|Designation:||Senior Software Engineer|
|Education:||Bachelors in Computer Science|
|Time with Allshore:||One and a half Years|
An excellent developer who gives it his all, Awais makes friends wherever he goes. His Team Lead, Amir B. told us: “He’s a hardworking individual and always shows his dedication through his work. He has a cheerful personality but when it comes to work he’s the most solemn guy. He has strong technical skills and hardly needs any help while on his tasks. I have personally seen him prove himself to his client with his incredible skills over and over again! I wish him good luck in any future endeavors.”
Brittany, Awais’ Client Relations Manager had these words to say about her time working with him: “Awais is a very hard worker. He has a great above the line attitude at all times and never hesitates to go the extra mile for his client. He never complains, and is hands down one of the friendliest guys I have had the pleasure of working with! His strong development skills are shown through his work every day!”
So what got you started in the IT field as a web developer?
I was inspired by my cousin who works with Microsoft. I saw him working on computers and programing, and when I saw him I was attracted to computers. At first, it was just computer games but later I joined the IT field and I became a web developer.
What computer games do you enjoy playing? What are some of your all-time favorites?
My favorites are Counter-Strike, FIFA, Virtual Cop, and Freedom Fighters.
What else do you like to do in your free time? What are some other personal hobbies/interests that you have?
I usually watch movies or serial dramas.
What type of movies do you like the most?
I like any good movie after I decide to watch it, though my favorite ones are Lord of Rings, Hobbit, Gladiator, Home Alone, and Primal Fear. As for serial dramas currently I love Game of Thrones, and the past shows I like are Lost, Heroes, and Prison Break.
So where did you attend college at?
I attended Civil Lines College in Lahore, where I got my Intermediate degree in Computer Science. For my Bachelors in Computer Science, I went to Punjab University.
So how many of years have you been with Datum/Allshore?
I’ve been here about one and a half years.
Very nice! And what is your favorite thing about working in the office?
We have a friendly environment, indoor games, and occasional outdoor events.
What is your favorite framework to work with and why?
CodeIgniter is my favorite framework, because most of my work has been in it, and I feel comfortable working in it. But recently I also have used Laravel and I found it to be great in terms of flexibility and security. I am also comfortable in Magento as well since my client has been having me work with that.
So in your opinion, what are the key ingredients in guiding and maintaining successful business relationships?
One of the things that I learned while working here is the “above the line” attitude, which is a powerful thing if you want to grow and to maintain relationship with your client.
What is your favorite: color, food, and room in your house?
My favorite color is orange, my favorite food is chicken karahi, and obviously my favorite room is my bed room.
Tell us about your family!
My father is a retired officer from the State Bank of Pakistan. My mother is a housewife, and I have three brothers and two sisters. I am the second to last child.
What do you like to do with family in free time?
I enjoy going outside with my family, and sometimes we go for picnic. On the weekends, I enjoy the time with my family and sometimes we plan a movie at home with pizza.
Have you traveled to anywhere cool before? Where is next on your list?
The northern areas of Pakistan are quite fascinating to visit, and after graduating I visited some of places there. We went to Naran Kaghan, Lalazar, and acouple of famous lakes. The places that are next in my list are Malam Jabba and Hunza.
Any funny stories about friends or family?
I don’t remember any particular story but I used to scare my sisters with dummy lizards and things like that at home.
Awais would love to visit every country before he dies, but especially Russia. He also wants to go on the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, and go snorkeling and paragliding. If Awais could play any character in a movie, he’d like to play Voldemort and is sure that if he was playing it he’d win the battles.