Ahmad Awais

NAVIGATE


SHARE


[PODCAST INTERVIEW] Ahmad Awais β€” Open Source as a Lifestyle

Ahmad AwaisAhmad Awais

A couple of weeks ago, I got interviewed by the WordPress PressThis Podcast about my favorite topic, i.e. Web & Open Source.

I enjoyed talking about how I got into open source, grew a huge network of followers especially over 10,000 developers who use my open source code, got half a million open source software downloads, and how it has actually become more than just software to me, and that it’s practically a lifestyle choice now.

πŸš€Β If you’d like to know more about me and how I have adoptedΒ Open Source as a Lifestyle β€”Β  take this podcast for a listen or listen it via the SoundCloud widget below.

Open Source as a Lifestyle#

We all have busy lives and too much to do, but thousands of people all around the world donate their time to open source projects like WordPress. Why? Listen to this episode of Press This where we interview WP #core contributor Ahmad Awais. Ahmad and his wife dedicate 30% of their time to contributing to open source projects. We’ll explore what rewards Ahmad gets from volunteering his time and how it has impacted his business. If you’ve been considering contributing to open source, don’t miss this podcast!

Peace! ✌️

Helping businesses understand developers. Head of Developer Relations RapidAPI.

πŸ“Ÿ Edutainer at Node.js CLI Automation course (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course (over 20K devs). 🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ Mars Ingenuity Helicopter code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator.

✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer πŸ“£ TEDx Speaker with 100+ international talks.

πŸ”₯ Satya Nadella Β· CEO of Microsoft, said β€” Awais is an awesome example for developers.
πŸ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade πŸ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Read more about Ahmad Awais.

πŸ‘‹β€¦ Awais is mostly active on Twitter @MrAhmadAwais

πŸ“¨

Developers Takeaway

Takeaway my professional opinion on open-source, developer relations, growing your business with family, and everything in between! Delivered to your inbox a couple of times every year. I'm even funny at times. I hate spam β€” pinky-promise!

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» 118,947 Developers Already Subscribed
Comments 2
  • Hassan
    Posted on

    Hassan Hassan

    Reply Author

    It was a good talk :).


    • Ahmad Awais
      Posted on

      Ahmad Awais Ahmad Awais

      Reply Author

      Hey, Hassan!

      Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ’―