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Ahmad Nassri

CTO of npm, Inc. Founder of Tech Masters Community, Member of Node.js Foundation, Advocate of all things Open Source, Startup Advisor, Entrepreneur.

Previously: TELUS, Kong, CBC/Radio-Canada, BlackBerry


Ahmad is a software developer and advocate of all things open-source. A startup advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs & developers, he also founded Tech Masters - a developer community of over 8000+ members engaging in discussions on technology, careers, and learning.

Prior to joining npm Ahmad led large development teams across various industries in delivering globally scaled projects. As Chief Architect for TELUS digital he led hundreds of developers in building digital software platforms and telecom products, and was responsible for the architecture of TELUS digital’s systems - systems that scale to support millions of customers. As VP of Engineering at Kong, he led an internationally distributed team focused on powering API driven software through open-source technology.

Ahmad sits on the board of Full Stack Toronto, a not-for-profit organization lead by a diverse group of individuals, providing developers with access to education and resources through a diverse line-up of speakers and commercial free content.

Ahmad leads the Enterprise Focus Group as part of the Node.js Foundation, whose purpose is to gather feedback and insights on challenges faced by closed-source projects that use Node.js within the context of large businesses. These challenges might not be immediately visible to the open source community, but they have a domino effect on all users.

In his spare time Ahmad blogs on Technology & Leadership, mentors early stage startups, builds open-source projects used by developers world wide, and organizes technology conferences across Canada.

During his travels Ahmad meets with technologists around the world and records the Hacker Bio YouTube Series & Podcast - an exploration into the daily lives of Software Developers, Hardware Tinkers, Engineers and Technologists to better understand the culture, mindset and motivation of this generation.


2018 → Present — Host

Node Day Toronto

2018 → Present — Co-Founder & Co-Organizer

Functions Conference (ServerlessDays Toronto)

2017 → Present — Founder & Organizer

Tech Masters Community

2014 → Present — Founder

Nodeschool Toronto

2015 → 2016-11 — Mentor & Co-Organizer

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Work Experience
npm, Inc.

2019 → Present — Chief Technology Officer

TELUS Telecommunications Inc.

2017 → 2019-05 — Chief Architect

Kong Inc.

2014 → 2016-09 — VP, Engineering


2013 → 2014-06 — Development Manager, Digital Operations


2012 → 2013-01 — Senior Manager, Technical Services

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Hatch Digital

2019 → Present — Advisor

Node.js Foundation

2018 → Present — Enterprise User Focus Lead (Community Committee)

Full Stack Toronto

2015 → Present — Member, Board of Directors

Community Builders

2016 → 2019-01 — Director


2015 → 2016-11 — Advisor

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Open Source, the grey areas, and keeping sharp with community

April 25, 2019 — The Frontier

The Journey to Open Source: A Leading Thinkers' Discussion With NearForm

March 04, 2019 — DZone

NodeConf EU 2018 Q&A with Bryan Hughe

February 11, 2019 — YouTube

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Enterprise Open Source

December 12, 2018 — NearForm

Open source community sees risk and reward in IBM purchase of Red Hat

November 01, 2018 — IT World Canada

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