Ahmad Awais



Smashing Magazine:
Person of the Week

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I started reading and getting inspired by the excellent content of Smashing Magazine over 12 years ago, even before I started college. It was a dream to get published and featured at this site as a teenager.

πŸŽ–οΈ Today, I woke up to a tweet by SmashingMagazine and learned that I am featured on the homepage as a “Person of the Week“. I’m humbled beyond expression. Perfect start of the year.

Ahmad Awais 2020-01-07 Smashing Magazine Person of the Week

It’s an absolute honor to be considered and featured on Smashing Magazine. Earlier my work has been featured in different forms like the wallpaper I designed and my open-source software libraries that were written about. I am also a small part of Smashing Magazine’s Experts Panel, where I help review content. But today’s feature is special for me.

I also love the fact that they chose to specify my open source work instead of everything else I do. Open source is a cause super close to my heart. I am a huge advocate of learning by open-sourcing code. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has helped me be what I am today.

A significant amount of software released today relies on different open-source software. If you’re a young aspiring software engineer, my advice to you is to invest some time in helping out the open-source community.

Well, that’s about it. I want to thank everyone at Smashing Magazine for making my week (may as well be the year). Keep smashing!

Peace! ✌️

Founder & CEO at Langbase.com Β· Ex VP DevRel Rapid Β· Google Developers Advisory Board (gDAB) founding member. πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» AI/ML/DevTools Angel Investor ❯ AI/ML Advisory Board member San Francisco, DevNetwork

🎩 Award-winning Open Source Engineer & Dev Advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel πŸš€ NASA Mars Ingenuity Helicopter mission code contributor πŸ† 8th GitHub Stars Award recipient with 3x GitHub Stars Award (Listed as GitHub's #1 JavaScript trending developer).

🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead, Member Linux Foundation, OpenAPI Business Governing Board, and DigitalOcean Navigator. πŸ“Ÿ Teaching thousands of developers Node.js CLI Automation (100 videos Β· 22 Projects) & VSCode.pro course. Over 142 Million views, 22 yrs Blogging, 56K developers learning, 200+ FOSS.

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

✨ As quoted by: Satya Nadella Β· CEO of Microsoft 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


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