Behsaad's Blog


Startups, Software, Travel & More

Remote Work Update

I have been mostly working remotely since late 2014 (see my first bog posts) and it has turned out to be a movement that is embraced by more and more people. Personally I am very happy to see the progress of a topic I am so passionate about.

That...


Gerlent - German Talent

I have been working on a project of mine on the side recently and wanted to share it to you through my Blog. I won't write much about it. Just have a look and check it out for yourself. Its basically a Network of German speaking Freelancers wanting...


South East Asia and Remote Work

I have spent the last two months (January and February) traveling and working in South East Asia for the first time, mainly to escape the European winter and get to know new places I haven’t been before.

I traveled with a friend from Hamburg this...


Malaga

It has been a while now since I started learning Spanish back in 2012 in Valencia and I have improved quite a bit since then. Right now I’m writing this post from a coworking space in Malaga, in southern Spain, birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio...


Toptal, Quazzel, Draftandcraft

It has been a while since my last blog post so I thought I would share some of my latest activities.

I have been mostly busy with client work as a rails developer lately and still trying to add the feature of bookable language teachers for my language...


Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet

If you are a Rails programmer you know how important Gems are and how easy they can make it to bootstrap your website without caring about the basic modules and functions that most websites need anyways.

This article will give you a list of Gems that...


What I have been up to

It has been a while since my last post, so I wanted to write a little about what I have been up to the last few weeks.

A major milestone was the release of the Quazzel Android App. Now you can use your phone to find language partners, make appointments...


Android Bottom Toolbar with Xamarin

I noticed that there are many requests for bottom toolbars on Android with multiple tabs although it is against the design specs for Android.

Because I couldn’t find a good solution I decided to share my own solution for Xamarin here.

The code can...


Founders and Coders

This weekend I decided to visit a friend in London who is part of a great code school program here that I would like to share with you.

The coding school called "Founders and Coders" in east London and started as a meetup group in 2013.

The success...


Draft and Craft

Since I returned from traveling I started working as a freelancer again. The advantage of freelancing is that I am flexible enough to still work on Quazzel.it after I finished a freelance job. We have a quite a few registrations on Quazzel and are...


Marrakech

After an amazing month in Tokyo it was time to go to Marrakech which is nearly 12.000 km away, on the other side of the planet. Like so often I did not take the direct route to save some money. My first stop was in Abu Dhabi where I met some cool...


Tokyo

I always wanted to go to Japan. Among my favorite novels are Shogun and Gai-Jin by James Clavell which are set in historic Japan. My favorite video game franchises were created in Japan: Street Fighter, Zelda, Mario, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil and...


Hawaii

I landed in Oʻahu, Hawaii on February second to start the more relaxing part of my trip. The next stop after Hawaii would be Japan where I already rented a coworking space for one month and planned to release Quazzel.it so I decided to take it easy...


Quazzel

Carsten Beyer and me worked on a language learning platform for the last few months. Quazzel has the aim to make language learning practice simple and effective through video chat conversations.

There are many apps and websites out there that help...


San Francisco

On February 2nd I landed in San Francisco, the heart of the tech-industry and still the center of the world for innovation. I lived there for 6 months in 2010 so it felt a little bit like coming home.

A good friend of mine wanted to pick me up from...


Digital Nomads

During my travels I've met a lot of people from around the world. A growing number of travelers are involved in tech projects, products or online-shops with a steady income that allow them to work from anywhere they want as long as there is a decent...


Mexico

I was taking off to Mexico after three great weeks in Argentina. I have a friend from Hamburg who works in Mexico City, or how everyone there calls it “D.F. – distrito federal”, and I visited him for 12 days to get to know the city, people and lifestyle...


Argentina

Heads up: no pictures cause I lost my phone…

So I packed my stuff and started travelling a few weeks ago. First stop: Buenos Aires, capital of tango, mate, soccer and delicious steaks.

But first I had to get there… ahead of me was a 27 hour flight...


REBEL NEWS

Protonet is a startup from Hamburg that develops private cloud servers with built-in social network.

Besides having an awesome product and their office right next to my apartment they also hosted a hackathon last weekend and invited everyone to realize...


Hello World

Is this yet another blog of someone you might not know writing about whatever he wants for anyone who is interested? Exactly!

So who am I? I am a computer scientist from Berlin who moved to Hamburg after graduation to start a career as a game developer...