Interview with Naveed Abbas | Code for Pakistan

Interview with Naveed Abbas

Interview with Naveed Abbas

Q: Briefly introduce yourself. 

A: Hello, I am Naveed Abbas from Kohat. I am a software engineer and I graduated from City University of Science and Technology, Peshawar. At the university, I took a keen interest in Java programming. Subsequently, I carved my career and gained three years of work experience in Android Apps development and PHP. I have also worked as an intern at KPITB.


Q: Share with us your work experience.

I have more than three years of experience in Android app development.


Q: Which past job did you love the most and why?

A: My job at Kepler Soft Lahore was a great experience and I learned many new things there.


Q: If we were to poll everyone you’ve worked with, what percentage would not be a fan of yours?

A: I’d guess 30%.


Q: Tell me about your proudest professional achievement.

A: My recommendation in Signals Core, Pakistan Army.


Q: How did you come to know about the KP Government Innovation Fellowship Program?

A: Through KPITB.


Q: On what project are you working here? How is it helping you to build your capacity?

A: I am working as a member of the Fellowship Support team on supporting KP Traffic Police’s Raabta app. I have never worked with the government before so I am learning a lot as a Fellow.


Q: What are your thoughts about the emerging technology culture in KP?

A: I think technology culture is emerging very quickly in KP. After becoming part of the Fellowship, I came to know that the Fellowship Program is playing a significant role in digitisation in KP.


Q: How do you deal with different personalities in the fellowship team?

A: I deal with everyone politely and patiently.
Q: What are your pet peeves about your coworkers?

A: So far I haven’t faced any problems with them.
Q: What role do the Fellows/mentors play in shaping you?

A: We have learnt a lot from our mentors in the Fellowship Program, e.g. how to use Trello, GitHub, Google Sheets, Google Meet etc.


Q: What are the three technical skills or traits you wish you had?

A: Good communication skills and IOS development.


Q: Are you more of a leader or a follower?

A: I am more a follower.


Q: Do you have a personal mission statement?

A: I want to establish an international scale software house in Peshawar.


Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I mostly watch Islamic movies in my spare time.


Q: If Naveed Abbas had not been an Android app developer, what would he be doing right now?

A: I would have definitely been a soldier.


Q: Would you like to say something to our readers?

A: As a member of Code for Pakistan, I would suggest everyone who is serious in pursuing a stable career to join this team. There are lots of learning opportunities.



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