About the person.

My name is J. Shamsul Bahri. Around the web, I often go by the handle @jibone. A husband to a lovely wife, father to an adorable daughter, seeker of beneficial knowledge, and a builder of software. Born in Malaysia, currently residing in Singapore.

I am a full-stack Software Engineer with over 15 years of professional experience building scalable software systems. The recent 9 years I was with Grab, the South East Asian ‘super-app’ offering logistical services, ride-hailing, and financial services to the region.

I started my career in software engineering after finishing my studies at University Tenaga National, working at a local-based defence contractor specialising in developing, supplying, and maintaining IT systems for the Malaysian armed forces. Subsequently, I worked with a few local start-ups before I joined Grab, which back then was a little ‘start-up’ known as MyTeksi. One could say that I used to worked at tech start-ups in the valley, the Klang Valley that is.

I relocated to Singapore as Grab relocated its engineering office back in 2015, and have been here since.

This website is my personal space online. It is where I post my thoughts in writing in the hope for posterity.

Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah. Menulis adalah berkerja untuk keabadian.

— Pramoedya Ananta Toer

A man can be brilliant as high as the sky, but as long as does not write, he will disappear from society and history. To write is to work for posterity.

About the website.

This website is build using Next.js and TailwindCSS for the stylings. I use MDX for the content. You can snoop around this GitHub repo if you want to see how things are wired up.

The fonts used for this website are the iA Writer font family the combination for all three, the Quattro, Duo, and Mono. Check out theirGitHub repo, and their write up about these fonts.