Interview with Muhammad Salman

Interview with Muhammad Salman

Salman

Q: Is there something your town/city is famous for, or something interesting or unique about it?

A: I belong to Hangoo and it is known for its guavas.

 

Q: Favourite subject in school? Favorite course at university?

A: I have trained in Software Engineering from Foundation University Islamabad. My favorite subjects were coding and programming because I find both very interesting.

 

Q: Work experience?

A: I worked as a web developer at Tech Track and gained an amazing experience.

 

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I love taking online projects and working on them in my free time to build my capacity. I also like driving around on my bike.

 

Q: Why did you apply to the KP Government Innovation Fellowship?

A: I wanted to polish my skills in an organization where professionals come and set an amazing set of rules to nurture the lives of techies.

 

Q: Which government department were you assigned to work with? What solution did you work on?

A: I was assigned to work with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Assembly. Where we developed a system to provide online streaming of assembly sessions without using YouTube and Facebook live streaming services.

 

Q: Any other achievements you want to share?

A: I have achieved many goals in my life but the most prominent one is the completion and deployment of an international brand website “yummyfingers.co.uk”.

 

Q: How has your experience of the Fellowship program and working with the government been like? What were the challenges? What were the positive aspects?

A: I have learned how to be more professional and have also learned the techniques of achieving my goals in a limited amount of time. I have also learned about live streaming embedding and creating a server.

 

Q: What was your favorite part of being a Fellow?

A: Getting to work with a very cooperative, facilitating and motivating team.

 

Q: What is a unique quality you bring to the Fellowship that nobody else has?

A: Dedication.

 

Q: What do you hope will be the impact of the work that you did? What do you hope this will achieve?

A: Making people more aware of what is happening in the assembly and what decisions are being taken by the government as well as creating more connectivity between the government and citizens.

 

Q: What is one civic/social problem in your community/hometown that you think needs to be solved urgently?

A: Lack of basic education and human rights.

 

Q: What is your favorite book/movie/tv show and why?

A: I like the Walking Dead because it’s fiction and based on fantasy.

 

Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: That I help my mom with the household chores.

 

Q: How would other people (friends, colleagues) describe you?

A: As somebody who’s funny.

 

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would you choose and why?

A: To be able to be invisible.

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