Md Ershadul Hoque Sarker

Application Team Lead, NewsCred & Python/Django Consultant

Who am I and what do I do?

I'm Md Ershadul Hoque Sarker. I'm currently Application Team Lead at NewsCred. Before that, I was a Software Engineer of Divine IT Limited. I got a B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

What hardware do I use?

At NewsCred, I use Mac Mini (8GB memory) for everything. Since coming to NewsCred, I have slowly transitioned to using my 13" MacBook Air (4GB memory, 128GB SSD) almost exclusively. I realize I just don't need much computing power for browsing the web and writing code, and I love the form factor of the Air.

I use a 22" Samsung monitor, Apple Wireless Keyboard, and Apple Magic Mouse at work. I work directly on my laptop at home.

I also have an iPhone 4, Google Nexus 4 and an iPad 2.

To print documents I use Canon Laser Shot LBP3300 and for backup I use a 750GB pqi portable USD drive.

And what software?

90% of my computer use is Google Chrome and a terminal iTerm2 and an editor like TextMate etc. I use Gmail for my personal email as well as for work email. On my Nexus 4, I use (in rough order of frequency): Google Chrome, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, HipChat, Flipboard, Twitter and Google Services etc.

I host all of the code I write on Github and bitbucket. I have a couple of private repositories for all of my personal projects, and I open source everything else. For personal web development, I have moved almost all of the sites I maintain to Webfaction.

I use my Google Drive and Dropbox for storing documents so that I can access my stuff anywhere and I don't need to worry about backups anymore.

What would be your dream setup?

My 13" MacBook Air and a 27" Thunderbolt Display everywhere I have a desk. I like minimalism and simplicity, and I like not having to deal with a bunch of different machines.