Spotlight: Mostafa Zaid

Sep 2, 2022


Q: Tell us about yourself!
A: I’m Mostafa Zaid, I’m working for Kitestring as a senior software consultant for one year now. I joined Kitestring on Sept 2021. I have a kind family, my mom and 4 siblings (1 sister and 3 brothers) all of them are in Egypt


Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
A: I really enjoy hiking in the mountains, playing chess and tennis table, and volunteering in charity work.


Q: What led you to this career? Were you influenced by anyone or anything?
A: When I was in high school, I found that I have a great internal passion for coding, I started writing small pieces of code, and then when I see the result of what I’ve coded, I could feel the adrenaline increase and I was like “that’s what I want to spend my life doing”,  during my code journey I faced some difficulties and I got great support from really kind people around me I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart (Wael Elkholy and Shaimaa Yousry), they guided me and were patient and so kind to me.



Q: What are you most proud of accomplishing since joining Kitestring?
A: We all have been affected by Covid and the pandemic since 2020, so being a part of a team that works on the vaccination reservation system and helps millions of people to take their vaccine doses, makes me so proud of what am I doing.


Q: What’s one thing – industry-related or not – you learned in the last month?
I’ve learned how to fix my old laptop and I’ve also learned more about Kotlin and Scala languages.


Q: What keeps you motivated?
A: Appreciation words from managers and seeing the result of my work helping thousands and millions of people


Q: Where is your favorite destination to travel to and why?
A: Paris, I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I heard that food there is tasty


Q: What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?

  • Introduction to Programming
  • What’re the good and bad things about Egypt 😀
  • Politics in the middle east

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Communication Engineer (Like my father :D)


Q: What’s the best piece of professional advice you’ve ever received?
A: I’ve got some advice from my manager before and I found that it’s useful, he said “It’s okay to make mistakes, but try to learn from them and try to not repeat them”.