|Designation:||Senior Software Engineer|
|Education:||Bachelors in Computer Science|
|Time with Allshore:||5 Months|
With a friendly and hardworking attitude, Saadat is a great addition to our Allshore team. Saadat’s client had wonderful things to say about working with him: “Saadat is a joy to work with. His abilities give me complete confidence that anything he works on will be quickly and accurately done. He is able to locate and resolve any errors quickly to keep us up and running. On new projects he makes sure that user interfaces are simple and easy to use, which our program managers greatly appreciate. They are excited about the work he is doing. I enjoy working with him, as I know I can rely on him to get the job done and it will turn out well. That helps me to sleep well at night and not have any worries!!”
RK, Saadat’s Team Lead told us: “Saadat is a hardworking individual. Whenever asked, he steps ahead a mile further than was expected of him. If asked, he sits late, works during odd shift hours, and works on weekends and holidays in order to support his client’s project. He is a swift learner, and always comes up with good solutions for any given problem. His client loves him, his tireless efforts, and his devotion.”
So Saadat, let’s start with some background information. Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in Peshawar and I grew up in Lahore. Because of that though, you can say that I belong to Lahore since I’ve spent almost twenty-four years here in this city.
What are some of your favorite things about Lahore?
One good thing is that it is a big city, and is the second largest city in Pakistan. Life here is fast paced and it’s crowded and busy all the time. People come from other cities for work and education. So these are the things I like about Lahore.
Do you have a favorite place to hangout around the city?
Yes, there is a shopping district that is full of restaurants and outlets, so I go there when I eat out.
Did you attend college in Lahore?
Yes, I attended Punjab University and earned my Bachelors in Computer Science there.
What was your favorite thing about college?
My favorite thing was our college faculty. Our teachers and professors were really capable people. We had a great learning environment where students had a good opportunity to study technical subjects.
What made you decide to choose a career path in Computer Sciences?
Well, since I was 18 years old I have had a deep interest in computers and the Internet, so I developed an interest in computer science. For me, computers are the greatest invention for many, many years. Now mobiles are also related to computers, and still this field is growing with a rapid pace.
So Saadat, do you have any funny office stories you can share with us?
Not many funny stories, but at times when I sit late in the office I am sometimes scared, since everyone has left and the office is huge. So then I feel like some ghost has come out. As night time the empty office is just like a horror scene from a movie. Coming in early is okay, but at night when the whole of the big building is empty… just imagining that makes me sweat.
Do you like to watch scary movies?
Yes, one or two times have I watched scary movies. It would be scarier if the place where you watching had no light and there was a huge sound system. Like a movie theater, but without any people.
What kind of movies do you usually watch? Do you like action, comedy, etc.?
I like horror, animation, action, thrillers, and comedy as well.
So, you enjoy all type of movies?
Yes, movies and music. I enjoy music more though, because for a movie I have to dedicate my time to watching it.
What kind of music do you like?
I like R&B, rock, electronic, and pop.
What is your favorite framework with which to work?
Asp.NET MVC is my favorite, because it is the latest addition to the Microsoft web development platform. I like its architecture; it is loosely coupled architecture and it is designed for separation of concerns. It has better unit testing support. It generates lightweight dynamic webpages, which render quickly on browsers.
What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients in guiding and maintaining successful business relationships?
The key for successful business relationships is to be honest: honest with your client and with your work. Other key factors are communicating and understanding client requirements, utilizing your work time efficiently, and delivering work on time. These all enhance your client’s trust in you.
What is your favorite color and who is your favorite actor or actress?
My favorite color is black, and my favorite actors and actresses are Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Angelina Jolie, and J. Lo.
What do you and your family like to do in your free time?
I like to visit friends’ homes and meet up with them. My family mostly visits relatives.
Do you have any personal hobbies/interests?
I enjoy watching cricket matches and listening to music.
Have you traveled anywhere interesting? What is next on your list?
I’ve been to Dubai. Next I would like to visit Ibiza, Barcelona, Miami, and NYC.
If you could play a part in a movie, what sort of character would you want to play?
I’d like to play a computer sciences teacher.
If Saadat could have any super power it would be to have a lot of money. Three phrases he would use to describe himself are: honest, hardworking, and a keen learner. We’re lucky to have Saadat working with us, and hope we get to keep this hardworking keen learner on our team for a long time!