Hi there!

I’m Jibran, a web developer based in Dubai

I currently work at Felix, an insure-tech startup. We are the regions first fully digital insurance brokerage. We are trying to be the Zappos of the insurance world, aiming to Deliver Happiness with every interaction.

Seriously, we are hella focused on providing the best customer service possible.

And while I’m very proud and happy of my day job, that’s all I’m going to talk about it. This site is about me!

Who am I?

I’m a 30ish guy from Pakistan, who moved to Dubai in 2013 to work on some wicked cool web development projects. In the time I have been here, I have had the good luck of working with the badass teams at:

  • Dubizzle – the biggest classifieds platform in the Middle East region. I worked as a junior software developer here.
  • JustProperty.com – one of the largest property listings portal here in the UAE. I worked as a technical team lead here.
  • MyFelix – the insurance brokerage of the future. I’m the head of technology here.

My primary web development tool is the Django framework using the Python language. I am also the DevOps guy in my current job. Not only do I know how to build an application, I also know how to deploy it to the cloud. How cool is that!

If you’re looking for a more professional introduction to me, checkout my LinkedIn profile.

What else?

I’ve written a book on Django. It’s not the most positively received book out there, but it was my first shot at writing something of this size, and I’m very proud of the fact that I completed and published it. Maybe someday I’ll write another one which will be better. Not sure yet.

I occasionally blog here. But I’m not regular with it. When I have a thought that I just need to get onto paper (or screen here) I write. But I don’t follow any set interval for blogging.

I also like photography, and when I occasionally travel, I like to take a lot of photographs and put them online.