Sim Sokeara is the senior lead web developer at Codingate, a Phnom Penh-based coding services company that won Startup of the Year at the Asean Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2017. He was part of the team of eager students who helped found the company back in 2013 and spoke to Southeast Asia Globe about the challenges of the fast-moving tech industry
How did you get into the profession?
Actually, I never thought I would study IT. After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree, I saw the scholarship announcement at the IT school, Passerelles Numériques Cambodia [PNC]… I wanted to try [it]. After I graduated from PNC I met my first client, [and] we tried to build a virtual company… After we finished one project [with] him, he recommended to start up with Sok Sopheakmonkol – he’s the CEO of Codingate. It was only a small startup company. We had 13 members and we tried to work, [but] we had no big budget… so we [did an] exchange with the client [in which Codingate initially completed work for clients in return for laptops, which were given to staff ]. Read More….