In this episode, I will be hosting Fernando Lira, a Brazilian self-taught developer. Fernando is a talented software engineer, senior PHP developer, and an experienced system administrator. Over to Fernando…

Fernando Lira

1- How did you kickstart your career?

Answer: I started when I was 14 years old. It was just a hobby. I had to create a website to store my games to share with everyone.
I learned Perl and PHP by watching tutorials and websites. Professionally, I started with Support Analyst on Brazillian dial access provider.

2- What would you say is the #1 key to success in your business?

Answer: Do the basics very well done.

3- What’s your advice for newbies and fresh graduates?

Answer: My advice for them is to be patient, show progress on Github, and attend community events as much as they can.

4- What 3 things does anyone starting in your industry need to know?

1- Joining can be difficult.
2- Study whenever possible.
3- Practice whenever possible.

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5- How do you deal with failures?

Answer: I get sad. However, I think about what went wrong and what I shouldn’t do next time.

6- How do you keep yourself motivated?

Answer: I Like technology. Also, I love to keep learning and helping friends and co-workers.

7- What are your success habits?

1- Buy and read books.
2- Practice my programming skills.
3- Search for new things.
4- Sleep and have fun.

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8- Who is your inspiration?

Answer: My dad, who always works hard.
My family and some people who have gone through my life.

9- If you could go back and do anything differently on this career path, what would you do?

Answer: I would study more Java, Brazilian companies love it.

10- What’s your plan for the coming year? Is there any new project that you’re working on?

Answer: I am currently unemployed and looking for new opportunities.
I really want to participate in big projects that make a difference for many people.


11- How can people contact you?

Answer: You can find me on Linkedin and GitHub
At the end of this interview, I would like to thank Fernando for his time and for giving me this exclusive and great interview.

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