Peer Feedback

As a developer:

Moncef is an incredible developer and I'm proud to have him as a teammate on my project. Working with him is like reading a good programming book, you learn something new every day and you come out of the experience feeling accomplished and like a better dev.

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Moncef is an amazing developer. He consistently jumps on the hard issues and tackles them.

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He helps people in Slack and elsewhere in a way that creates a safe environment where people do not hesitate to ask questions.

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He has been incredibly helpful to all at 18F when it comes to code quality, testing, and development best practices.

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He pays close attention to detail, and will stand up for what he believes in. He has a strong commitment to open source; he will always try and fix a library that is causing a problem, rather than just trying to work around it.

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When he joined [the project] he didn't just fix a few errors with the dev setup, he helped forge a whole new iteration/version of that part of the project (along with great documentation).

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I'm looking forward to the impact Moncef's work will have on 18F's development practices in the coming year.

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Moncef is a pleasure to work with.

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As a Software QA Engineer:

I've worked alongside Moncef on a number of projects and he is an amazing talent and mentor. Whether in a lead or support role I've never seen him give less than 100% and that dedication inspires others to be better and that makes a real impact. His great attention to detail makes him a great QA Engineer but beyond that he makes organizations better because he's always learning and sharing meaningful ideas to make the projects he works on and the people he works with better.

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I was fortunate to have worked on the same team with Moncef for over 3 years. As a product manager, I have expectations from my research that would shape a product from a consumer perspective. Normally, engineering and QA would push back when it comes to stretch goals - not Moncef. He would jump in and help define the feature or product so that we can deliver a quality product on time and under budget.

Moncef would challenge the product and engineering teams when something is fundamentally broken, not from a software perspective, but a product perspective. His suggestions have always made our products better.

The best recommendation I could make for Moncef is that if I were building a new app dev team, Moncef would be my first QA engineering hire.

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Moncef continues to be a valuable asset to this team. His time spent on the TechCrunch app this year helped us to identify and resolve multiple critical bugs. I have no doubt that had he not been involved, the app would not have been so well received and reviewed at 4 stars. I always enjoy working with Moncef.

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Moncef has taken on a tremendous amount of work as part of a shrinking QA team. I have been impressed with his ability to utilize advanced testing techniques especially through automation. To accomplish this he has taken the bold step of installing the Xcode development environment and building and debugging the app locally on his machine. He has investigated and incorporated technologies such as VoiceOver accessibility features to control the apps via automation scripting. I'm not sure if AOL has a position called Software Engineer in Test, but Moncef has been approaching the responsibilities of that role as defined in other companies. He has also demonstrated a keen sense of interface problems and solutions and documents and recommends changes. I appreciate his feedback and expertise in helping make our applications better and glad to have him working on the products I am working on.

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In addition to his exceptional eye for quality, Moncef's multilingualism proved to be a great asset to AOL as he supported testing of HuffPost for iPhone & iPad ahead of the launch of the French edition of Le Huffington Post. Word and phrase choices he suggested were determined by HuffPost editors and translators to be more appropriate and were implemented in the apps resulting in a better user experience.

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Moncef is a valuable member of the QA team but his contributions to the AOL mobile group exceed what he does on the QA front. Moncef is very insightful on the products he tests and offers valuable product feedback that eventually gets built. His written and communication skills are exceptional and he's very thorough. I think Moncef has what it takes to be a good product manager.

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Moncef is a really dynamic person. Anyone that talks to him for even a few seconds immediately realizes how smart Moncef is, and what a wide range of knowledge he has. This enables him to find some of the more difficult and interesting defects to track down. He also really approaches every project with the mindset of realize the best possible application for the product owners and the team. Moncef is constantly thinking of ways in which we can make our applications more successful.