I am a Pakistani Canadian living in the city of Toronto.

Work

To make my living, I plan and write software at organizations.

Instacart

March 2021 - Present

As a member of Instacart's fulfillment organization, I work on systems that help shoppers find work.

Double Atelier

January 2020 - February 2021

I built and maintained a pair of iOS apps that facilitate delegation between executives and their personal assistants.

Microsoft Corporation

May 2016 - December 2019

I was a member of the Outlook for iOS team. I focused on security, navigation, design systems, and build systems.

Notably, I led engineering on a redesign of the app, work that was then bundled and integrated by the company as a universal design system.

Open source

I author and contribute to tools that others can use to build their software, most of which is open source.

Cobalt

November 2014 - May 2020

What started as a library of web scrapers for the University of Toronto later became a collection of web APIs for interfacing with the university's public data.

Although the university itself was not ready to fund something like Cobalt, I was fortunate enough to partner with a local open data company that sponsored the project for its lifetime.

I wrote about my original motivation for Cobalt in a blog post.

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