About Me

WTF ๐Ÿ‘‹

My name is Rashad but you already knew that, didn’t you? I’m in the biggest pivot of my professional life from launching my own startup to joining a new incredible team. I’m very social, team-focused and goal-oriented. I believe I’m demanding towards myself and others. I want to make a real impact and dive 100% into my (our) next adventure.

On the other side, I’m also a positive and optimistic person who loves spending good moments with my loved ones. I’m also a big french rap fan as you could have guess with the playslit. I love the energy and the values of this universe. I have to admit that I cherish gifs as a fantastic social tool. Had I to choose, I would go for drake gifs. Don’t ask me why!

Education ๐Ÿค“

I had the chance to attend many different and prestigious schools during my years. Here’s a quick summary

  • MSc Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship - Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (2016-2017)

Best French engineering school. This master is made to spur engineers to draw a line between science and the startup world as a source of innovation.

  • Learn2Launch Certificate - UC Berkeley, San Francisco (2016)

6 months in San Francisco, CA, learning and mostly failing on startup projects. I launched the NABU wristband that won 35 awards. Highest Honors.

  • MSc Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - Ecole des Ponts, Paris (2013-2018)

Top 4 engineering school. Modelisation. CAD. Industrial manufacturing processes. 3D printing. Initiated the creation of many teaching modules such as prototyping and foundery.

Languages ๐ŸŒ

  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท French Wesh bien ou bien?

Duh… born and raised Paris what else could I say ?

  • ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ English What’s uppppp?

Hopefully that website isn’t full of mistakes and will show you how that my English is not too bad despite French people’s reputation.

  • ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง Arabic kifak 7ayete?

I’m lucky enough to have immigrants parents who taught me to speak Arabic at home. As you may know, every Arab country has its own dialect. As for me I’m fluent in Lebanese Arabic and Algerian Arabic with some notions of Tunisian Arabic

  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish Plata o Plomo…

Joke aside, I learned and loved learning Spanish at school. Not (yet) fluent but definitely a good level.

Tech skills ๐Ÿ’พ

  • Frontend dev\

Basic stuff with Boostrap and jQuery. Hopefull soon React :D

  • Backend dev

Python skills only. I first started with Django framework to release the former version of Rapsodie called Rapacademix at the time. Since i learned some Flask skills to launch projects way faster.

  • Data Science

Well… hum…

Random skills ๐Ÿ”ฎ

  • Photoshop

You never know what’s coming at you. Whether it’s a Slack custom emoji, your friends’ wedding, a facebook profile picture, or a Spotify playlist cover you have to be ready

  • Hardware prototyping

Even I tend to forget that I spent 2 years creating hardware products. From 3D printing, to CAD, welding, or Arduino programming I developped a set of handy skills that help kickstart projects.

You’re done ๐ŸŽ‰

Did you read all this ?? Wow I’m impressed ๐ŸคฏWell I guess that’s enough about me right ? Maybe you could checkout my projects or my blog.