I am currently building the technology behind halalonclick at ABJD. When I'm free, I also build plugins, themes and apps for WordPress and Shopify under my personal brand, Haz & Co. I am the co-author of the book, Flow, and occasionally post honest reviews on Halal food. I am married to a beautiful wife and dad to 2 lovely rescue cats.

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Work

Co-Founder. ABJD. 2017 - Present.
I joined Khushbush to help build the company. We later renamed it to ABJD to better reflect our vision of solving E-Commerce problems in Southeast Asia and Halal markets from click-to-doorstep. Our first awesome product is halalonclick.com, getting your favourite halal food from click-to-table.

Co-Founder & Director of Supply Chain Systems. iCommerce Asia. 2016 - 2018.
Sold ALM Group to iCommerce to pivot towards E-Commerce Logistics. We connect the E-Commerce Supply Chain. I left the company in January 2018.

Founder & CEO. ALM Group. 2014 - 2016.
We made it easy for people to start a business online with Rezkii, a WooCommerce-based hosted store builder.

Senior Developer. E1 Studio. 2012 - 2013.
I made backend systems for clients like Maxis, NTUC Learninghub and NTU Ventures. We were backed by Stream Global.

Team Leader. Stream Media. 2011  - 2012.
We made it easy for developers to monetise apps in multi-currencies and services using one common API - MoVend. We were based out of Blk71 and backed by Singtel Innov8 and Stream Global.

Founder. Verbeter Group. 2007 - 2010.
We were a small IT company selling antivirus software and building websites with WordPress. In between, I freelanced for Reqa, a small systems integrator and where I formerly did my internship. I decided to exit the business and bought my first car with the profits. I later joined my friend's startup.

Senior Systems Developer. Matador Systems. 2006 - 2007.
I built the entire in-house company extranet, CRM system, Ticket Manager and Job Application Portal system.

Security Guard. A condo in Singapore. 2006.
For a brief period, after losing my business, I worked as a security guard at a private housing area, until I landed a proper programming job.

Founder. Ameleora Solutions. 2004 - 2005.
My School of Hard Knocks where I learned 1001 things not to do in business. At the tail end, I worked for 3 months in a private education and events company while trying to somehow revive my business.

School

University of Adelaide
BSc. Computer Science. 2006. (Did not complete)
Every successful entrepreneur dropped out from an ivy league college and so did I.

Singapore Polytechnic
Diploma in Information Technology. 2002.
Specialisation in E-Commerce.

Xinmin Secondary School
GCE 'O' Level. 1998.
Vice-Captain, Rugby 10s.

Speak

WordCamp Singapore 2017
How WooCommerce is being disrupted by Shopify. (Link to video)

BarCamp JB 2015
How to sell online faster by not building a website. (Link to slides)

BarCamp Singapore 2011
Growth of WordPress 2011.

WordCamp Singapore 2011
Building a collaborative user network for Open Source WordPress in Asia. (Link to video)

Volunteer

Singapore WordPress User Group, 2010 - 2011
Lead Co-Founder of WordPress User Group organising bi-monthly meetups. partnering with the NLB and co-working spaces. Today, I attend meetups occasionally.

WordCamp Singapore 2011
Chaired the organising committee to launch our first WordCamp in Singapore attracting over 100 people to Microsoft Auditorium.

Matt Mullenweg Live!, 2014
Played a bit role volunteering with the Singapore PHP User Group and met my idol Matt Mullenweg for the first time.

Demos

PHP On Racks
Wrote my own MVC in PHP for learning purposes. (Link to video)

Mosque Locator
Made a Mosque Locator in Ruby On Rails. This app was launched on a MS Win AS 2000 server (Link to video)

Code

TR46 Testkit
A PHP-CLI test kit for developers who wish to make their Last Mile Delivery APIs TR46 compliant. (Link to Repo)

HazHowdy - Howdy to Assalamualaikum Converter
This plugin changes the standard Howdy greeting to the Islamic "Assalamualaikum". (Link to Repo)