Hello, I’m Mashhood. I’m a software engineer and a community leader.

Currently, I am leading the engineering team at Sastaticket.pk, the largest travel platform in Pakistan.

I am also helping Taleemabad, the largest edu-tech in Pakistan, scale their products to thouands of schools and millions of children.

Taleemabad is on a mission to bring quality education to public schools and low free private schools - where most of Pakistani students are studying. You can learn more about their story here.

Previously I was the founder and technical lead at Recurship, a boutique development studio for startups.

I am also a Google Developer Expert for Web and Angular.

I enjoy reading books and educating my local community using blog posts, my podcast and talks at community events.

When Im not working, you will find me working on my fitness - currently cycling, running and swimming as time permits. Hoping to become a tri-athelete in the coming years.

I have recently joined ADPList as a mentor. You may request a session with me from here.


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Latest from my podcast

  • EngineeringLeadershipPakistan - Lamak Qaizar @ Bazaar Tech

    I had a great chat with Lamak, who works at one of the startups in Karachi called Bazaar Tech. We discussed several interesting topics including team structures, full stack development, performance reviews and more! Thanks Lamak for taking time out for this episode of EngineeringLeadershipPakistan.

  • EngineeringLeadershipPakistan - Asadullah Bin Yousuf @ Airlift

    I had a great chat with Asadullah about his time in Airlift where he was an engineering manager leading a specific team. We talked about several management related topics, from the values at Airlift, life there as an engineering leader,  performance management, hiring, engineering productivity and more! 

    You can also watch this on the KarachiWalaDeveloper Youtube channel.

  • EngineeringLeadershipPakistan - Hunain Kapadia @ SmartBenefits

    This is the first episode of the all new series where I will be interviewing Engineering Leaders in Pakistan. We will be talking about leadership topics like CTO roles, hiring, performance reviews, feedback and more. In this episode we have Hunain Kapadia from Smart Benefits sharing about this experience building the some awesome tools in the insurance space.

[listen to all the episodes here]

What am I thinking about...

  • Why Consultancies Lack Ownership
    Working with a consultancy will get you access to talent and experience - but how you use it really depends on the quality of output you get.
  • On Management.
    Most people think management is about "getting work done" - however for good managers that is never the focus, that is the result of good management.
  • Adobe has agreed to acquire Figma.
    Probably one of the bigger acquisitions for this decade, and an interesting one since Figma had been a direct competitor to Adobes tools.
[read all the posts here]

Most recent (featured) talks

[all the talks here]

Recently read / reviewed books

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
    author: Patrick Lencioni
    rating: 4
    An excellent story outlining how to identify a broken team, and work with them to bring it back together. Excellent actionable points, helped me better understand my team as well.
  • The Unicorn Project
    The Unicorn Project
    author: Gene Kim
    rating: 4
    Really enjoyed this story of building leadership, and getting things done when everything around you just isnt working out.
  • Surrounded by Idiots
    Surrounded by Idiots
    author: Thomas Erikson
    rating: 4
    Awesome perspective on how different people think / act different. Helped me understand why I struggled to work with some people and was completely in sync with others.
  • An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management
    An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management
    author: Will Larson
    rating: 4
    Really enjoyed the perspectives shared in this book - not only does it allow you to better understand how different teams are coming together and working, but also works as a reference book when you are running into specific challenges!
  • Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
    Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
    author: Patty McCord
    rating: 5

[check out my book reviews]

Archived blog posts

[all the blog posts here]