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New Dhanmondi, Dhaka Email:email@example.com Web: www.oazabir.com
Bangladesh MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org
Omar Al Zabir
Objective Develop exciting and creative applications that make difference in people‟s lives.
Experience 2005 to-date Pageflakes, Inc. San Francisco, CA, USA
Acquired by Live Universe, Inc – Founded by MySpace founder Brad Greenspan
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
www.pageflakes.com is a Web 2.0 personalizable Start Page, built on cutting edge
AJAX and .NET 2.0 technologies
Design Software Architecture, Database Architecture and Physical
Ensure scalability, reliability, availability and performance of the production
and partner websites
Run production environment
Head of operations in development centers in Bangladesh and Malaysia
2006 IntelliSoft Corporation Los Angeles, CA, USA
Developed a License SDK for .NET and Java products which any desktop and web
application can use to conveniently and securely enable licensing, hardware
protection and payment system in their product.
2006 Zereba PTY Ltd. Sydney, Australia
Developed a content subscription system which aggregates content from
heterogeneous systems (RSS Feeds, Medical records, Database, HTTP, FTP, File
System) and presents desired information to the user via a .NET 2.0 Smart Client.
2005 Tangible Engineering GmbH Germany
Developed a specialized UML designer for Tangible Architect (www.tangible.de)
using .NET 2.0
2005 - 2007 Somewhere in... Dhaka, Bangladesh
Head of Ideas
It‟s a Nordic company developing some really interesting solutions for the two
top most GSM Mobile Service Providers- Grameen Phone and AKTel. I work as a
technical consultant. They tell me what needs to be done, I tell them how it
needs to be done.
Somewhere in… is also the Escenic Bangladesh. Escenic (www.escenic.com) is a
Norwegian company that builds the most popular Content Management Solution
in Norway. Escenic, the CMS product built on J2EE, runs about 400 online
publication websites throughout the world. I worked with Escenic to build the
giant www.idg.no website that hosts Computer World, CIO, PC World Norge
2004 - 2005 Velocity Global Ltd. Houston, USA
Develop “HP Product Advisor” for Hewlett-Packard, USA.
Develop a .NET based new and advanced replacement site for largest prepaid
ATM site www.prepaidatm.com which has more than 171,000 card holders.
Develop www.MaxMoneyMail.com, a web-based credit earning system via
marketing emails. A solution for marketing emails without being considered as
1998 - 2005 Orion Technologies (Onirban) Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lead Software Architect
Work on outsourced projects from PCi Inc. (www.pciwiz.com) which has been
acquired by Bankers Systems (www.bankerssystems.com).
Working as a technical consultant in several projects developed for large
clients in US including Bank of America, Federal Reserved Bank, CitiBank, First
National Bank, Wells Fargo, WAMU.
Enhance existing product‟s security, performance, availability and scalability by
conducting continuous R&D on leading edge technologies
Developing Service Oriented Applications based on XML Web Service, SOAP
Develop solutions based on Visual Studio Team System. I have developed an
enhanced MS Project integration with VSTS for offshore development and also
a complete MS Outlook VSTS Add in for Team System which is more advanced
than MS Project/Excel add ins.
2002 to-2005 American International University- Bangladesh
Project Leader - Software Development Team
Developing a complete web-based university management solution which
includes web-based advising, registration, accounts, collaboration among
students and teachers
Provide technical support and consultancy to development team.
Develop .NET Smart Client based Administration application using VS 2005,
.NET 2.0 which talks to .NET 1.1 XML web services deployed on central server.
2004 - 2005 Vital Blue Solutions Dhaka, Bangladesh
Chief Technical Officer and Partner
Lead a .NET development team to work on outsourced projects from
Performance Marketing Agency (PMA), Las Vega, USA.
Lead a PHP development team to develop a web-based documentation and
publication system for Elegent Technologies, Texas, USA
Develop and implement own Object Relational Persistence layer in order to
reduce amount of code spent in data access layer and boost programmers
Develop and implement Content Management architecture for ASP.NET
applications in order to eliminate security, path and file organization problems
typical in regular web projects.
2002 to-2004 Zanala Bangladesh and BETS Dhaka, Bangladesh
Developed web-based international educational portal specialized for IELTS
and specialized test training including MCSD, OCP, SCJP etc.
Lead development team to implement leading-edge technologies using .NET
framework in order to meet the business agility required in their projects
Implemented Extreme Programming (XP) methodology which contributed a
significant boost in productivity and quality of deliverables.
Developed a real time web based customer support system which requires no
plugin, ActiveX or Java on client browser. Similar to LivePerson™ but works
without the Java Applet in order to support Windows XP and future version of
Windows which will have no Java VM.
1998-1999 CSL Software Resources Dhaka, Bangladesh
Developed several local projects using Visual Basic 6.0 and MS SQL Server
1993-1997 SAfeworks Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Started as a Junior Developer participating in commercial projects developed
in C++ and Borland C++ for Windows using Object Windows Library (OWL)
Developed a command based vector graphics drawing application in C for
DOS, similar to AutoCAD at that time.
Contributed in a graphical Bangla word processor made in C for DOS
My Book on ASP.NET 3.5
From O‟Reilly Press release:
If you think you're well versed in ASP.NET, think again. This
exceptional guide gives you a master class in site building with
ASP.NET 3.5 and other cutting-edge Microsoft technologies. You learn
how to develop rock-solid web portal applications that can withstand
millions of hits every day while surviving scalability and security
pressures -- not just for mass-consumer homepages, but also for
dashboards that deliver powerful content aggregation for enterprises.
My truly unique, Golden Web Award winner + 58 top web
awards winning web site:
(Internet Explorer only)
My blog that shows my work and interest: http://msmvps.com/blogs/omar
Self-developed Open Source Projects
UFrame – DIV meets the IFRAME
Google IG like Web 2.0 AJAX Start Page
Freehand Sketch enabled multi user UML diagram designer
RSS Feed Aggregator & Blog tool with Outlook integration
Store Front 2004 – ASP.NET postback concept simulated in JSP & JSF
Fast, Scalable, Streaming AJAX Proxy - continuously deliver data from across domains
Build Google IG like Ajax Start Page in 7 days using ASP.NET Ajax and .NET 3.0 (Super hit!)
10 ASP.NET Scalability and Performance Secrets
ASP.NET AJAX under the hood secrets
StickOut - .NET 2.0, VSTS, Outlook Addin, MS Word/Excel integration
Deployment made simple with Powershell
Using COM safely inside "using" block without requiring interop assembly
MSDN - Creating MS Office style architecture for your .NET applications:
An ideal .NET 2.0 Smart Client working with .NET 1.1 SOA based web service collection
(CodeProject Smart Client development contest winner)
RSS Feed Aggregator & Blog Tool
Distributed Command Pattern - a new design pattern
IDisposable, safe, latebound strongly typed COM – no more interop assemblies
Simulate Windows Service using plain ASP.NET in shared hosting environment
SwitchNetConfig - Laptop users, quickly switch network and proxy configuration in different
Convert HTML to XHTML and clean unnecessary tags and attributes
All my projects and summary
Project Name Summary
1. Pageflakes .NET + Web 2.0 Ajax Start Page. www.pageflakes.com
Pageflakes Ltd, USA AJAX
1. HP Product Advisor Flash & Graphically rich animated expert system which
Hewlett-Packard, USA XML simulates the expertise of HP Server Product
experts to the customers for convenient decision
making on product purchase.
2. VS Team System Products .NET 2.0 Enhance MS Project integration with VSTS for
PCi Corporation, USA better Offshore project management. Develop MS
Outlook add in to integrate it with VSTS including
email, task, and appointments.
3. Smart UML .NET Freehand sketch enabled multi-user UML diagram
Open Source designer. Best for Tablet PC
4. RSS Feeder .NET RSS Feed aggregator & Blog Tool - Newspaper
Open Source view, Outlook style 3 pane view, Store feeds in
Outlook folder. No Outlook overhead, hang or
delay. Blog to Wordpress/.Text/Movabletype/B2.
Newsgator import. Auto Update. Post to weblog
from Outlook folders.
5. WizEnterprise .NET XML Webservice based service oriented application
PCi Corporation, Boston, USA providing Edit Check, Geocoding, Submission, Flood
analysis, OFAC and Reporting service for Large and
medium banks in USA.
6. Loanexchange J2EE Provides community banks with an open, secure
Medici, Boston, USA and neutral market for commercial loan
7. Virtual University with .NET Web & Smart Client based solution for complete
total University Automation university automation including web-based
www.aiub.edu registration, councelling, distant study and Smart
Client administration application.
8. Project Officer’s PHP Web-based collaborative book authoring, editing
Handbook and publishing system with rich editing UI,
Elegent Technologies, Texas, compliance check and workflow management
9. Property Sales .NET Web-based inventory and sales management
Automation system for real-estate companies
Association, Las Vegas, USA
10. Documenter Visual It enables loan officers and administrators to
Medici, Boston, USA Basic accurately and efficiently automate production of
transaction specific loan documents from the initial
commitment/proposal letter through completion of
UCC-1 Financing Statements
11. CRAWiz Visual CRA Wiz is an easy-to-use very powerful, software
PCi Wiz, Boston, USA Basic tool that analyzes the distribution of lending and
deposits using tables, graphs, and maps
12. eWiz J2EE EWiz is a service that provides all of the above
PCi Wiz, Boston, USA analysis capabilities of the Wiz software and data
but without requiring the client to either own or
operate the software.
13. Sales Force Automation J2EE Web based complete Sales Automation Portal
Portal Xavient, USA
14. FundRunner Visual Financial Interactive's products provide specialized
Financial Interactive, USA Basic solutions for client relations, investor reporting,
fund analytics/reporting, website design and
implementation, compliance management, and
private equity tracking
15. FLCA Visual Incorporates the latest issues raised in Federal and
PCi Corporation, USA Basic state investigations and provides corrective
feedback scoring to the Challenge taker
16. www.e-versity.com .NET Web-based online educational institute specialized
BETS, Bangladesh in IELTS Training and certification tests like MCSD,
OCP, SCJP etc
17. www.ezpay-online.com .NET Online secure, reliable, instant pre-paid payment
BETS, Bangladesh solution first ever in Bangladesh with own pre-paid
18. Enterprise Exchange .NET Web based Knowledge Management System for
collecting and organizing digital resources within an
19. PMTC Web Web site (www.pmtc.demon.co.uk)
Project Management and Technical Consultant, UK
20. Mission of Mercy Web Web site (www.mercybangladesh.org)
Mission of Mercy Bangladesh, USA
21. Multimedia Local Multimedia Tourism promotional product with
music, video and hundreds of photos
22. Multimedia Multimedia Edutainment software for teaching
alphabets, poems, stories to pre-school kids
23. Multimedia Multimedia Edutainment software for teaching
Chemistry to teenagers with audio, video and 3D
24. Multimedia Multimedia Astronomy Education for teenagers with
audio, video and 3D animation
25. Digital Path Portal Web Web Portal
Digital Path Ltd. Bangladesh
26. Voice Keeper System Visual TCP/IP based distributed billing solution for Voice
Administration Basic Keeper VoIP system
Digital Path Ltd. Bangladesh
27. US Mission Recreation Visual Inventory System for USMRA
Association Inventory System Basic US Mission Recreation Association, USA
28. Rent It! Visual Generic customizable inventory system
Basic CSL Software Resources, Ltd.
Most of my recent developments are in .NET platform including ASP.NET AJAX,
Smart Clients, XML Webservices and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
implementation. Besides my .NET skill, I am well equipped with a rigorous
development background in J2EE solutions. I have also built Distributed
Solutions for Banks using Visual Basic utilizing COM+.
My key role has been to develop software and physical deployment architecture
for all of my projects. I am well experienced in implementing design patterns in
real life scenarios and gained enough experience in their practical merits and
demerits through real life implementations.
IT & Security Expertise
I have real world experience in maintaining full proof secure Windows Servers
with IIS, DNS, FTP and SQL Server on public network under constant attack. I
have worked as IT Administrator and deployed domain based network in a
University having intranet & public website using Windows Sharepoint Services,
Live Communication Server for instant communication between employees,
Exchange server with Outlook integration on employees‟ desktops (around 150
desktops on 5 geographically distributed campuses). Such experience has
significantly affected my software architecture design approaches and decisions.
I have done extensive research on Usability Testing of web solutions and have
implemented them in my recent web projects with great success.
Automated testing, unit testing using NUnit, system and integration testing and
QA are also my key interest areas. I am experienced in implementing source
control using Subversion, StarTeam and Source Safe. I am currently doing
extensive R&D on Visual Studio Team System for offshore development.
Analytical Problem solving
I have taken participation in several programming contests including ACM
Programming Contests which have helped me develop a sound background in
solving analytical problems.
I am a technical Leader. Throughout my development career, I have worked as
a technical leader, delivering cutting-edge technologies to my team members
and guiding them to make their way to successful implementations.
Program Management Skills
I have developed technical specs for most of my foreign projects. Developing
functional specs, project timeline and „making it happen in time‟ are also my
In last 5 years, being a technical consultant, I have taken nearly 300 interviews
for recruiting programmers for my companies.
I have to maintain communication with my clients at US for all of my projects. I
have the skill to effectively collect requirements from clients and pass them to
the developers till successful implementations and finally returning customers
exactly what they want.
Community Building - .NET User Group www.dotnetusergroup.com
I am the president of .NET user group in Bangladesh authorized by International
.NET Association (www.ineta.org)
I provide technical presentations in seminars and workshops regarding .NET,
performance, security and scalability. I also used to run a training service for
software developers who are actively working in real projects in order to
improve their architectural skills and broaden their technical know how.
I have designed user interface for desktop solutions and also web projects
following user interface guidelines from very well known User Experience
Experts. I have extensive skill in Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash and
Awards Best Competitor, First Programming Contest in Bangladesh, 1992
Received I received the Best Competitor award in the First National Programming
Contest arranged by Computer Jagat in Bangladesh. I stood first in my own
group and achieved highest mark of all competitors in all groups. All the
prominent dailies, IT magazines and most popular TV shows highlighted my
Best Thesis Award, B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2005
I have received the best thesis award for my thesis project on a sketch
enabled multi-user real time collaborative UML designer.
12th in National Computer Programming Contest (NCPC), 1998
I achieved 12th place in National Programming Contest (NCPC) in Bangladesh
when I was in school. The contest was for Universities only. But due to my
outstanding programming background, I was nominated to take part in this
Honorary Editor, Computer Jagat
For my extraordinary contribution in software development field, “Computer
Jagat” the topmost IT magazine in Bangladesh, made me Honorary Editor for
`Best Software Award’ by Notre dame College, 1997 and 1998
My multimedia projects won 1st prize in 1997 and 1998 and they were
rewarded the „Best Software‟ award by Notre dame college, Dhaka,
Bangladesh. These projects were highlighted in several IT magazines and TV
2001 - 2002 Golden Web Awards
My personal site www.oazabir.com has won the prestigious Golden web
award by International Association of Webmasters and Designers along with
other 58 top web awards.
I have been writing in local IT magazines regularly since 1993 on various topics
including Design patterns, Unified Modeling Language(UML), WML, HTML, ASP,
JSP, Java Programming, Edutainment Software for children as well as various
Microsoft based technologies like DirectAnimation, ASP, Microsoft Transaction
Server, .NET framework, Advanced Visual Basic programming.
I published an educational multimedia CD in 1998 which contains four award
winning titles developed by my team - 'Oboshor Group'. This CD has drawn
much interest in foreign Bangladeshi communities as well as in local market.
Certification Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual C#
Awards received on 2006, 2007 and 2008
Microsoft Certified Application Developer – Charter Member
Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
MCP ID: 2572373
Education B.Sc. in Computer Science
American International University-Bangladesh (www.aiub.edu)
CGPA: 3.88 out of 4
Biography Date of Birth: Sep 5, 1982
Nationality: Bangladeshi by born
Interests Long Drive, visiting rural areas and natural resorts, reading books, watching
documentaries on Discovery and National Geographic Channel, 3D animated
References Will gladly furnish personal and professional references on request