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Ahmad Nassri

Co-Founder of Cor, Fractional CTO, Developer Accelerator, Startup Advisor, Entrepreneur, Founder of Tech Masters Community.

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

Bio

Ahmad is an Advisor for a number of technology startups in disruptive markets, lending his experience in scaling teams and technology to Founders, CTOs, and software development teams. He also serves as a board member for a number of not-for-profit organizations that focus on providing services to software developers, as well as creating inclusive opportunities for underrepresented and underserved communities.

Leading up to the successful acquisition by GitHub in 2020, Ahmad served as the CTO for npm, taking over the critical mission of ensuring the Open Source JavaScript registry remains stable, reliable and sustainable for the millions of developers who rely on it everyday to do their jobs.

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 and industry leading software through open-source technology for the enterprise.

Ahmad founded Tech Masters — a developer community of over 12,000+ members engaging in discussions on technology, careers, and learning.

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.

Media
Modular software architecture

December 20, 2019 — JS Party

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

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

20 years into the movement, more than half of developers involved in open source

October 31, 2018 — IT World Canada

Execs from Loblaws, Scotiabank, Indigo and more describe the talent they need to reach their digital transformation goals

June 20, 2018 — Course Compare

Business Organization with Ahmad

October 06, 2017 — Vancouver Tech Podcast

What I've learned about developer communities

July 05, 2017 — Open Channel

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Founder
REFACTOR Conference
2020-01 → Present — Founder & Organizer
Tech Masters Community
2014-06 → Present — Founder
Node Day Toronto
2018-05 → 2018-06 — Co-Founder & Co-Organizer
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Work Experience
Answerable
2020-06 → Present — Fractional CTO
#paid
2020-04 → Present — Fractional CTO
npm, Inc.
2019-05 → 2020-04 — Chief Technology Officer
TELUS Telecommunications Inc.
2017-02 → 2019-05 — Chief Architect
Kong Inc.
2014-06 → 2016-09 — VP, Engineering
CBC/Radio-Canada
2013-01 → 2014-06 — Development Manager, Digital Operations
Viigo / BlackBerry
2008-11 → 2010-06 — Director, Web Services
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Advisor
Real Path
2021-01 → Present — Advisor
Layer CI
2020-07 → Present — Technology Advisor
Venture Kids
2020-04 → Present — Member, Board of Directors
Hatch Digital
2019-02 → 2020-06 — Advisor
OpenJS Foundation
2018-08 → 2020-03 — Enterprise User Focus Lead (Community Committee)
The Open API Initiative
2015-12 → 2016-09 — Member, Board of Directors
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