Ahmad Awais



๐Ÿ˜ฎ In 2018, I Created 87 New Open Source Software & 113 Pull Requestsโ€ฆ

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais
๐Ÿ™Œ Howdy! This piece is a part of my 2018 Year in Review (read the context) โ†’

Over the years, I’ve become more and more serious about Open Source software. Lately, I’ve come to realize that no matter if I work with JavaScript or the Cloud communities โ€” I can always build, contribute, and share open source software code. That’s who I am.

I think right now (and I don’t say this stuff lightly), I’m super passionate about Open Source โ€” more than anything else in my professional life. It’s a lifestyle. Over a decade of writing code and the most fun part has always been when I shared my workflows and open sourced my software.

When developers reach out to me to tell that my software has helped them get a job, a better client, and that they appreciate the work I do โ€” it’s something. It’s somethingโ€ฆ I can’t put in words.

In 2018, I explored both the JavaScript (specifically Node.js & React.js) and the Cloud (mostly Microsoft Azure) open source communities.

Stats & Impact: About My Open Source Work#

๐Ÿ‘Œ I contributed to 45+ FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) repositories in these software and companies: Node.js Foundation, Community Committee a top-level committee, W3C CSS Working Group, Nodejs.dev, Gatsby.js (joined the org), Gutenberg (React.js based WP Editor), Zeit, Google, Azure, Microsoft, Azure Functions Node.js Worker, Microsoft Docs, VSCode, TwentyNineteen theme, Facebook, WordPress (4.9, 5.0) WP Metabox, WPTie, XWP, Formidable Labs, HumanMade, WP-CLI, Gambitph, Redux Framework, AesopInteractive, Sitepoint-wp-editors, Freemius, HighlightJS, TGMPA, Moxie-Lean, Timber, DevBridge, BrowserSync, EasyEngine, Automattic, Escalade Sports, MDX JS, webpack, Node gh, AMP Project, CalderaWP, Serverless Framework, ThePracticalDev, ShellJS, Styled Components, Nuxt, TheDevsNetwork, Laccadive-io, Exchange Rates API, and many more exciting projects. Felt every bit as awesome as it should.

โ€” Follow my open source work @AhmadAwais on GitHub

๐Ÿ˜‡ This year I hope to get more serious about contributing to the Node.js Foundation, CSS WG, Google Developers Group, and generally the Cloud Community. I have my eye set on a couple of great opportunities in the different open source technical committees. Wish me luck.

Further Reading#


Peace! โœŒ๏ธ

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Edutainer & teacher at VSCode.pro ๐ŸŽฉ Full-time #OpenSourcerer ๐ŸฆŠ Google Developers Expert for Web ๐Ÿฅ‘ OSS Developer Advocate ๐ŸŒณ Node.js Foundation Community Committee Member ๐Ÿ”ฅ Ridiculously hard-working Full Stack Web Developer ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hilarious comedian โ“ฆ Regular WordPress Core Developer ๐Ÿ“ฃ TEDx Speaker โœŒ๏ธ Spends 50-80% of his time building professional FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) used by over 1,399,687 Developers ๐Ÿ™Œ Cloud Community Evangelist ๐ŸŽฏ JavaScript & DevOps fanboy ๐Ÿ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) ๐Ÿ• Learn more about Ahmad โ†ฃ

Say ๐Ÿ‘‹ on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais | Subscribe to the Developer's Takeaway!


TheDevTakeaway: Developers' Newsletter!

Takeaway my professional opinion about Open Source, JavaScript/Cloud, Full Stack Development, building a business, growing a family, and everything in between! Delivered to your inbox once a month. ๐Ÿคฃ I'm even funny some times. ๐Ÿ‘ป I hate spam! Pinky Promise!

๐Ÿ”ฅ CHECK OUT โ†’