Today's interview is with…
Umer is a Microsoft intern in in Lahore, Pakistan. He has written 9 articles.
- Visual Studio 2015: Installing SDK for Windows Universal App Development
- UWP: Simple Data Binding (notice the use of GIFs)
- UWP: How to Navigate among pages
- UWP: How to create and use custom control
1. Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?
I am Umer Qureshi living in Lahore, Pakistan. I am 22 years old and in my last year of bachelors degree. As I am a student so I am not working in any IT Company yet but I teach computers to O-Level (Cambridge) students. I am a .Net Developer and have some knowledge about MVC, entity framework, ADO.Net, web scraping, azure etc. I am new to blogging so that’s why I do not have a huge list of blogs. Recently I did a 6-month internship in Microsoft Innovation Centre Lahore, where I got motivated to write articles and blogs.
Photo 1. Visit to Intel Office (March'15) – CA, USA
2. What are your big projects right now?
I have a couple of big projects which I am trying to complete in parallel, first of all I want to complete my degree this spring and to secure a good Job so I am getting myself prepared for the interviews and polishing my skills, secondly I want to be a MCSD (Web Applications) so preparing for that too and the third one in the list is to do my master’s degree from abroad so I can get a different exposure and learn new things.
3. What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?
TechNet wiki is a guide to IT people from where they can seek help, and can help others. It’s a kind of digital library giving you all the things you need. I think TechNet wiki is for everyone not specifically for IT people or people working only on Microsoft technologies. TechNet wiki is so vast that everyone can be benefited somehow.
Photo 2. Visit to Stanford University (March'15) – USA
4. What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?
TechNet wiki is like a technical encyclopedia for me, whenever I need help while doing my projects or I am stuck somewhere in coding, TechNet Wiki is the first resource I seek Help from. It has helped me in doing many of my university projects, so I am very thankful to TechNet wiki and its authors. Now as I have gained at least enough knowledge to guide someone so instead of always getting help I decided to provide help by sharing my knowledge with others.
5. What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?
TechNet Wiki has a collection of great articles and authors which interests me. As I am a Microsoft lover and work on their technologies so TechNet Wiki is the most reliable source from where I like to seek help. TechNet wiki has provided a great platform to experts so they can help newbies like me. Everyone is learning by exchanging their knowledge with others.
Photo 3. Teaching students how to code, as a volunteer in Hour Of Code (H.O.C. Dec'15) – Lahore, Pakistan.
6. In what other sites and communities do you contribute your technical knowledge?
I have my personal blog where I share my knowledge and also on few other platforms like code-project, c#corner and code.msdn. I share my source code on GitHub so I can provide maximum guidance to my readers with helping code for a jumpstart.
7 .Do you have any tips for new Wiki authors?
I am a new wiki author but as far as I have learnt is that one should try to write in a descriptive and easy way so people from different regions, speaking different languages and having little knowledge may also be able to understand what you are trying to explain. Before publishing anything perform it by yourself thinking like you are yourself a newbie and try to explain all the hurdles one can face, secondly do proof read it.
Thank you, Umer for all your contributions!
Everyone, please join me in thanking Umer for his articles!
– Ninja Ed