spare time, I like to share my knowledge and stories with other enthusiasts. As of now, I have only written one article, but I'm planning to write more very soon.
My First 1 Million Installs as an Independent Android Developer
A Medium article, in which I explained my first one million installs in a 4-years journey as an independent Android Developer, discussing how I started and how I reached there, from idea, development, monetization, to marketing strategy.