Pakistan Dojo

Making open-source more accessible.
1. Join Open Source Communities: One of the best ways to learn about open source tech in Pakistan is to join open source communities such as Open Source Pakistan, Open Source Foundation of Pakistan, and Pakistan Open Source Summit. These communities hold regular events, conferences, and meetups to discuss open source tech, share knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals.
  1. Participate in Online Forums: Online forums such as Stack Overflow, GitHub, and Reddit are great resources for learning about open source tech in Pakistan. You can post questions, share your work, and collaborate with other developers on projects.

  2. Attend Workshops: Many organizations and universities in Pakistan organize workshops on open source technologies. Attend these workshops to gain hands-on experience and learn from experts.

  3. Read Online Resources: There are many online resources such as blogs, articles, and tutorials that can help you learn about open source tech in Pakistan. Some notable resources include Open Source for Pakistan, Pakistan Linux Users Community, and Open Source Network.

Notable technologists from Pakistan throughout history:

  1. Dr. Umar Saif: A computer scientist and entrepreneur who played a key role in the development of the first successful mobile banking system in Pakistan.

  2. Dr. Arfa Karim: A young computer prodigy who became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the world at the age of nine.

  3. Jawwad Farid: A technology entrepreneur who founded the EdTech startup Alchemy Technologies in 2003.

  4. Sabeer Bhatia: A Pakistani-American entrepreneur who co-founded Hotmail, one of the world’s first web-based email services.

  5. Monis Rehman: The founder and CEO of Naseeb Networks, one of Pakistan’s largest online communities.

  6. Nadeem Muzaffar: A computer scientist who developed the first Urdu-based word processor.

  7. Shamim Akhtar: A computer scientist who developed Pakistan’s first computerized Urdu script.

  8. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman: A renowned scientist and academic who played a key role in establishing the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

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