|Designation:||Associate Team Lead|
|Experience:||Over 10 Years|
|Education:||Bachelors of Computer Science|
|Time with Allshore:||Almost 2 Years|
Abid has been with Allshore/Datum for almost two years, and has earned quite the reputation. Travis Sellers, Abid’s client, had this to say: “Abid is one of the hardest workers I have had the pleasure to work with. His dedication to working hard and creating professional and well-written code is matched by very few. Abid’s communication skills are quite good too. In the two years we’ve worked with him, I don’t remember ever having to repeat myself a second time. His attention to detail in this manner is outstanding. Abid is one of the most dedicated and competent developers I’ve been around. It’s a pleasure to have him working with our team.”
Abid’s Team Lead, Babar Z., had more praise for him: “If I say ‘excellence’ means Abid, then I wouldn’t be wrong. Abid has reached a level that simply makes him a true role model. He is a person full of commitment, loyalty, honestly, dedication and hard work. He’s a truthful and faithful team member, which makes me feel really honored. Without a second thought, I can just rely on him. Thank you for being part of my team. You’re a vital contributor to providing excellent care for clients since two years non-stop.”
We asked Abid some questions to get him know him better.
Please begin with telling me about your educational background.
I did my initial studies in a very little city called Mianwali. There was no electricity or furniture; we sat on the earth under a tree with a single teacher all day. I spent five years there and then moved to a high school for the next five years. That was where I first had English as a subject. Then I moved to a college for the next four years. I did a two-year degree, and as I was waiting for my result, my father had a heart attack and he was admitted to a hospital. I could not study for a full year and was a shopkeeper in place of my father. After a year, when my father was able to work again in the shop, I joined a college to study more. I graduated with a degree in Math and Physics from that college. The degree was awarded by Punjab University because college was affiliated with the university I attended. It was my dream to go to some big city to study more. I wrote letters to universities to get information. One day my father read an advertisement in newspaper about FAST National University. I applied there, passed the entry test, and got admission. There I studied about three years and graduated with a degree in Computer Science. So this is my educational background; I started from a school with a mud floor and reached university.
So what got you started in the I.T. industry? Why did you choose a career in this field?
My elder brother and my father decided to put me in I.T. because I’m very good at math. They thought that it was best road for me, and now I have about more than 10 years experience in this field.
What would you say is the most valuable lesson you have ever learned from working with our company?
In this company we remotely communicate directly with clients, so this has taught me a lot.
What are your favorite movie, food, and color?
My favorite movies are The Fast and the Furious Series and Terminator 2. I like rice in any form, and my favorite color is blue.
I am married and have three children. They are ages two, six, and nine. There are twelve of us in my family: five brothers, five sisters, and my mother and father. I am in the middle.
Have you and/or your family ever travelled anywhere outside of Pakistan?
Yes, I have visited Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. I also went to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage. My family migrated from India, so all my family members have visited India lots of times. We have many relatives in India. All the sisters and brothers of my mother live in India.
And what places would you like to travel in the future?
I want to see the US office of Allshore. I also want to travel to and France and Malaysia just to explore the beauty and nature there.
Abid’s favorite actor is Jason Statham, and if he could have any super power it would be to end hunger in the world. His hobby is reading the news, and he and his family love to go on picnics. Abid has won the Consistent Excellence Award once, and is close to winning it a second time.