I have spoken at various events in the past, ran workshops and training sessions. These talks are a mix of my work with Google Map Maker and technologies especially Web Development.
Google Maps & Digital Landscape of Pakistan
Google DevFest LUMS, Lahore – 2019
I shared the stage with many amazing people to tell the stories of Google Maps and how hundreds of passionate volunteers mapped to shape the digital landscape of Pakistan on Google Maps.
Google Maps: Drawing from clean slate
University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore – 2019
I was invited to present to an amazing group of students of University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore – to share stories of mapping from time at Google Map Maker and all about on how Google Maps are drawn and how Google has mapped cities and countries.
Citizen mapping: impact of crowd-sourced contributions on local populations
Google Big Tent Sendai – 2011
I was invited along with Omer Sheikh, a fellow mapper to highlight our mapping efforts through Google Map Maker during couple of natural disasters that helped facilitate relief and rescue efforts on grounds for various agencies such as UNITAR/UNOSAT.
Mapper Stories: Pakistan
Google Geo Users Summit Singapore – 2011
The Summit hosted Google Map Maker Mappers, Geo Modelers, Panoramio Enthusiasts from Asia Pacific to celebrate their contribution in crowd-sourced efforts and to set new strategies to increase community engagement.
Mapper Stories: Pakistan
Google Map Maker Regional Conference Dubai – 2011
The Regional Conference brought most active cartographers together to meet, have fun and learn from each other. Teams and individuals from each region presented their interesting stories of mapping and how digital maps have helped their regions.
Disaster Response, case of Pakistan / Map Maker for mobile, some thoughts
Africa Supper Mappers Conference, Kenya – 2010
I was invited along with Faraz Ahmad, a fellow mapper at Google Map Maker to share our experience and strategies we adapted to rapidly map Pakistan – with keeping up the quality. This helped attendees learn different methodologies towards digital cartography of Africa.
All you need is a map and some goodwill
TEDx Lahore – 2010
I was invited along with Omer Sheikh at TEDx Lahore 2010 to speak about improtance of open access to public information and data – especially during times of natural disasters. We spoke about the struggle faced by agencies due to limited and restricted availability of information and data.