Ahmad Awais



Eloquent Speaker

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πŸ‘‹ Hi, I am Ahmad Awais!

I love public speaking – so much so that I’ve spent most of the last five years on the road (with an average of 33 conferences/meetups/seminars a year). I am able to talk for hours and hours. I once gave a talk and conducted a workshop for six straight hours. No chairs were thrown. ;)

This page lists a non-exhaustive list of my talks and all other speaking engagements. For organizers, I also maintain a speaker-bio and speaker-terms page. Check it out or feel free to get in touch.

⚠️ Work in progress. I’m publishing it to “Write in Public” i.e. publish before you edit. This helps me fight imposter syndrome. It’s my personal site after all.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ CSR, SSR, SSG, ISG, & WTFOMGBBQ with Next.js
SF Β· Next.js CONF 2020 Β· October 27, 2020

πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ Next.js: Build Production React Apps
Doha Β· Google DevFest Β· October 18, 2020

πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ How I Saved $200K+ with Jamstack & Beyond
Doha Β· Google DevFest Β· October 17, 2020

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Building Node.js CLI Automation DevTools
LHR Β· DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest Meetup Β· October 8, 2020

πŸ‡³πŸ‡± What the heck is CSR, SSR, & SSG with Next.js
NL Β· React Live 2020 Β· Sep 11, 2020

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Enabling AMP with Next.js
SF Β· PerfNow Β· August 25, 2020

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Building Automation CLI Apps for COVID
T.O. Β· WGA Group Training Β· July 27, 2020

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Indie Product Business & COVID19
T.O. Β· IndieProCon 20 Β· June 14, 2020

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Performant by Default, React Web Apps in 2020
NYC Β· #Byteconf React 2020 Β· May 1, 2020

πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Next.js is Awesome & Performant
NL Β· Frontend Love React.js Live Conf Meet Β· April 23, 2020

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Performant JAMstack for Everyone
Grandville, MI Β· WordSesh APAC Β· March 24, 2020

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Building a continuous deployment CLI with Node.js
NYC Β· Group Node Training Β· February 7, 2020

πŸ“’ The elegance of Markdown, education, and simplification
That’s my JAMstack Podcast Β· January 14, 2020

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» JAMstack Lied; Static Is In fact Dynamic
Remote JAMstack Meetup Β· January 10, 2020


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ How I Used React, Vue, & Node to Build a Single JAMstack App
BackendlessConf_ Β· Slides Β· December 14, 2019

πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ Building Full-stack Serverless Apps with Amplify
Enterprise Workshop Β· December 8, 2019

πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ Web Bundles for Progressive Web Apps
Qatar IT Conference Β· November 23, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Fullstack Serverless apps with AWS Amplify
Doha Workshop Β· November 22, 2019

πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ Game Development Strategies with Progressive Web Apps in Next.js
Qatar IT Conference Β· November 20, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Progressive Web Apps for Beginners
Boston JS Β· October 29, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Master VSCode File Handling
DevTakeaway Β· October 28, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Getting Started with Cloud Firestore on Firebase
San Francisco JS Meetup Β· October 28, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Offline Sync with Cloud Firestore
NYC CSS Group Workshop Β· October 26, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» #Hacktoberfest 2019 Open Source (focus: GraphQL & JAMstack)!
DigitalOcean Meetup LHR Β· October 5, 2019

πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬ VSCode Power User Workflows
Concatenate Conference Β· October 11, 2019

πŸ“’ Debug the bug with VSCode
TDC Podcast Β· October 1, 2019

πŸ‡΅πŸ‡° Using JAMstack to Build Self-Branding Without Any Cost
The Open Developer Conference Β· August 9, 2019

πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ PWA Automation with Workbox
PWA Workshop Β· July 3, 2019

πŸ‡ΆπŸ‡¦ Custom MongoDB Atlas Serverless Dashboard
Doha IT Conf Β· June 28, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Practical Serverless with Microsoft Azure
Channel9 Β· Azure Functions Live Β· June 14, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Building WordPress Artificially Intelligent Image Caption
WordPress Workshop Lahore Β· June 6, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Developer Experience & Developer Tooling
WordSesh Β· June 2, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» What Is Progressive Web and Why Should You Care?
Google Developers Group Β· May 29, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Building a Power User Workflow with VSCode
WordSesh Β· May 23, 2019

πŸ“’ Developing with VSCode
The Web Platform Podcast Β· May 1, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Translating WordPress in Your Language
Global WordPress Translation Day Β· May 11, 2019

πŸ“’ Multi Cursor Workflows with VSCode
TDC Podcast Β· April 16, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Is One Click Cloud Deployment of WordPress Worth it?
WordPress Meetup LHR Β· March 24, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» DigitalOcean Marketplace Overview & Networking
DigitalOcean Meetup LHR Β· March 24, 2019

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Your First Managed GraphQL API with AWS AppSync
Cloud Makers Meetup Β· March 13, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Let’s JAMstack Coz Why Not?!
DigitalOcean Meetup LHR Β· March 1, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» VSCode Power User Workflows
JSWorld Workshop Β· February 22, 2019

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Automation with Open Source Software that’s free
WordPress Meetup LHR Β· January 10, 2019


🚧 TODO: Compile the list of talks from 2009…2018 from the old site.

⚠️ Work in progress. I’m publishing this page to “Write in Public” i.e. publish before you edit. Hence talks before 2018 are yet to be listed here.


TEDx How to make the hard choice of changing your career
TEDx Talk Β· UET LHR Β· October 3, 2013



I help businesses understand developers πŸ“Ÿ Just launched Node.js CLI Automation Course πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Edutainer at VSCode.pro 🎩 An award-winning GitHub Star open-source engineer & advocate 🦊 Google Developers Expert Web DevRel 🌳 Node.js foundation Community Committee Outreach Lead ✌️ Author of various open-source dev-tools and software libraries used by millions of developers worldwide ⓦ WordPress Core Developer πŸ“£ TEDx Speaker πŸ™Œ Leading developers and publishing technical content for over a decade πŸ’œ Loves his wife (Maedah) ❯ Learn more β†’

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