|Education:||Bachelors of Computer Science with Honors|
|Time with Allshore:||1 Year|
A lover of software, and quite the reader, Waqar loves what he does as a developer. His client had wonderful things to say about their time with him. “Waqar has proven to be a valuable member of our team. In a short time, he has learned enough of our system to design and implement a number of enhancements. We look forward to working with him and the Allshore team and giving him more challenging tasks in the months ahead.”
Nasir T., Waqar’s Team Lead, told us: “I have worked with Waqar since he started. He really has the learning and adaptive spark that every great developer has. He is one of my great team members, and has always stepped up when he was needed by the company and never complains. Once he learns something, he really tries to get an in depth grip on it and give efficient and productive output. His attitude is great and he is a great team player. I am very proud of his hard work and dedication and wish him more success in the future.”
What got you started in the IT field?
I became interested in the IT field when I was in school. I start learning Computer Science and got a basic certificate that opened a new way into the world of computers. At that time, the world of computer science fascinated me greatly and I am still exploring this technology even now.
How long have you been in the IT field, and how long have you been with our company?
I have been in the IT field since 2003, but I started my professional career in 2010 with an internship in Islamabad. Overall, I have five years of experience in software development and have been with this company one year.
Where did you attend college and what degree(s) do you have?
I did all my education in my hometown. I attended Hazara University that is located in the beautiful valley of Mansehra. I earned my Bachelors of Computer Science with Honors from there and had a 3.6 CGPA.
Tell us about your experiences working with the company.
Regarding my experience, it has been awesome. Since I had never had a night job before, at the start I felt it was difficult for me to adjust, but now I think “Why didn’t I start my professional career here?” The company provides me a platform for exploring new technologies and also learning old technologies. I learn here, I’m always ready to face complex issues, and I am sure to fix those complex issues that will help me to stand at the top.
What is your favorite framework to work in and why?
My favorite framework is MVC Modal View Controller in ASP.net. This framework is very handy to learn and develops robust applications. Beside this, I like to work in SQL Server. I have used it for complex store procedures in ERP for a large-scale business in my previous company.
What are the most important skills and abilities in order to remain successful in this career?
Hard work and passion are the key elements to remain successful in any kind of business. We only see the success of the best entrepreneurs in different fields, but we don’t see the hardship that makes them the best.
What is your favorite part about your job?
Some days we have to fix problems and on other days we have to test what we’ve built, and so this is a versatile job. My favorite part about my job is developing new logic and new innovation in the system.
What is your favorite: game, movie, and color?
My favorite game is cricket, and most Pakistanis are die-hard fans of cricket. I am no exception. As far as my favorite movie is concerned, I very much like Die Hard, and my favorite color is white.
Tell us about your family and what you like to do together in your free time.
I have five sisters and one brother; my brother and I are the two youngest. My sisters are married and living happy lives at their homes. My hometown is Mansehra and is located in the northern area of Pakistan, which is the most beautiful place in the country. In my free time, I spend my time with my family and go to some beautiful places near my hometown.
Do you have any personal hobbies or interests?
Hobbies and interests change with the passage of time. When I was little, my hobbies were kite flying, catching fish in the river, playing marbles, carrom board, and small games on the computer. When I grew up, my hobbies became reading historical books and novels, watching movies, playing cricket and football, and playing chess. But now my interest is programing, and that is my profession and I love it.
Have you traveled to any interesting places? What is next on your list?
Since my family lives in the northern area of Pakistan, we often go hiking and have BBQs in the rich green hills and beautiful mountains. In the future, I plan to go Swat with my family to explore the natural beauty and visit historic sites.
What are three things you wish you could buy right now?
My three wishes would be to buy a Ferrari FF car, a house in London, and ticket for a world tour.
If you could have a superhero power, what would it be?
People with superhero powers are not possible in the world, but suppose if I had one I would like to remove corruption from the world. I would apply the rules of justice and equality through the whole world and give free education to all.
Waqar is of course a cricket fan, and also loves watching movies. His favorite movie is Die Hard, but he also loves James Bond. Waqar told us, “The last movie I watched was Skyfall and James Bond is my favorite character. This movie’s lesson to me was that you should never give up, even if the whole world is against you. Your struggle and hard work will do tremendous things, even if you can’t believe on yourself.” His belief in hard work shows in his dedication with Allshore, and we hope to have many more years with this great developer.