Badreldin Mohamed is one of our many students at our hackerspace in Cairo, Egypt. Working as a supervisor in a pharmaceutical corporation, Badreldin joined our introduction to 2D Game Development program.
I didn’t see any similar places that offer that kind of course
From 2015 I was a game junkie. I always thought about how they do this stuff and spent a lot of time thinking if I can do something similar to that. I had a background in Unity and worked with it without guidance, just self-learning online. One day GOMYCODE popped up on my feed and I saw it as a chance to learn game development. I didn’t see any similar places that offer that kind of course. My eagerness to know what is going on behind the screen was my main motivation.
On my first day, I was lost, the team called me and made sure that I am comfortable
On my first day, I was lost, the team called me and made sure that I am comfortable. I finished creating my account and filled in some information and started right away. It was a good day. I had a conversation with our instructor where I started with level 1 but then I was surprised when he told me that I don’t need it and enrolled me in level 2 right away. He is someone who has great knowledge within the field. He made me look up both curriculums to make sure that I am familiar with level 1 and that there isn’t any missing knowledge to be qualified to enter level 2.
What I enjoy the most at GOMYCODE, is where my colleagues and I start talking about gaming! Same interests and advanced minds, it is so interesting especially that it isn't that familiar in the Egyptian culture or market. It is also so motivating to discover more within. Throughout the week, I have to work at least for 2-3 hours on the material learned in the course so that i learn it properly.
GOMYCODE is one special place for me to learn and experience new skills
After finishing the course, I guess I will be working on myself to reach a level where I can get employed with these skills. Job opportunities in this field are rare but at least I am doing something that I love! My advice to people joining GOMYCODE is to benefit from every step, even small ones.
The best part of being a game developer is the challenge of fixing glitches and coding mistakes. But guess what, when you solve on your own it is the most satisfying, entertaining feeling you will ever experience!’
So you have to try new experiences, and GOMYCODE is one of them. It is a special place for me to learn and experience new skills.