Q: Please introduce yourself.
A: Hi, I am Muhammad Younas from village Azeem Abad Shakar, Charsadda. I have a BS degree in Computer Science from Bacha Khan University Charsadda. My favourite subjects during university were Programming, Compiler Construction, OS and Computer Networks. I have gained one year of work of experience as a Web Developer in RAR Multibiz Services.
Q: How has your education prepared you for your role as a KP Government Innovation Fellow?
A: I feel that I am well prepared for real-life situations and jobs. Difficult courses have taught me exceptional critical-thinking skills and that the answers will not always be easy. I have learned how to solve complex problems and high-quality results take hard work. My internships have also given me the opportunity to experience situations first hand and taught me how to come up with the best solutions.
Q: Why did you choose software engineering?
A: It was by chance. I wanted to apply for Physics but there was no Physics department at the time when I applied to my university so I opted for a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Q: Walk us through your resume.
Q: How do you think your previous managers/coworkers would describe working with you?
A: My coworkers would describe me as organized, and someone who works well under pressure. My colleagues have told me that they value my reliability, punctuality and analytical mindset. I always work to manage my time effectively.
Q: If Younas Khan had not been a web developer, what would he be doing right now?
A: I think I would be a school teacher.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge with web developing technology and how did you resolve it?
A: My biggest challenge as a web developer has always been learning new technologies. Now I’m learning Vue.js but I have a lot of work to do. I try to spend a few hours learning it on weekends.
Q: Were you keen to be selected in the KP Fellowship Program or did you just apply casually scrolling through the web?
A: The KP Government Innovation Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity. I had heard about it from one of my senior developers so applied for it. I am learning a lot of new skills and techniques. Also, I have joined the Fellowship Program to enhance my technical and communication skills. In the Fellowship Program, I have been assigned to work with the Private Schools Regulatory Authority (PSRA) and KP Traffic Police.