My parents call me self-assertive, my friends call me outspoken. My super power is the ability to teach and explain things simply, hence I apply my super-powers at iLoveCoding.org
What drives me?
What do we humans want? We just want to matter.
Thats what I want too. I want to spend my life such that I leave this place better than I found it. I am a very blessed individual. I was born in a educated family, to level headed parents in a beautiful country. None of which is my accomplishment.
As they say, “90% of all your battles are won before you are born”.
I got lucky and married the right girl, and am blessed with a beautiful daughter.
I am so blessed that I feel obligated to contribute my fair share to society.
- 1988: Born on Sept 17th, 1988 / 6 Safar 1409 in Karachi, Pakistan
- Appeared on ARY TV (Pakistan) in a game show program
- Launched my first website at age 16, adiz.net, built with Adobe Flash
- Had my first website consulting client, Pantaloons, at age 16
- Business #1 - Started Web design consulting company named Adiz
- Had my first job as a Print Designer and was fired in 3 days (I didn’t perform well)
- Had my second job as a Web Designer and shined there
- 2006: Came to Chicago, USA
Career: Pursuit of becoming rich and famous
2007-2008: Held upto 3 odd jobs simultaneously while enrolled in college full-time
2008: Business #2 - Affiliate Marketing
- Quit all my jobs to pursue business full time; Attempt #1
- Business #3 - Days to Domination: Marketing Training Program
- Business #4 - Career Incharge: Career and Employment Training Program
- Business That didnt launch - Information product business in Health & Fitness category
- Earned Bachelors in Business Information Systems from University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC)
- Worked as a Project and Marketing Manager for a media company
2012: Business #5 - Qitch.com: Startup to find softwares that others use
- Worked as a Project Manager for a public manufacturing company
- Worked as a Senior Software Engineer at a public airlines company
- Made my first open source contribution wp-welcome-gate
- Quit my job to pursue business full time; Attempt #2
- Business #6 - iLoveCoding.org
- Published my first open source library React Super Treeview
- Quit my job to pursue business full time; Attempt #3
Philosophies I live by
If you say you can or if you say you can’t either way you are right.
- If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it yourself.
- Albert Einstein
Outcomes are not in your control, you only control the input.
Knowledge without action is madness, and action without knowledge is void.
Focus on only one thing.
Give people the benefit of the doubt.
- Own less, Own like a traveler, since we are here just as travelers in this world.
- Prophet Mohammad PBUH
- You will not achieve success unless you find patience with the thing you dislike the most.
- Imam Ali Ibne Abi Talib
- Do not advice on something you yourself do not do.
- Inspired by a story of Prophet Mohammad PBUH
- Speak from your own experience only. Do not give advice or opinion that you have heard from others and not validated yourself.