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Ahmad Awais – a Pakistani Developer and YouTuber Received The Gold GitHub Stars Award

Written by Usman Aslam ·  1 min read >

A prominent developer and tech enthusiast named Ahmad Awais has recently received one of the most coveted awards in the entire technology ecosystem i.e. the Gold GitHub Stars Award and is currently one of the only 8 developers in the entire world to receive this award. As of now, Ahmad has become one of the few Pakistanis to receive this award and was selected out of 60 million developers worldwide.

Image source: Ahmad Awais

GitHub Stars is an official program that recognizes developer experts from across the globe who have gone above and beyond to inspire and educate others and further lead by example by helping others to hone their skills. Ahmad is someone who has been the very epitome of everything tech-related for years as he contributes much towards open source technology and even teaches people to learn how to build new things on his YouTube channel.

This techie, who currently resides in Canada, has been publishing technical content and creating open-source software for nearly a decade. Apart from that, he has even designed his own courses through which he shares his boundless knowledge for anyone willing to learn and excel in the ever-growing tech ecosystem.

According to Ahmad in a recent post on his Facebook:
“I’ve been creating open-source software for a decade. Joined GitHub on August 4, 2011. I was in college at the time. I remember using GitHub in 2009 but never registered — no one in the college taught us, git. Ten years later, most of my career direction has been towards building Free & Open Source Software (FOSS). Open-source has brought me many opportunities. It’s helped me connect with a global audience.”

As of now, companies like Google, PayPal, Netflix, Microsoft, and Amazon use his code in one way or another. All of this led to Ahmad grabbing the gold and being the highlight reel of the tech industry amongst other tech leaders from across the globe. Currently, he operates as a Google Developer Expert leading the Developer Relations section at RapidAPI.

To know more about his amazing contributions you can check out his GitHub Stars profile by clicking here.

Written by Usman Aslam
A tech enthusiast, writer, researcher and strategist working on the latest technologies and making an impact. Usman has been heavily focused on building communities, empowering people through technological trends and advancements for over 3+ years including many notable names such as IEEE Region 10, TEDx, Google Developers, United Nations Programmes, Microsoft Partner Program and much more. Reach out: Profile