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This is an archived version of the ‘About‘ page from 2012.

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Well, hello there. Thanks for stopping by!

It looks like you’re interested in getting to know me better. Well, I’m happy to oblige. You see, for the last couple of years, I publish these detailed and extensive ‘Year-in-Review’ posts to keep track of my progress, changes, achievements, and more. Primarily to help fight that silly imposter syndrome โ€” but hey, it makes for a good read.

My Years in Review#

If you’d like to know who I am and what I stand for, then read the following:

Experience#

Jobs#

Last updated in 2013.

Education#

I am an entrepreneur who left an orthodox Electrical Engineering career โ€” after graduation โ€” to become a Full Stack Web developer & an accidental writer.

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Design Community Distinctions#

  1. SmashingMagazine: Nothingโ€™s Like A Mango In Summer (My wallpaper design) got published at SmashingMagazine.
  2. HongKiat: In 2012, one of my designs, i.e., Freakify.com/404 got featured in “The Basics Of Emotional Design.”
  3. The Chris Coyer hearted my pen and added it to his Terrific Tables collection.
  4. ParticlesJs based Hero Unit got published at several design blogs.
  5. Speckyboy Design Magazine: Got Front-end Login in WordPress featured in the Weekly News for designers N.267.
  6. InspiredMag: My article Front-end Login in WordPress got featured in This week in web design โ€“ UX design, user psychology, and much more.
  7. CodePen: Love CodePen.io, which is where I experiment with frontend stuff.
  8. WebDesignerNews: One of my articles, What Every Beginner Is Doing Wrong as a Web Developer, was featured at WebDesginerNews, which later went viral in the design community.

I love The WordPress Community#

    1. My Commitment to WordPress and Epic Moments of 2015
    2. 2016 Year in Review: WordPress, Business, & the Big NEWS!
    3. I told my story โ†’ This Part of My Life Is Called โ€ฆ WordPress
    4. WordPress Core Contributor: I am a regular WP core contributing dev for about the last ten major WordPress versions; you can read about my contributions in WordPress 4.4 Clifford, WordPress 4.5 Coleman, WordPress 4.6 Pepper, WordPress 4.7 โ€” The Spirit of Regular Core Contribution, WordPress 4.8, WordPress 4.9, etc.
    5. Contributions: I have also contributed to the Twenty Sixteen theme, WP REST API, Chasis, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and several other WP products.
    6. WPMetaList designed & developed WPMetaList read about it here.
    7. Core Author at Envato Tuts+ (since 2011). I have written more than 150 in-depth, both beginner-friendly and advanced WordPress tutorials at Tuts+.
    8. WordPress.org: My 7 plugins on WordPress.org have a total of 495,966 downloads.
    9. WPGulp: More than 1710 developers are using my advanced WordPress Gulp workflow.
    10. _child: built a lean and mean WordPress Child Theme Boilerplate.
    11. WordPress Customizer Package for Sublime Text: Built a Sublime Text snippets/completion package for WordPress Customizer. First of its kind. It was featured on the homepage of PackageControl as the 8th most trending package within the first three days of launch. Sarah featured the package at WPTavern: Ahmad Awais Releases WordPress Customizer Package for Sublime Text. Stats:
    12. ManageWP.com; Plugin of the Month: WPMashSocial got featured at #3 in Top 10 Plugins of the Month.
    13. Contributions at TorqueMage by WPEngine, WPLift (2 posts)| WPBeginner (1 post)| TemplateMonster (1 post).
    14. FinkTanks: I teach WordPress Beginners to Advance Course (500+ Students & 10+ Workshops).
    15. WP-Pakistan.com: Built WPยญPakistan non-profit community initiative. Five meetups, 50+ workshops, and a WordPress Week with 700+ participants. Conducted Global WordPress Translation and Contributors days.
    16. WordPress Week Lahore: Under the head of the WP-Pakistan initiative ran an entire week about WordPress in one of the known universities, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan, from April 28th, 2014 to May 3rd, 2014. Read about it here.
    17. WordPress Business Group Started a business-focused WordPress group at Facebook, and it got featured at WPTavern.
    18. Plugin CF7 Customizer to solve a problem and featured in some places like ProductHunt, TF Showcase, t3n, etc.
    19. Theme ProductPress an EDD WordPress Theme, which ranks in the top 10 eCommerce theme at CreativeMarket (Made it to #2 once).

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Helping businesses understand developers. Head of Developer Relations RapidAPI ๐Ÿ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation and VSCode.pro ๐ŸŽฉ Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate ๐ŸฆŠ Google Developers Expert Web DevRel ๐Ÿš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor ๐Ÿ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient ๐ŸŒณ Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI, DigitalOcean Navigator โœŒ๏ธ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide โ“ฆ WordPress Core Developer ๐Ÿ“ฃ TEDx Speaker with 100+ talks ๐Ÿ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade ๐Ÿ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) โฏ Learn more โ†’

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