ahmad Ahmad Nassri Blog

In my spare time, I blog on Technology & Leadership

Google Glass, beyond the hype

Glass will be the first consumer ready computing device that takes away most of the physical limitations presented by keyboards, mice, and touch screens and allow us to operate our bodies freely and without constraint.

Opting into The Matrix

I often find myself spending time stressing over first-world problems: work stress, new house problems, a dog needing to be walked, commuting headaches, running late to meetings, or making the seemingly life-altering decision to get another puppy!

I get caught up. but every once in a while, a shocking reminder comes along and reminds me of a pivotal decision I made years ago.

The Story So Far: My Journey (Part 1)

As part of my application to the Founder Institute, I was posed the question: ‘Why do you want to be an entrepreneur?’ This is a retelling of some of my adventures growing up in Syria, up until arriving in Canada.

The Story So Far: My Journey (Part 2)

July 19, 2005 was the day I set foot in Canada for the first time. My family and I, having just emigrated from Syria, had never been to Canada prior to this day. Those first few months went by so fast, we were in a daze! Compared to Syria, everything was so different, yet in some ways, everything was so much the same!

Becoming a Technology Team Leader

Noah Brier, co-founder of Percolate, wrote an article for TechCrunch on Becoming An Engineering Manager, where he describes the job of being an engineering manager, he makes several good points that I agree with, I noticed that he was lacking in some parts of his message, and his use and description of the position of manager is something I strongly disagree with.

Scrum is dead: Exploring The New Open Development Method

Although Agile Methodologies may have made more sense when they were being developed in the early ’90s, much has changed over the years. Startups and businesses have work forces spread over many countries and time zones, making sharing offices more difficult for employees. As our workforce world evolves, our software development methods should evolve, too.

My Syrian Passport

This is my Syrian passport. To me, it represents the most significant milestone in my life: Leaving home behind and immigrating to Canada; It represents opportunity and the future.

Github GPG + Keybase PGP

Using Keybase.io PGP Keys for GPG signature verification on Github can be a bit tricky. Luckily, you can still use your Keybase.io on Github with a simple workaround, following these instructions

Alarm.com Camera Vulnerability Exposed

Alarm.com uses a Java web player to live-stream video from your home security cameras to your browser, the Java player source code is easily decompiled and can grant an attacker access to the camera and home network.