I started to do programming when I was 12. At that time, I used to program in BASIC. Then, I learned some COBOL by seeing my brother programming in COBOL and a little VB as well. When I was 16, I participated in the National Software Competition held by CSP(Computer Society of Pakistan) in collaboration with Phillips. Alhamdulillah, I got 1st prize in it. Then I was sent to Singapore by CSP along with two other fellows, Zeeshan Zia and Ashar Akhtar. We participated in the ISSC(International Schools Software Competition). That was a nice trip, although we could not get any good ranking there.