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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

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I help startups and small businesses dig out of technical holes, accelerate product roadmaps, and strengthen technical team culture and best practices. Get in touch to discuss any challenges you're dealing with today.

List of companies and organizations I've worked with:

Current
Real Path
2021-01 → Present — Advisor

Real Path was born from the desire to help non-profits access the benefits of a design thinking approach.

Real Path helps you create the donor paths, programs, products, services and touchpoints that satisfy the real needs of your donors and create long lasting, connections between supporters and non-profit organizations.

Layer CI
2020-07 → Present — Technology Advisor

LayerCI provides pre-configured VMs for you to run your tests in on a moment’s notice. All you have to do is put Layerfiles similar to Dockerfiles anywhere in your repository, and we’ll start preconfigured machines to run your tests for you.

Answerable
2020-06 → Present — Fractional CTO

answerable is reinventing customer engagement ensuring no question goes unanswered or a customer is ignored. Answerable is a slack-like messaging platform powered by your customers or brand advocates allowing you to uberize chat and engage each customer with authenticity at scale.

Venture Kids
2020-04 → Present — Member, Board of Directors

A Canadian nonprofit that provides free, hands-on computer programming and startup workshops to youth living in underserved neighbourhoods.

#paid
2020-04 → Present — Fractional CTO

#paid is a technology company that builds tools for the creator economy. Businesses of every size—from DTC brands to fortune 500 companies—use our software to collaborate with creators and grow their businesses.

REFACTOR Conference
2020-01 → Present — Founder & Organizer

REFACTOR is a series of community-focused, single-track, one-day conferences. With the goal of fostering the community and helping all of us learn from each other as we embrace modern methods of building software, learn of emerging best practices, and address the pain points for startups and enterprise teams. REFACTOR will have something for everyone.

Tech Masters Community
2014-06 → Present — Founder

An online community tying together a diverse and passionate group of technologists, entrepreneurs, and developers from all around the world.

Past
Hatch Digital
2019-02 → 2020-06 — Advisor

Bringing the entire customer journey to life. Driving sales through product trial, UGC and real-time omni-channel engagement.

npm, Inc.
2019-05 → 2020-04 — Chief Technology Officer

npm operates the world’s largest software registry. More than 150,000 companies and over 12 million developers use npm to build amazing things.

OpenJS Foundation
2018-08 → 2020-03 — Enterprise User Focus Lead (Community Committee)

The Node.js End User Feedback team works with Node.js end users to provide a bi-directional feedback channel for the Node.js project through surveys, meetings and outreach.

Full Stack Toronto
2015-01 → 2020-01 — Member, Board of Directors

Full Stack Toronto is organized by a diverse group of individuals, and seeks to have a diverse line-up of speakers.

We make sure that our event is a safe space for learning including gender non-binary washrooms and an enforced code of conduct.

We also take great pride in attracting attendees from all around the world. Toronto is diverse and so should it’s leading tech event!

Functions Conference
2017-08 → 2019-12 — Founder & Organizer

Functions Conference (ServerlessDays Toronto) is a community focused, single track, one day conference that moves away from the hype and focuses on the reality of serverless based solutions. It’s about fostering a community locally and helping all of us learn from each other as we embrace a new way of building applications.

TELUS Telecommunications Inc.
2017-02 → 2019-05 — Chief Architect

TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.3 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.1 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 954,000 TELUS TV customers.

Hacker:Bio
2018-07 → 2019-01 — Host

An exploration into the daily lives of Software Developers, Hardware Tinkerers, Engineers and Technologists to better understand the culture, mindset and motivation of this generation.

Community Builders
2016-06 → 2019-01 — Director

A group created for community builders, by community builders. We believe that everything is community and community is everything. We aim to empower community builders from all industries through knowledge sharing and collective learning.

Node Day Toronto
2018-05 → 2018-06 — Co-Founder & Co-Organizer

NodeDay Toronto is a one-day Node.js conference by enterprise leaders, for enterprise leaders.

Sidebuy
2015-03 → 2016-11 — Advisor

At Sidebuy, our vision is to become the most innovative and data-driven mobile platform connecting brands with influencers.

Nodeschool Toronto
2015-03 → 2016-11 — Mentor & Co-Organizer

NodeSchool is a self-directed learning environment, where you bring your own laptop to learn. The intention is for attendees to work on the Node workshops from nodeschool.io. But if you have a personal project you are working on, do it! The goal of NodeSchool is to help people explore and learn Node. There will be mentors on hand at the events to help you when you hit any road blocks.

The Open API Initiative
2015-12 → 2016-09 — Member, Board of Directors

The Open API Initiative (OAI) was created by a consortium of forward-looking industry experts who recognize the immense value of standardizing on how REST APIs are described. As an open governance structure under the Linux Foundation, the OAI is focused on creating, evolving and promoting a vendor neutral description format.

Kong Inc.
2014-06 → 2016-09 — VP, Engineering

Kong Inc. is the fastest growing Microservices API platform. We exist to broker Information through Enterprises.

CBC/Radio-Canada
2013-01 → 2014-06 — Development Manager, Digital Operations

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions.

Syncapse
2012-01 → 2013-01 — Senior Manager, Technical Services

Syncapse is a technology-enabled services company that uses social media data to achieve smarter marketing for the world’s most valuable brands. Anheuser-Busch InBev, Coca-Cola, Diageo, L’Oreal, Reckitt Benckiser and others turn to Syncapse to understand their customer needs and improve performance.

Claystone
2010-06 → 2010-12 — Director, Digital Media Services

Claystone Inc. is developing an Android tablet and smartphone user interface combining navigation and browsing in one fluid 3d interface.

Claystone makes tabbed browsing simple and intuitive.

Viigo / BlackBerry
2008-11 → 2010-06 — Director, Web Services

By 2010, when Viigo was acquired by RIM (makers of the BlackBerry) the company had added hundreds of partners, won numerous awards, signed marquee enterprise customers such as Oppenheimer, UBS, BAT, Scotts and more, and had delivered over 3MM downloads, becoming one of the most popular BlackBerry applications of all time.

Viigo
2007-12 → 2008-11 — Lead Web Developer

Viigo is revolutionizing the way users access information on their smartphone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, In one simple, fully customizable application.

ChickAdvisor
2006-05 → 2008-11 — Lead Developer

ChickAdvisor’s goal is to help women make better purchasing decisions by getting advice first on a wide range of topics from electronics to electrolysis.

Feature Creep Technology
2007-05 → 2007-12 — Intermediate PHP Developer

Feature Creep provides expert advice for companies whose software services facilitate the creation, distribution, organization, communication and engagement of end-users.

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