Hey, thanks for stopping by! I’m Mustafa Ali.
I’ve been building software professionally for a while, primarily for the Android platform. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of and lead teams that built apps being used by tens of millions of people around the world.
I’m also a Google Developer Expert for Android and currently work at Shopify, where we are building the next generation of Point of Sale systems for more than half a million merchants in over 150 countries.
Prior to this, I worked at Mutual Mobile, where I joined as an intern during the last semester of my Masters degree back in 2011 and eventually became the Director of Technology. In that role, I led a team of Android, iOS, Web and QA engineers that built products for both startups and Fortune 500 companies.
I enjoy building cool products, but in the last few years, I’ve really come to love building teams. Management, in the software world usually gets a bad rep, but I think instead of just ranting about it, engineers should learn how to build and manage good engineering teams and set an example for others to follow. That’s what I’ve tried to do in my career so far and intend to continue to doing so.
Outside of work, I’m a petrolhead and love driving cars and riding motorcycles. Recently, I’ve started learning photography and I totally suck at it. But hey, we are all a work in progress, aren’t we?