|Education:||Bachelor in Computer Science|
|Time with Allshore:||1 Year and 4 Months|
A talkative guy who loves to learn, Ibrar has been enjoying his time at Allshore. His Team Lead, Khurram K. had this to say about him: “Ibrar M is a nice guy with a nice attitude and always takes things positively. He keeps to himself when working but when it’s time to socialize he’s is one of the main participants. I like his passion about going to ‘Be Vocal Club’ regularly and his efforts to encourage other people to go to it too. He has learned a lot of technologies here with us and has groomed himself really well.”
One of Ibrar’s Client Relations Managers, Andrea, told us: “I have seen Ibrar grow professionally while he has been at Datum. He has a great, positive attitude and is a pleasure to talk to! He was an active member of Be Vocal, and because of his hard work and dedication to improving his skills, he is now the president of the club! I know that he can achieve great things!”
How about we start with you telling us where you grew up and about your early life.
I was born in Rawalpindi and my family is from a nearby village. My parents moved from there to the city back in the 70’s. All my childhood memories are in Rawalpindi including my schooling, college, and university.
Do you have any favorite spots in the city?
Because I like to visit historical places, my favorite place in the city is the Rawat Fort which is on the way to my parent’s hometown. This fort was built in the 16th century by locals and was the scene of battle between locals and Afghan King Sher Shah Suri. So whenever I go to my parent’s hometown, I visit there for some time.
You mentioned you went to university in Rawalpindi also, where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
I studied in a government school near my house, and I earned my Bachelors degree in Computer Sciences from Allama Iqbal Open University.
So, what first got you interested in IT and development?
After my 12th grade exams I was free for a while, and my sister had me take a course about computer fundamentals. During the course I got an internship at a IT college. After working there, I became interested in the computer science field and got my Bachelors in Computer Science. After getting my degree, I joined a news agency as news manager. Later I found they are also did web development, and so I switched from being a news manager to a web developer.
What do you like the most about doing development work?
I have experience in web designing and search engine optimization as well. My favorite thing to do is to develop the web applications I can make the design of and do optimization for. I love working with complex web applications rather than simple websites.
Is there a language or framework you like the most?
I like WordPress and Laravel.
What do you think are the most important skills and abilities in order to remain successful in this field?
To remain successful it is necessary to work hard and with dedication. The IT field in particular requires you to keep up with the latest technologies. Hard work is the key to success.
So Ibrar, could you tell us some about your family?
We have a multi-family system in our house. My family includes me, my wife, and my two daughters: Duaa and Fatima. My brother, sister, and their families also share the same house.
Do you all like to spend your free time together?
Yes, I like to spend most of my free time playing with my daughters. I also spend some free time with my brother helping him out since he loves to work with tools in his workshop. I also take my kids and my brother’s kids to the park once a month or so to play football.
Do you play a lot of football? Do you have a favorite sport?
Since the kids get tired early we don’t play a lot, but we roam around different places in park. My favorite sport is boxing and my favorite boxer is Mike Tyson. I’ve watched most of his old matches on YouTube as well.
Do you have any personal hobbies and interests?
I like to watch the news channel and chitchat with my nephews.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would like to visit Egypt and the historical places of Rome.
Have you traveled anywhere interesting?
I moved to Dubai for my previous job and it was my first time out of the country. The very next day I visited the Burj Khalifa, which is the highest man made structure in the world. Next I want to visit Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage with my family.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I would like to be able to manipulate time so I could travel into the future and the past. Also, I’d like a superhuman power to help the needy.
If you could play a part in a movie, what sort of character would you want to play?
I would like to play a role like Mel Gibson played in the movie Braveheart. I would struggle for freedom and be remembered for ages.
What is your favorite memory?
One of them is when I gave my first salary to my mother and went shopping with her.
Ibrar’s favorite food is barbeque, and his favorite movies are Braveheart and Troy. Before he dies he wants to create a family tree and write a diary about his life. Ibrar’s favorite quote is “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder,” by Rumi.