Year 2013

Yesterday marks the end of year 2013, wasn’t it very fast? As the year ends, its time to post a short note on how the year has been.

Overall I see 2013 as change in professional life. After 4+ years of serving, I left my job and thank Telenor for the good time, then I relocated to Australia to join Nintex Mobile team. So as of now in my daily work life, I am enjoying developing mobile application across all major platforms. And we really do one user story on say Windows RT or Phone and other on iOS, which initially feels like crazy and some big time learning stuff.

Apart from professional life, I was awarded “Most Valuable Professional (MVP)” for the fifth consecutive time by Microsoft. Delivered few talks on web development, participated in Imagine Cup evaluation, traveled to US to attend MVP Summit 2013. Plus I finally manage to migrate my blog from blogger to WordPress hosted on virtual machine on Windows Azure.

Personally, we as family are exploring another city Melbourne, Australia and trying to settle here for a while. We definitely miss our friends and family back in home town but Melbourne is a good place to live in and we have an opportunity to make new friends here.

Last but not least the year end with shocking and sad news as one ex-colleague of mine “Anwer Baig” died suddenly. We used to work together at Telenor. He was really a lively person and used to enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, football etc. Whatever your faith is, please take out few moments to pray for his soul. May he rest in peace and blessed with place in heaven (ameen).

So this was my 2013 and I thank God for his blessings. How was yours?

I wish you, dear reader, a very happy, healthy, prosperous and peaceful 2014.