- Information Technology
Areas of Expertise
- Computer Science
- Engineering, Software
- Engineering, Systems
- Mobile applications software development
- Algorithms and software design
- IT systems and data analysis
What will be your most valuable contribution to your TechWomen host company?
I am experienced in software development, specifically mobile development. My most valuable contribution willbe my enthusiasm for software development, my experience, diverse educational background, networking skills and unique ability to analyze to the host company. I can be flexible with a list of different daily tasks, I'm self-driven and I have great motivation and desire to learn.
The Top Three Things I Would Like to Learn or Experience During my Mentorship
- Strengthen my technical skills in software development
- Learn how to tackle challenges involved in creating software products and solutions
- Improve my leadership skills and expand my professional network
- Visit an office or attend a site-visit
- Identify workshops or certificate programs to further my learning after the program has ended
- Identify a short-term project I can work on at the partnering company
Ideal Company Type
My ideal company offers a diverse environment that inspires creativity and drives innovation and where I can enlarge and enrich my professional network through an array of connections. It's also where I can improve my communication, decision-making and leadership skills. It's where I can work closely with a team and where I can communicate my thoughts and ideas and receive professional advice and supervision in return. And, most importantly, it's where I can boost my technical skills and learn how to tackle challenges involved in creating software products and solutions.
What are three adjectives that best describe you in the work place?
- Eager to learn
What impact will your mentorship have on your career and professional path?
My TechWomen mentorship will impact my professional path on so many levels. First, I will improve my technical skills, which will provide me with a solid foundation to qualify for advanced work responsibilities like evaluating, enhancing and developing complex software solutions. Second, I will improve my soft skills like leadership, decision-making and time management. Additionally, I aspire to build a solid network and acquire diverse connections through the Techwomen mentorship, which will provide me with great access to international opportunities and potential future collaborations. TechWomen is an essential step toward realizing and visualizing my future career plans and objectives.
After participating in the TechWomen program, how will you leverage your mentorship experience to make an impact in your home country?
After my TechWomen experience, I will leverage the gained knowledge and network to enlarge the Palestinian tech sector by encouraging others to join the field and inspiring them to pursue a career in tech. I intend to focus more on targeting women and young school girls by introducing them to career paths in tech through collaboration with other Palestinian Emerging Leaders and fellows to conduct tech activities, sessions and bootcamps. The TechWomen experience will open my mind to ideas and solutions to improving Palestinian living conditions through technology.
Years of Full-time Work Experience4
Primary Professional Focus
- IT systems and/or data analysis
Current/Most Recent Job
- Title and Company: Software Engineer, iConnect Technologies
- Direct Reports: 2
- Type: Full-time
- Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
- Dates: September 18, 2018 –
Analyze functional requirements and specifications; Design software applications, Build, test and deliver concurrent applications and services; Redesign and rewrite existing products to enhance functionality and performance; Provide support and maintenance to existing products, bug fixing, performance monitoring; Collaborate with business analysts, work closely with other team members, report to technical team lead; Give training sessions, Supervise and train a sub team, distribute tasks, review and integrate work, report performance and productivity
- Title and Company: Software Engineer, Smartbag.ps
- Type: Part-time
- Location: Ramallah, Palestinian Territories
- Dates: February 1, 2020 –
Analyze functional requirements and specifications; Design mobile applications, Build, test and deliver applications; Redesign and rewrite existing products to enhance functionality and performance; Provide support and maintenance to existing products, bug fixing, performance monitoring; Collaborate with business analysts; Review and integrate work
- Institution: Birzeit University
- Degree Awarded: Bachelor's
- Major: Computer Systems Engineering
- Location: Palestine
- Completion Date: June 1, 2018