Interview with Asad Rauf | Code for Pakistan

Interview with Asad Rauf

Interview with Asad Rauf

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

A:  Hi, I am Asad Rauf and I am a Web Programming expert from Lakki Marwat. I took an interest in computer studies from my early years of school education and ended up doing a BS degree in Software Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Bannu. At the university, I was enthusiastic about web programming and object-oriented programming.


Q: How has your education prepared you for this job?

A: I graduated from UST Bannu in BS Software Engineering. I did my internship at Precise Technology. After that, I gained a year of experience at Centaurus Software House as a web developer and two years at Ezeesol Technology Rawalpindi. This journey prepared me for the Fellowship. 


Q: If not software engineering, what other courses would you have opted for?

A: I’d have opted for either Information Technology or Telecommunication.


Q:  What is your biggest achievement in your professional career?

A: When I was offered a job at Centaurus Software House where more than 50 people were employed.


Q: Describe your top three technical skills?

A: I work in Microsoft .NET technology, front-end, and databases.


Q: Were you keen to be selected in the KP Fellowship Program or did you just apply casually?

A: A friend of mine told me about the Fellowship and is also a part of the program.  And now that I am a Fellow, I am very happy to be here. 


Q: What do colleagues say is your best quality?

A: No compromise on time and work quality.


Q: How do you define success and how do you measure up to your own definition?

A: When you love your work and you are satisfied with your work, it’s a success.


Q: What is your greatest fear?

A: My greatest fear is that someone asks me a very simple question in my field and if I don’t know the answer, what would they think of me?


Q: How do you spend your free time?

A: Searching different things on Google like the best android application, best software for PC or laptop, top YouTubers, how people built up in their lives, etc.


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

It’s a good practice to talk freely with your fellow colleagues as it helps everyone gain confidence.

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