|Designation:||Principal Software Engineer|
|Education:||Masters in Information Systems|
|Time with Allshore:||8 Months|
Focused and talkative, Sheraz loves to help, whether it’s in his professional or personal life. His Team Lead, Atta, told us: “Sheraz A is an experienced developer with a jolly personality. He is always available to help and hardly needs guidance with his tasks. He comes up with multiple solutions to a problem when a discussion is required about a task. He is a pleasure to work with and has a great attitude. His client is very happy with his performance and dedication, and he is an asset to our team. On a side note, I love the way he can dance!”
Andrea Gudbergsson, Sheraz’s Client Relations Manager, said: “Sheraz is a great addition to our team. He has been instrumental in the completion of large projects and his work has been praised by our client. He has a great attitude and knows what it takes to get the job done. He has been a great mentor to his team and I can’t wait to see what he can do in the future!”
Tell us a little about yourself!
I have seven years of IT experience, and it’s a big part of my life. Apart from my professional career, I love to hang out with my close friends and play computer games.
What do you and your friends like to do for fun?
Mostly we like to go on fishing trips. We take long drives with crazy music and visit hilly areas.
What kind of fish do you all fish for?
Usually we try to catch a famous and tasty fish that’s called “rohu.” Some others we like include khaga and thaila. I know you haven’t heard of these before, but believe me they taste really good! When you get the chance to visit this part of the world, you really should try them.
What kind of computer games do you play?
I love fighting and adventure games! If you’re interested in games, then you can consult me like an encyclopedia.
What college did you go to and what is your degree in?
I belong to an army family, and my father served in the Pakistan Air Force as an engineer, so my schooling was also from PAF schools and colleges. I earned my college degree from the Karachi University in Computer Science, and did my Masters in Information Systems.
What was it like having a father that served in the Air Force?
One word: disciplinedddddddddddddddddddddddd!
Did you move a lot?
Yes! You’ll be amazed to hear that I went to ten different schools, and because of this I have a ton of friends all over the country. We used to live in Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Kohat, Peshawar, Gilgit, Mianwali, and Sakesar. I’m sure if you mapped everywhere I’ve lived, you could make a parabola!
Have you been anywhere outside of Pakistan?
Yes, some of my professional life was spent in China. I worked for a company as a software developer.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I love scenic beauty, so I’d love to go to Malaysia or Switzerland.
What got you started in IT?
Computer games have always been an inspiration for me, so my motivation was computer games!
What is your favorite framework to work with and why?
I’ve worked in many frameworks, but I love to work in open source technologies. There are two advantages: by working with open source technologies we learn new things and contribute a lot to the IT industry. I have experience with a lot of things though. I have done the design, development, and implementations of applications. Also, I have hands on experience in .NET, ASP.NET, C#, Visual Studio, IIS, SQL Server, and VSTS. I have rich exposure to the system development life cycle, and skills in implementing application systems using OOA, OOD, and .NET web services. I have experience in developing web based applications using C#, .NET, ASP.NET, web services, MS-SQL Server, and also HTML5, DHTML, jQuery, and CSS3.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
To see visions of the future! There are limitless possibilities with this power, and I could restart any industry.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Stay focused and have faith. Everything is possible in this world, and the impossible is also possible.
How would your friends describe you?
Sensitive and brave!
How would you describe yourself?
Hmm, that’s difficult. I could write a book on that, but in one word I’d say: self-driven! That’s why I’m a programmer; you mostly see programmers with this feature.
Well, my father has always been a role model for me because he always puts others first. That’s what humanity is, and in my case he has given me a road map for life. Now the sky’s the limit!
Do you have any funny stories to share
My father is 73 years old and just got his first computer. After I spent over two hours teaching him how to use it, I was sure he knew everything there was to know about computers. Unfortunately though, one day he couldn’t get it to start, so he called an IT guy to come over and take a look at it. The IT guy managed to fix the issue in a few minutes, and then was on his way out. I was proud when I overheard the IT guy on the phone with his boss telling him about the issue, because I was sure it was something serious that he’d taken care of right away. My father asked him on his way out “Excuse me, if you don’t mind me asking, I couldn’t help overhearing you on the phone to your boss. What exactly is and ID ten T problem? Just so I can tell my son.” The man smiled, took out a pen wrote it down and said “It stands for this: I-D-1-0-T.” From that day onwards my father has hated computers.
Sheraz has a go-get-’em attitude and a love of technology that makes him a great fit for our company! We’re happy to have Sheraz working with us, and hope for many years to come!