Yad Faeq

Yad Faeq

Building All Day Everyday

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT This Kid

Hello. I am Yad.a Computer Science kid.a Manchester United \O/ fan.a Tea drinker.

Love to build things.

Bringing crazy ideas to reality is my jam!

Passionate about Science, Innovation & Art.

LATEST TWEETS

Where To Find Me?

I answer & ask lots of questions on Quora.

I tweet about Technology & Startups.

I keep my messy code on Github. (I don’t trust Octocats)

Fun stuff:

Reading

“The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.”

Meeting New People

Everyone have a wisdom of their own to share, I love meeting people!

Space

TBA, but one day I will do a detour of this beautiful Supernova we live within! #DayDreaming

How I do it: *magic*


Got Cool Idea?


Find What’s Missing!


Get Inspired


Hack’iT!


Broke? De-bug’iT


Iterate & Launch

WORK HISTORY

2015

4th n Town

Software Engineer

4th n Town

4th n Town is a team of engineering that work as a team of freelancers, based in the Bay Area. We pursue solving challenging problems for other engineering teams. We are open to build new products, optimize existing solutions and R&D on different topics.

2014

Web Architect

Draper University

I previously use to work at Draper University, a school for entrepreneurship. I worked with an awesome team to build the following products

Draper University Site

Draper TV

Draper U Online School

2013

Web Developer

Beyond the Bombs

Beyond the Bombs is a transmedia project redefining how the world views, understands, and connects with the Middle East and North Africa.

BtB Site

2012

Founder & CTO

KnowFund

Knowfund was a startup that I founded during my senior year of University. It was a micro-crowdfunding platform & mobile payment gateway for Developing countries, such as Iraq. Not on the radar anymore, it’s open-sourced on my Github.

KnowFund

2012

DevOps Lead

Sunrise Networks

Sunrise Networks is a technology solution firm founded in Germany, based in North Iraq. I was the spear head to take on big fishes for software development and network solutions of their Clients.

2011

Founder

Easy Route

Easy Route was a short lived startup that I founded during my school years working with Microsoft. It’s purpose was to find critical faster routes using close friend’s routes that they share on the network, mostly to report traffic accidents.
Now, it’s a little tiny feature on Nokia Maps.

2010

Design Editor

AUIS Voice

The AUIS Voice is a publication of the students of The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. I was a member of the founding team and later a design editor for the Newspaper. Truth to be told, it is the first Student Independent Newspaper ever in the history of the country.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2013

C.A. Degree from Draper University of Heroes, Trained hero and change agent

Draper University

Studied Futurism, Blockchain Technology, Design from IDEO labs, 3D printing from Adobe, Finance; Wall Street Style, and Survival Training.

2013

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani

Loved this place! Where all my dreams start sparking!

2012

Game Design

Columbia College Chicago

:( , nope, game design wasn’t the wrong choice.

2011

Compita+ Certifications

A+

Network+

Security+

Got bored in freshman, tried to level up the game!

Cisco Certification

ICND1

I realized this is not what I want!

Resume PDF

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Cloud Technologies

Amazon Web Services

Google Cloud Platform

Open Stack

Backend Web Frameworks

Ruby On Rails: Ruby

Sinatra + Rack: Ruby

Flask: Python

ExpressJS: NodeJS

Django: Python

MetoerJS: NodeJS

Revel: GO

Leafo: Lua

Phoenix: Elixir

Frontend Frameworks

ReactJS

BackboneJS

AngularJS 2.x

EmberJS

Databases

Postgresql

MongoDB: NoSql

Rethinkdb: NoSql

DynamoDB: NoSql

Redis: NoSql

ArangoDB: GraphDb

TitanDB:: GraphDb

OrientDB: NoSql

Design UI/UX Tools

Adobe Creative Suite Design and MockUp Tools

 

VIEW MY LINKEDIN PROFILE

You can view my LinkedIn profile from here as well:

MY LINKEDIN PROFILE

Honors & Awards

2016

Top Writer 2016

Quora

“The best answer to any question”. That’s what the goal is on Quora and I tend to share my part.

2014

Microsoft YouthSpark Advocate

Microsoft

YouthSpark Advocates are young leaders who have been selected to represent YouthSpark through online and offline activities. Advocates become subject matter experts in Microsoft YouthSpark world.

2013

AMENDS Delegate

American Middle Eastern network for dialogue at Stanford

AMENDS is a student initiative at Stanford University that brings together the most promising youth change agents from across the Middle East, North Africa, and United States to learn from each other, connect with global leaders and resources, and share, through TED style talks, their ideas and experiences with the world.

2011

Founder of ACM Chapter in Iraq & Ambassador

Association for Computing Machinery

ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.

2011

MSP & Iraq’s 1st MSFT Student Ambassador

Microsoft
2012

1st Place on locals winner Imagine Cup

Microsoft
2011

2nd Place Locals winner Imagine Cup

Microsoft

I ramble about about technology here n there

2015

Software Engineering Daily

Data science is a broad topic with numerous sub-fields such as data engineering and machine learning.

Yad Faeq returns to the podcast to discuss data science at a high level, and rescue Software Engineering Daily from the threat of the hype vortex.

Yad is a software engineer, currently working on machine learning applications. Yad first appeared on Software Engineering Daily on Episode 0, the inaugural show.
Questions:

  • What algorithms does a data scientist need to know?
  • How would you architect a machine learning system for weather analytics?
  • What is deep learning?
  • How has Kaggle changed data science?
  • As machine learning comes further into our lives, does our world become more predetermined?
2015

Software Engineering Daily

In Episode 0 of SE Daily, Yad and Jeff give a prologue to many of the topics that will be covered in JavaScript Week.

  • Are we beyond the era of monolithic apps and frameworks?
  • What is the switching cost if you want to move from one JavaScript templating language to another?
  • Why does Uber use both MongoDB and MySQL?
  • Why does Quora only use MySQL?
  • What does the Node.js event loop solve?
  • What is the difference between Microservices and SOA?
  • Why is Docker relevant when we have had virtualization and containers for a long time?
2013

AMENDS 2013

@Stanford

Talking about project “Knowfund“, my startup at the time. (created a mobile payment gateway & a micro-crowdfunding Web app as a part of the solution)

2012

Imagine Cup 2012 Finals

@Erbil Hall

Pitching “Easy Route“, my first startup with my team on stage in front of judges and an audience close to 1k folks! (Terrifying, yet awesome experience). Also this is recorded by my awesome professors (love & hugs to them).

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