This is a passion project by Ali Jafarian.
The mission is… ummm, there actually is no mission. I just want to share what I’ve learned as an entrepreneur and software engineer with the rest of the world. If I can inspire or impact others in a positive way then I’m a happy dude 🙂
What This Site Offers
Who. This. Is. For.
That Web Dude is a resource for current or aspiring professionals in the web/technology field. The articles and courses offered here will cater towards people in tech who want to become better at something specific - i.e. web design, freelancing, WordPress development, bootstrapping a startup, etc.
What you can learn here... come on in!
What you CANNOT learn here... backup young buster!
Other things I'm finna teach you...
Hi, my name is Ali. Welcome to That Web Dude!
I'm a self-taught software engineer and entrepreneur. I've spent the last 10 years building web products for start-ups, Fortune 500's, and everyone in between. Today I currently manage a few of my own online businesses. Read my personal blog to learn more about me.
Why am I doing this?
Simple answer - I want to give back.
10 years ago I started my own journey learning web design in my parents basement... yep, right after I dropped out of my last semester of college. I spent hours in front of my old Dell computer learning web design and anything else I could get my hands on. My younger brother still thinks I was "playing on the computer" to this day.
I soon started picking up clients who needed small websites. So I built them websites in exchange for money and slowly built up a portfolio. A couple years later I got my first job as a web developer, and then worked for several other companies in a variety of roles as I grew my career.
It was fun, I learned a lot, but I'm an entrepreneur at heart and always will be. So... today I own and operate a few of my own online businesses. They afford me financial freedom - being able to live the lifestyle of my choice.
And so, without the web and online tutorials I wouldn't be where I am today. It's time for me to pay it back, Jack.
- Ali Jafarian
That Web Dude