Sufi Nawaz

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May of this year, I had worked with a bunch of my friends at Microsoft who had started a non-profit organization called Spreeha Foundation to help the underprivileged people of urban slum communities. Spreeha, a word which means hope, intention, and strong desire in my mother tongue (Bengali), reflects the attitude of the foundation to do good for the world, one life at a time. If you wish to learn more about them, please visit http://spreeha.org. And now, I’m really excited to announce that if you wish to support the…read more

5,000 Raspberry Pi being donated by Google to help students in Japan

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Google is handing out 5000 Raspberry Pi to help out 25,000 students in Japan and partnering with CANVAS to help teachers teach. In a Google+ post, Eric Schmidt wrote… I read an article a couple of years ago in which a Japanese executive explained why he thought software engineering wasn’t popular in Japan. “A samurai would never write software,” he said. The idea was that Monozukuri, or the proud Japanese tradition of making things, wasn’t as relevant when it came to creating relative intangibles like software and services. Japan’s math…read more

Invisible work force behind many cities

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One of my friends shared this video on Facebook and it got me thinking about the vast number of Bangladeshi workers working inhumane hours day after day, everyday of the week, in their selfless effort to provide a better life for their loved ones. And although, this video highlights only a handful of people working in Singapore city, let us not forget about the countless number of people, working day and night, thousands of miles away from their loved ones, often with no hope of catching a glimpse of faces…read more