Hassan El Mghari is a Senior Developer Advocate at Vercel and a full-stack software engineer.
He founded UltraShock Gaming, a game marketing startup with a community of 500,000 members on Steam, and ran it for 4 years before selling it.
He worked at Fig as a Developer Advocate at the beginning of his career. Hassan has built several AI projects and is passionate about startups in the developer tools space and building interesting side projects. In today's episode, we explore:
How to make money as an online game marketer
How Hassan Transitioned from Electrical Engineering to Coding
The importance of learning in public
How to become an entrepreneur
How to build an online community
The power of consistency and repetition
How to do a full-time job and build side projects
and many more…
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In this episode we cover:
00:39 About Hassan El Mghari
01:37 Hassan’s developer journey before Vercel
06:30 How Hassan became an online game marketer on steam
09:00 How Hassan built his online gaming community to 50,000 members in 6 months and 500,000 members in one year
14:16 The Power of Consistency
16:23 How much Hassan made as an online game marketer.
18:25 How Hassan got his first Developer Advocate job
22:45 Hassan’s experience working at Fig
26:35 How Hassan became a Senior Developer Advocate at Vercel
32:50 Hassan’s mindset and approach while working at Vercel and building side projects
37:51 How Hassan completed two AI (Artificial Intelligence) side projects in 2 weeks
43:20 The inspiration behind Hassan’s AI projects
49:19 About RoomGPT
1:00:03 Will AI models get cheaper?
1:01:23 What tech stack should Indie Hackers use?
1:04:02 Hassan’s advice to newbie builders
1:05:45 Hassan’s book recommendation
1:06:56 Hassan’s favourite TV shows
1:08:30 Final words from Hassan
1:08:53 How to connect with Hassan and view his projects
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