Here's more than what you might want to know about me...


Birthday  2nd February (Bengali: 20th Magh; Hebrew: 19th Shevat; Hijri: 18th Rabi al-Thani)
Place of Birth  Dhaka, Bangladesh (South Asia)
Horoscope  Aquarius (Bengali: Kumbho, Chinese: Water Dog, Native American: Otter)


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator  ENTP


Blood Group  A +ve


I Love  Computers, Internet, IRC, trance music, and my mom
I Hate  Spywares, crowded places, endless waiting, stubborn and proud people


Strength  Godgifted talent of creativity and "wild" imagination
Weakness  Instability, fear of intimacy, and cleavages (ahem!)
Phobias  Trypanophobia and ophidiophobia


Greatest Passion  Computing and photography
Greatest Possession  Mom
Greatest Necessity  Happiness
Greatest Fear  Losing my near and dear ones


Interests  Technology, art, event management, and astronomy. Computer related interest includes: Linux, Open Source software, CMS, wide area networking and information security.


Friends  Some real great human beings with great hearts
Enemies  People who underestimate me


Relationship Status  Single


Hobbies  Photography, origami, philately, [email protected], and abstract painting


GPG Key ID   91F003D2 (gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 91F003D2)
Key Fingerprint  46F7 968E 01D9 1FE0 56A0 8998 A55A 2782 91F0 03D2


The Ubuntu Counter Project: User # 8989 Registered Linux User #  257084
Registered Ubuntu User #  8989


Geek Code, Hacker Key, OmniCode & Blogger Code

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You can interpret the Geek Code here, OmniCode here, and Blogger Code here.


Organisations I Was / Am Involved

Boy Scout Movement:

  • Scout (1993-1994)
  • Assistant Petrol Leader (1994-1995)
  • Petrol Leader (1995-1996)
  • Assistant Senior Petrol Leader (1997)
  • Senior Petrol Leader (1997)
I am proud to be an ex-scout of Dhanmondi Tutorial boy scout unit.

Linux and FOSS Organisations:
I am an active contributor of various international FOSS organizations including International Open Source Network.

Other Organisations:

Other Affiliations:


Technical Skills

Hardware:

I have used IBM XT, AT, RS-6000 and various generic AT-bus 386 and 486 boxes, Pentium, MMX, Pro, II, Celeron, III, 4; AMD K5, K6, Athlon, Duron, Xeon and Cyrix boxes. I have worked with different brands and types of ethernet hubs, modems, swtiches, routers, radio link and wi-fi equipments.

Operating Systems:

"Geek by nature, Linux by choice"

I am well equipped with various flavours and look-a-likes of UNIX. I have more than 10 years of working experience with numerous GNU/Linux distributions, including Red Hat, Fedora, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, SuSE, Mandrake, Mandriva, Gentoo, Yopper, Knoppix, Dragon Linux, Damn Small Linux, and more. I also have years of working experience of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Sun Solaris, and Novel Netware.

Also, I am expert in Microsoft DOS and all the varients of Windows operating system. I have developed software under DOS, 9x, NT4, 2000, and XP.

Languages:

My high level languages include C, C++, TCL, COBOL, Pascal, Perl, and several BASICs.

While studying in University, I lead my team at the Asia Regionals of prestigious ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in 2 years in a row.


Speaking and Organising Experience
  • Introduction to Linux and Open Source Software
    • April 7, 2005 at North South University, Dhaka
  • Use of ICT in Classrooms
    • September 29, 2005 at Mahmudunnabi Foundation, Chittagong
  • Training of the Trainers: Computer Essentials
    • February 18, 2006 at Kala Kakali High School, Chittagong
  • Teacher Professional Development Using Linux
    • March 9 to March 13, 2006 at Central Gono Bidyalaya, Sonargoan
  • Migrating to Linux: An Introduction to Open Source Tools
    • June 15, 2006 at North South University, Dhaka
  • An Overview on Bangladeshi Copyright Law
    • June 16, 2007 at Creative Commons iSummit, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Free and Open Source Software: Development Opportunities (Keynote Speech)
    • Semptember 17, 2006 at BCS Computer Show 2006, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Linux for Home Users
    • April 8, 2007 at East West University, Dhaka
  • Prospects of ICT in Journalism: Status and Trends
    • March 24, 2008 at BRAC Training and Resource Centre, Savar
  • Ubuntu Hardy Heron Release Party
    • May 17, 2008 at Hunger Project - Bangladesh, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Live
    • October 21, 2008 at Presidency University, Dhaka
  • Fedora Infinity Day: Cambridge Release Party
    • January 18, 2009 at Presidency University, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope Live
    • May 29, 2009 at Presidency University, Dhaka
  • Ubuntu Karmic Koala Release Party
    • November 21, 2009 at IBAIS University, Dhaka
  • Bontu-Mintur Adda
    • July 23, 2010 at University of Dhaka, Dhaka
  • An Introduction to Linux and FOSS
    • October 30, 2010 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka
  • Linux Boot Campaign 1.0
    • February 12, 2011 at Daffodil International University, Dhaka
  • Using Social Media to Promote Democracy and Human Rights
    • October 18, 2011 at Hotel Hasan International, Jessore
  • Introducation to Social Media & Networking
    • February 20, 2012 at HOPE Center, Savar
  • The Human Face of Big Data: [email protected]
    • October 2, 2012 at Red Dot Museum, Singapore
  • Seminar on Linux
    • September 11, 2013 at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), Dhaka
  • Ubuntu 14.04 Release Party
    • April 19, 2014 at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka
  • Daylong Workshop on Linux
    • March 16, 2015 at American Intl. University Bangladesh (AIUB), Dhaka
  • Basic Training on Ubuntu
    • November 28, 2015 at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), Dhaka

Photography Exhibitions
  • Sidr Aid Photography Exhibition
    • January 27, 2008 to January 31, 2008 at Russian Cultural Center, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
  • "Ekshathe Dekhi"
    • February 1, 2008 to February 3, 2008 at Chobir Haat, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Samudra Gupta Aid Photography Exhibition
    • May 29, 2008 to July 3, 2008 at Institure of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Dhaka
  • BP Challenge Photography Exhibition
    • Julty 4, 2010 to July 11, 2010 at Dhaka Art Center, Dhanamondi, Dhaka
  • BP Challenge Season II Photography Exhibition
    • May 25, 2012 to May 31, 2012 at Dhaka Art Center, Dhanamondi, Dhaka

Work Experience
  • May 2011 to Present - Consultant, Trancetronic Technologies
  • July 2010 to Present - Hostmaster, Trance Host
  • October 2008 to January 2009 - Faculty, Daffodil Institute of IT
  • March 2008 to March 2011 - Consultant, Compurius
  • August 2007 to February 2008 - Managing Partner, SiproTech Systems
  • May 2005 to Septepmber 2006 - Information Technology Officer, Relief International
  • May 2004 to November 2004 - System Analyst, Bangladesh Rubber Industries
  • July 2002 to March 2004 - Technical Director, Polaris Systems
  • March 2002 to May 2002 - Course Instructor, FasTracKids International
  • February 2001 to December 2002 - Technical Specialist (Volunteer), You Owe Me, Inc.
  • April 1999 to May 1999 - Asst. Programmer, Advantech Limited
I have worked for over a thousand clients/companies in 60+ countries around the globe as a freelance consultant/technical advisor since 1997. I also worked as visiting faculty at various education institutions.


Education

Diploma in Fine Arts
Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts
Basic Photography Course

Edexcel GCE O' Level
Edexcel GCE A' Level
B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering

Test of English as a Foreign Language
Scholastic Aptitude Test I
CompTia Linux+
Cisco Certified Network Associate





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