A few of the Reboot winners
I have couriered most of the copies of Reboot to the winners but since I was going to Lahore on Monday I decided it would be cool to present the author-signed copies to as many of the winners there as I could. And so I did – to Sharjeel Ahmed Qureshi, Yaser Awan and Kashif Nawaz.
Here is a photo of me presenting Reboot to Sharjeel (yes that is Zafar Khan, CEO of Sofizar in the background wearing his TicketNest.com t-shirt. He is conversing with Hasan Rizvi, CEO of Five Rivers Technologies). There were about 30 of us at the Iftari/Dinner hosted by Naseer Akhter of Infotech at the Royal Palm in Lahore. It was great to see everyone.
Both these gents are the young people behind SeenReport – the citizen journalism site that has empowered many in this country to publish their photos and accounts of things they’ve seen. Some of the photos published on SeenReport have been picked up by international news media. It was a pleasure presenting Reboot to them.
I wonder why no-one took a picture of me presenting the book to Kashif Nawaz, CTO of Plabesk Solutions. Oh well, maybe he values his privacy.
So who’s this? This is Munir Usman, CEO of Pi Labs – a really bright individual who has worked on some really terrific local and international projects. Pi Labs is a small startup based in Karachi. Munir decided to drop in and collect his copy of Reboot from my office today so naturally I took a picture. 🙂
We will have a pizza party with the author for all the winners who are based in Karachi, right after Eid. Somehow we will also try and get him to Lahore. Keep tuned to this blog for further information. 😀
Just as I finished the post, Munir Usman (who is also an occasional blogger and a more regular mini-blogger) put up this picture of his reading list on Twitter. Hey Jawwad, Reboot shares the bookshelf with the likes of “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” and “The God Delusion”. Wow!
BTW Reboot is now also available on Amazon.com. Yippee.