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Founders

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Asad Rehman

Cofounder

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.

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Sadaf Rehman

Cofounder

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.

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Advisors

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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.

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Shibli Mansuri

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

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Anum Ismail

Financial Advisor

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

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Ramsha Thaniana

Game Design & Instruction

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.

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Mehwish Kaleem

Curriculum & Instruction

Mehwish is an educationist with over 11 years of experience. She has worked with leading national school systems like Beaconhouse in various capacities like Education Technology Lead, Teacher/Education Technology, Coordinator, and Teacher Trainer. Her previous experience includes being a program manager at Amal Academy, where she was responsible for training and curriculum. She is a computer science graduate and holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership.

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Team

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Fatima Zehra

Instructor

Fatima is a senior year computer science undergrad from Habib University, Karachi. She is an AI/Data Science enthusiast, working on her sales forecasting & stock prediction thesis. She also has an interest in education research and has worked with a global education counselling service.

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Hafsa Rasool

Instructor

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.

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Omema Ahmed

Instructor

Omema is a final year undergraduate student pursuing her Bachelor's 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.

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Usama Bin Abid

Curriculum & Instruction

Usama is a game developer who specializes in 2D and 3D games hypercasual games. He is very passionate about playing and creating games, and currently works as a computer science faculty member at COMSATS along side his freelance career. His past experience includes game development at Glassier Studios and Tukish studio Fugu. He holds a software engineering degree from COMSATS University, Lahore.

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Taimur Salman

Instructor

Taimur is in his senior year of his undergraduate Computer Science degress from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He is a coding enthusiast, currently working as a game development apprentice and software engineering intern. He has been a teaching assistant for an introductory programming course at his university and has conducted multiple workshops and tutorials where he taught his students about coding and computer sciences. He has worked with teams such as The Citizen’s Foundation to provide quality education to those who are unable to afford it as part of the Alumni Development Program

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