What’s up with all the silence, OZ

Wasn’t blogging for a while and let me tell you why!

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Let me be the first to admit that I had been awfully quiet on my blog for a few months. All the silence of the blog is not telling the whole story of my past months. Looking back, they had been hectic. Let’s break it down a bit!

Hello Fatherhood

Became father of a baby gal (wooohoooo)… I was shit scared but holding your child is the best feeling in the whole… words can’t explain and words are not enough.

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I wanna be a youtube star ūüėÄ

Started youtube series about serverless computing model. Episode 1 already up!!

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FOSSASIA 2018

Attended + Presented at FOSSASIA 2018. It was fun reconnecting with old friends and visitors from all over the world.

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See the full video here: The myths and realities of serverless architecture РOwais Zahid РFOSSASIA 2018

Hello Toronto

Took a 23-hour flight to Toronto and attended Scrum Gathering. It was an amazing experience visiting this lovely city and meeting the most polite ppl on the planet :D. More on this later.

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Few Other things!!

Apart from the big apples! Participated in Google Code Jame, Hackathon and learned how to change diapers:D, had an argument with Lufthansa Flight (see twitter for the whole story :p)

There you have it! A quick summary of what happened. Now the dust is settled, I will add more blogs and videos (so stay tuned!)

Keeping true to agile

Its always nice to revisit the principals that you endorse or believe in. Being a Scrum-Master, I try to remain true to agile manifesto. Recently, while working on a blog related to inner source (more on it later), I visited Agile Manifesto. Its been a while since I went this site. It serves a good reminder regarding what is important and what is not.

I encourage all agile practitioners to checkout Agile Manifesto and if you feel like endorsing; do so (i surely did :)).

In fact, this applies to everything.

Go revisit the principals you believe in and if you feel like endorsing; do so.

Go revisit an old friend or a dear old Book and remind yourself that you still believe.

because Time, Influence and Thoughts…all have the tendencies to blur, modify and change…

Take care