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Abdul QabizThank you for your interest to learn more about me. I appreciate that.

About Me:

I am Abdul Qabiz (@abdulqabiz) from Kanpur, India.

This is my personal blog and I write about software, programming, technology, and my other experiences (entrepreneurship, business, etc).

When I am away from keyboard, I spend time with family (friends), riding my motorcycle (short/long tours), or having coffee at my favourite cafe while reading something.

I also spend time organising and participating in a few local meetups (Docker, WordPress, HackerSpace).

I love connecting with like-minded people, please check out the right-sidebar to see different ways to connect to me.

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Background:

I am a passionate self-taught computer programmer and have many years’ experience in software and product development. I have years of experience in software development, software/web/internet technologies, and various tools; however, for most part of my early years of career, I have enjoyed building awesome rich (internet) applications for Macromedia (Adobe) Flash Platform using ActionScript, Flex, AIR and FlashLite along with other web-technologies (middle-wares, remoting, server-side, socket-servers, etc.).

I got involved with FOOS in 2006, and since then I love contributing, using and talking about FOOS. I thank to many people, specially Manish Jethani and some ex Yahoo!  India developers who used to blog on livejournal, for inspiring me to get into FOSS.

I am cofounder of Allies Interactive where I spend time doing software development, and leading a team of software developers.

We have helped various internet startups by taking care of their entire technology roadmap and implementation.

Following is what we have been spending time for last 4-5 years:

  • MicroStock.in: a platform where we sell our own copyrighted vector files — thousands of — at very affordable — as low as INR 5 — rates.
  • Diziana: a platform where we sell Zendesk Help Center Themes (templates) and Plugins, and also offer various advanced customization and implementation services around Zendesk ecosystem
  • R & D: We spend a lot of time researching and trying to build new products.

In past, I worked with

  • IndieReign on video on demand platform for indie filmmakers. We built entire platform including video encoding, distribution, playback components. The company has shutdown the platform to focus on Shift72.
  • Yahoo! on platform components/api and Yahoo! Avatars. I have had a good time working among some of the best software engineers and developers.
  • Mixercast” a startup where I helped – platform-architecture, implementation of best flash-platform practices, startup-culture, building syndication engine based on standards like RSS(MediaRSS), suggesting/implementing new ideas and lot more.Working with a startup is always good experience; I love it, and keep on working with startups.
  • Macromedia(acquired by Adobe):  It was a dream of any flash developer to work at Macromedia, I was no different, and I ended up working here. I was among first fifteen team members of Macromedia Bangalore. I worked on Flex SDK and contributed in two releases of Flex: 1.5 and 2.0.
  • Tata Interactive Systems for building various eLearning applications using Macromedia Flash (ActionScript). I worked on a lot of project including ICT Simulation for BECTA

Areas I have been working on for years:

software architecture, distributed computing, cloud computing (iaas, paas, saas, ipaas),  video encoding, video strategy, digital rights management, open-source software, web technologies, web standards, web strategy, rich internet applications (ria), adobe flash platform (flash, flex, air, flashlite, actionscript), entrepreneurship, development process, startups, social media, branding and identity

languages/technologies/tools: actionscript, javascript, python, ruby, php, java, c++, c#, flash, flex, air, flashlite, php, symfony, node.js, sinatra, http, html, css, cms, crm, wordpress, subversion, git, ffmpeg, x264, widevine, adobe access, aws, docker, vagrant, gnu/linux, etc.

Please check out my LinkedIn profile for more details.