Interview with a Wiki Ninja & Azure Developer – Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja

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Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja

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Hussain is from the Microsoft Innovation Center in Lahore and has completed 10 articles!

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Wiki stats:

  • 10 Wiki articles
  • 38 Wiki edits

It's great to learn more about Hussain, so let's get started!


Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

I'm Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja from Pakistan. Graduated from International Islamic University, Islamabad a few months back.

I started my journey with Microsoft in 2014 when I was selected as an MSP. I've also been a part of Internship Batch in Microsoft Innovation Center. Their strong eco-system and developer network tailored me to achieve more.

Currently, I'm self-employed. Working on indie games & apps for UWP.

Besides UWP, I've a keen interest in Azure. I'm also preparing for its certification.

I love to help the community, it seems a very healthy activity to me. I've given session on game development, in Microsoft Innovation Center and in many other universities, in past. Also planning to launch an online training series soon.


Hussain at the Cloud Dev Camp in Lahore.


Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

Many. There are a lot of active contributors who are helping community. But I'd like to mention one name, Saad Mehmood. He is an MVP from Pakistan. I like how he goes out of the way to help others. In fact, he was the one who encouraged me to contribute to TechNet Wiki in first place. He have won 6 guru awards so far (I guess) and now I'm aiming to break his record 🙂


I love to explore nature. Here I'm at Sajikot in the middle of the mountains.


What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed?

The following two are the ones which I like most:


What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

One of the amazing things about TechNet Wiki, which I like most, is mutual contribution. Everyone can edit anyone's article. In this way, everyone learns alot and their knowledge remains up-to-date. Also, contributions have increase so much that you can find almost any solution here that revolves around Microsoft technologies.


Here I'm delivering a session on game development.


Do you have any tips for new Wiki authors?

Although I consider myself a beginner but would like to mention just two things. One, keep writing. Share with the community whatever you learn. Secondly, keep an eye on monthly guru award. Yes, anyone can get that only if you are focused and consistent.


Teaching students at Hour of Code in 2015.


In what other sites and communities do you contribute your technical knowledge?

I also contribute regularly on C# Corner. Have also been awarded by WINNER OF THE MONTH title in November 2015.

Besides that, I help people in my local community. I love to extend my help towards nyone who requires guidance around UWP, Unity3D or ASO.




Special thanks to Hussain for a great interview and for great contributions! We're sure you'll win those Guru medals soon!

Please join me in thanking Hussain for his contributions! And...


Join the world! Join TechNet Wiki.

   - Ninja Ed


Comments (11)

  1. Chervine says:

    Good to know you Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja

  2. Wow! Good Interview Ed. Congratulations Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja. I liked and love the pictures.

  3. Thanks, Hezequias! I think the Hour of Code photo is perfect!

  4. Nice Interview Hussain Shahbaz Khawaja.I like two points in this Interview
    1) keep writing
    2) keep an eye on monthly guru award 🙂 .Yes its important which boost us to write quality of article.

  5. I’m truly humbled by receiving such appreciation. Thank you everyone.

    Always consider myself a student. Hope to learn more from you guys.

  6. Nice interview. Keep up the excellent community contributions Hussain!

  7. pituach says:

    Great to meet you Hussain 🙂
    Great Interview!

    >> "it seems a very healthy activity to me"
    Yep, nothing gives a better feeling than helping others 🙂
    * This actually raises a funny philosophical question, which I have seen somewhere… If we contribute and we help others and we get to feel good… is this mean that we did not contribute but did it for our sake 🙂

  8. Haha. Thank you Pituach.
    Well, this is one tricky question. But is it bad to even feel good about your contribution? 🙂

  9. Pituach, ha! I think that question could extend to everything, friendships, family, work… everything. There’s a little bit of selfishness in our nature. And I think that’s okay. Because there’s a lot of room to love. It’s fair to get some love and get
    some feelings of accomplishment along with all the giving we do! =^)

  10. Hussain, it’s great to think of yourself as a student! Always keep learning and growing! A great example is Horizon Net! He kept learning and growing, as a Student Partner, helping people learn about the exams, etc. After a few years, he became one of
    the leaders and a Microsoft MVP.

    We should always keep learning!

    One of my favorite things to say and to teach to students…

    After you complete any task (including cleaning out the coffee pot if you work at Starbucks), ask yourself 2 questions…

    1. How could I have done that better?
    2. How could I have done that faster?

    Then, next time, you implement your changes.

    Learning is a choice!

  11. Good to know you @Hussain. Keep it up!

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