Interview with Muhammad Salman | Code for Pakistan

Interview with Muhammad Salman

Interview with Muhammad 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? A 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 a fantastic 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 a fantastic 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, “”


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 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 was the unique quality you brought to the Fellowship?

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’s happening in the assembly like decisions being taken by the government, also 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 primary 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: Having the ability to be invisible.


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