Ahmad Awais

Senior Full Stack WordPress developer — WP Core Contributor — Front-end Fanatic — Accidental Writer.I love to write, talk, build, and share everything about WordPress. You can find me making small automation scripts for DevOps stuff or toying around with WP Business ideas. Let's catch up at Twitter @MrAhmadAwais.

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Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

Web and Business Development Strategist with substantial industrial experience training, researching, developing and deploying a broad range of cloud API based architectural design patterns at enterprise scale.

I am a Full Stack WordPress Developer, WP Core Contributor, Front-end Fanatic and a Designer by night. I love to create optimized but advanced workflows to produce crisp pieces of Open Source software.

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I like computers, problems and using the former to solve the latter. I believe in elegance over adequacy, thoughtfulness over impulse, and in the wonder of the world as we can see it. I have had been designing web pages since the early days of tables & spacers. And No – I’ve never used the scrolling marquee with Comic Sans fonts :P.

Experience

Jobs

Education

Well, I am an entrepreneur who left an orthodox Electrical Engineering career — after graduation — to become a Full Stack WordPress developer cum designer and an accidental writer.

Design Community Distinctions

  1. SmashingMagazine: Nothing’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 Weekly news for designers N.267.
  6. InspiredMag: My article Front-end Login in WordPress got featured in This week in web design – 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 article 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. I told my story → This Part of My Life Is Called … WordPress
    3. WordPress Core Contributor: I am a WP core contributor since WP4.2 PowellWordPress 4.4 Clifford I got six props, in 4.5 Coleman I got two and now in 4.6.
    4. Contributions: I have also contributed to Twenty Sixteen theme, WP REST API, Chasis, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, and several other WP products.
    5. WPMetaList designed & developed WPMetaList read about it here.
    6. Core Author at Envato Tuts+ (since 2011). I have written more than 150 in-depth both beginner friendly and advanced WordPress tutorials at Tuts+.
    7. WordPress.org:  My 11 plugins on WordPress.org have a total of 73,614 downloads.
    8. WPGulp: More than 196 developers are using my advanced WordPress Gulp workflow.
    9. _child: built a lean and mean WordPress Child Theme Boilerplate.
    10. WordPress Customizer Package for Sublime Text: Built a Sublime Text snippets/completion package for WordPress Customizer. First of its kind. Featured at the homepage of PackageControl as the 8th most trending package within first three days of launch. Sarah featured the package at WPTavern: Ahmad Awais Releases WordPress Customizer Package for Sublime Text. Stats: Package Control.
    11. ManageWP.com; Plugin of the Month: WPMashSocial got featured at #3 in Top 10 Plugins of the Month.
    12. Contributions at TorqueMage by WPEngine, WPLift (2 posts)| WPBeginner (1 post)| TemplateMonster (1 post).
    13. FinkTanks: I teach WordPress Beginners to Advance Course  (500+ Students & 10+ Workshops).
    14. WP-Pakistan.com: A WordPress initiative for WordPress enthusiasts in Pakistan to help get them started with WordPress. Successfully executed WordPress Week Lahore, several other workshops, and a few small meetups.
    15. WordPress Week Lahore: Under the head of 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.
    16. WordPress Business Group Started a business focused WordPress group at Facebook, and it got featured at WPTavern.
    17. Plugin CF7 Customizer to solve a problem and got featured in some places like ProductHunt, TF Showcase, t3n, etc.
    18. Theme ProductPress an EDD WordPress Theme, which ranks in top 10 eCommerce theme at CreativeMarket (Made it to #2 once).

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Senior Full Stack WordPress developer — WP Core Contributor — Front-end Fanatic — Accidental Writer.I love to write, talk, build, and share everything about WordPress. You can find me making small automation scripts for DevOps stuff or toying around with WP Business ideas. Let's catch up at Twitter @MrAhmadAwais.