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Mentors & Facilitators

 

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 Muhammad Shabbir - Researcher

Expertise: Mobile Apps, Internet Governance, Disability Studies and Policy

Bio: Mr. Muhammad Shabbir is a researcher, pursuing his PhD in International Relations from Faculty of Contemporary Studies at National Defence University Islamabad. He has presented his research at national and international forums, published his work in HEC recognized journals and was awarded the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Fellowship. He has also been working for the organizations of persons with disabilities since 1997 as volunteer and has held different offices and performed other related tasks. Recently, Mr. Shabbir was involved in the policy formulation process with State Bank of Pakistan that related to: “Guidelines for Banking Services to Visually Impaired/Blind Persons” in Pakistan. His areas of interest include: internet governance, disability studies and policy, great power politics, South Asian security, Middle Eastern Affairs and Pakistan’s foreign policy.

 

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 Muhammad Furqan - Software Developer (PTV)

Expertise: Mobile Apps, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Bio: Muhammad Furqan works as a junior assistant, computer applications department at Pakistan Television (PTV) since 2010. He has also been working as a visiting lecturer for computer, web development and Search engine optimization (SEO) in different government and private institutes since 2009. He regularly conducts accessibility audits for websites for different organizations. His interests include exploring and learning about new technologies related to smart phones and ICT.

 

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Imran Tanweer - Android Developer (NUST)
Expertise: Mobile Apps Development & Training

Bio: An Android geek, gifted teacher, passionate developer and trainer coming from National University of Science and technology (Nust). Ever since leaving the university, I have clocked countless training hours with universities, corporates and telcos both locally and internationally. Ercisson-PTA Mobile Awards 2010, mBillionth South Asia Awards are a few of the recognitions I have received for my work in the field of Android development. I also have an Amazon book (Learning Android Intents) to my name as reviewer.

 

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Muhammad Usman - Mobile Application Development Manager and Profesional Trainer
Expertise: Mobile App Development, Augmented Reality, Trainings

Bio: Muhammad Usman is a young and energetic professional with vast experience in mobile application development. His core expertise lay in Android, IOS, BlackBerry, J2ME, BREW (Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless), Vuforia SDK (Augmented Reality), Alljoyn SDK, Gimbal, Unity3D and Client side development. Usman has a very prominent name in mobile application development. He played an important role in setting up incubation centers in Abasyn University Islamabad, University Of Gujarat and IM Sciences Peshawar. He has also participated in many national and intentional training for Google, Qualcomm, Vodacom, Mobiliy and Emirates Airline as an instructor and mentor . There are many achievements on Usman’s credit like My TV Mobile application, IMIE scanning system for Qualcomm, Smart Pakistan (Mobile & web Portal) for PTA, Mobile Application for Smart Forum for Qualcomm, Virtual University Mobile Application, Bus Entertainment System for Bilal Travels and Speed Test for PTA and Android Application for Pakistan Girl Guides Association. Beside that he is serving different universities of Islamabad as visiting faculty.

 

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Furqan Basher - Exams Operations Officer & Diversity Lead (British Council Pakistan)
Expertise: Web Development , Accessbility Trainer

Bio: Mr. Furqan Basher has recently completed his master of project management from SZABIST one of the renowned institution in business and management field. Currently, Furqan Bashir is serving British Council Pakistan in the capacity of exams operations officer and diversity lead north region. He is working within social sector from last seven years and has vast experience on disability and accessibility related projects. He is also working in web development field since 2010 and has audited different websites with regard to their accessibility and usability. Mr. Furqan has also interest in cosmetic formulation and he has been training people with disability this skill so they can earn their livelihoods and can play an active role in the society. The key areas in disability field on which he has worked are electoral reforms for people with disability, rehabilitation, inclusive education, self-employment, web accessibility, information technology and sports and games for cross disabilities.

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  •  Winner
    Rs 300,000 in cash. Winning team who would like to turn their solution into a functioning startup will also be offered acceleration through formal incubation into the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority’s M-Lab, depending on interest and fit.
  •  1st Runner
    Rs 200,000 in cash.
  •  2nd Runner
    Rs 100,000 in cash
  •  Two Consolation Prizes
    Rs 50,000 in cash (each)