Asad is a software development expert with nearly 22 years of programming experience. He is currently a senior software development engineer at Amazon. He is a self-taught programmer, having learned C, C++, and x86 assembly at age 12. He ran a Bulletin Board System in 1997 (PCBoard \& Wildcat) on a 2400 baud modem, and has nurtured Linux and FreeBSD servers as a hobby since 1998. He learned the fundamentals of concurrency from Erlang and is an Actor Model evangelist. He has previously worked in Pakistan and the USA, where he currently resides. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from LUMS. He founded Code School with his sibling Sadaf.
Sadaf specializes in strategic partnerships for education and skills training nonprofits. She has nearly two decades of experience driving social change for Pakistani youth, working with leading organizations such as LUMS, Generation You Employed, Acumen, and The Citizens Foundation. She is the computer science curriculum development lead for the National Curriculum Council of Pakistan, and also serves on the Board of KTrade, and Damen Support Program. She has an undergraduate degree in computer science and math, and an MBA from LUMS where she received a gold medal for first place overall. She has founded Code School with her sibling Asad.
Farah Ali is the Vice President of Technology Growth Strategy at Electronic Arts. Prior to joining EA, she has served as co-founder and CTO at FreightWeb, and has held senior engineering leadership roles at Microsoft, eBay, and Electronic Arts. She is a board advisor at the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington, a technical advisor at Madrona Venture Labs, and an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington. She is the founder and president of non-profit One Good Act (www.onegoodact.org), and co-founder of Pakistani Women in Computing (www.pwic.org), where she advocates for underrepresented populations in STEM.
Taimur K. Banday
School Programme Advisor
Taimur has two decades of experience in the Pakistan education sector and is currently director of Zohfar Pvt Ltd an education consultancy firm setting up IB schools and programmes across Pakistan. He was previously an economics A Levels teacher for two decades, served as the Head of IB PYP, MYP and DP at Learning Alliance International, and has been the former President of the national debating society of Pakistan and former Vice Chair of the world schools debating championship. Taimur is a Aitchisonian and holds a Masters in International relations and political theory and an MPhil in Political Science from the UK.
Game Design Advisor
Shibli is a game designer with a background in computer science and music. He has a decade of experience in the industry and is currently Lead Game Designer in a tech startup with projects in the top 3 positions in the US Appstore. Shibli has a BSc. Hons in Computer Science from LUMS, and holds a Master's in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh USA where he was tutored by Disney Imagineers
Omema is a backend engineer at Stellic, a next-generation degree management tool. She has an undergrad degree in Computer Science from Habib University, Karachi. She is a data science and machine learning enthusiast, currently working on multiple projects and publications related to AI including an AI moderation algorithm integrated with a chat-bot, along with a fabric pattern synthesizer using genetic algorithms. She has served for multiple tenures as a teaching assistant in courses related to core computer science fundamentals, has several years of experience teaching children coding literacy, and is currently designing an online training program for programming instructors.
Anum is a finance professional with seven years of cross-industry experience in managerial accounting. Her core expertise is in nonprofit grant financial management, and has experience in managing financial reporting for grants from bilateral funding agencies, international foundations and embassies. Anum has published two reports on on risk-management in non-financial firms and impact of credit crunch on the economy
Abubakar is an experienced curriculum manager and analyst with a demonstrated history of comprehensive curriculum development, data analysis and teacher training for diverse subject areas pertaining to Robotics, Computing, AI, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.
Fatima is a backend developer at Dastagyr, a B2B supply chain marketplace. She a computer science undergrad from Habib University, Karachi. She has an interest in education, with prior experience instruction, operations, and curriculum design experience at Code School.
Hafsa is a final year undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is a motivated problem-solver with an interest in mobile robotics and rising technology. She loves tackling challenges and is comfortable managing timelines and working in diverse teams.
Laiba is a computer science undergrad at Habib University. She is a passionate programmer with a keen interest in mathematics and machine learning. She is currently a Discrete Mathematics TA and has interned at Green Crescent Trust and Interns Pakistan. She has built projects such as a python A* Algorithm visualiser, an e-commerce app using C#, and an interactive Covid-19 Info App.
Marzia is currently working as a Data Scientist at Afiniti. She has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Kent, UK, and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from IBA Karachi. She likes to share her knowledge with others and is highly interested in the field of computational creativity. In her free time, she reads and tries to improve her photography skills.
Muhammad Abeer Sohail
Abeer is an electrical engineering graduate from Habib University. He is an energy efficiency consultant at NRF engineering, and his main interests are in power and communications engineering. This has not stopped him from developing a passion for data science in Python, he is passionate about teaching students so they can develop a love for programming and data science.
Ramsha Saad Thaniana
Ramsha is a US-based game designer, with five years’ experience in programming instruction. She holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Habib University, and a master’s degree in human-computer Interaction from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany. She has a passion for research in human-computer interaction, virtual reality, Robotics, and Educational Technologies.
Sabahat is a computer science graduate from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is passionate about computer science and education, having interned at Folio3 a global software development consultancy, and has worked as a Teaching Assistant at The Citizens Foundation College. She achieved A-1 grades in Matriculation & Intermediate and currently resides in Karachi.
Shamsa is a Computer Science and Mathematics undergrad from Habib University. She has work experience as a TA for Data Structures & Algorithms and a Risk Management internship at Habib Bank. She excels at Python and C++ programming and has a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science and their real-world applications.