KarachiWalaDeveloper

KarachiWalaDeveloper

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.

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 book a session with me from here.

 

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Latest from my podcast

  • Should you join a startup today?

    With startups going bust left right and center, high inflation and a global recession - are startups still the right choice to be at? In this episode I talk about the difference between the companies treating engineering teams as a profit center vs a cost center, to show why startup engineering teams as usually a better choice even if there is a slightly higher risk being there.

  • How good is your company's Engineering Culture?

    In this episode I break down a good engineering culture using two different culture tests from the web. We take a deep dive into the technical side of the culture first, followed by the work and management culture. How does your company score - what is the one thing you would change in your company to make it a better experience?

  • Why Should Every Developer Learn Javascript?

    Javascript is one of my favourite languages out there. Im not sure if it just the familiarity with the language (have been using it since age 10) or the fast pace of change in the language space or the fact its being used on space craft - I think its a useful skill to have for anyone working in the software industry. Check out my rant on what makes JS so awesome according to me!

[listen to all the episodes here]

What am I thinking about...

[read all the posts here]

Most recent (featured) talks

[all the talks here]

Recently read / reviewed books

  • Surrounded by Idiots
    Surrounded by Idiots
    author: Thomas Erikson
    rating: 4
    review:
    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
    review:
    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
    review:

  • Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
    Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service
    author: The Disney Institute
    rating: 5
    review:

  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
    Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
    author: Jocko Willink
    rating: 4
    review:

[check out my book reviews]

Archived blog posts

[all the blog posts here]