Posted by Sabahat (iFaqeer) on March 15, 2010
We’ve been talking about initiating regular meetings of NEDians in the Bay Area. Over the last month or two, a few of us have been talking about taking the initiative and, as the saying goes, getting a room and getting things rolling.
We have booked a room for March 17th at Cisco for the first meeting.
Please consider coming. And please pass the word around. It’s high time we started bringing NEDians in Silicon Valley together regularly. We can decide on how frequently we do this and what we do at each gathering once we are together.
Also, as the mail says, please drop a line at sv@NEDians.org if you’re planning to come.
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Posted by admin on November 23, 2009
The date and venue for the 2010 International Convention of NEDians has been announced. It is being hosted by NEDEA, the NED Engineers Association based in Chicago, Illinois, in the USA. Details available so far are as follows:
July 30th to August 01, 2010
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Posted by Sabahat (iFaqeer) on November 18, 2009
Professor Nauman in his element—Photo courtesy Muhammad Akbar Sohail of Computer Systems Batch '87-88. Taken in August 2009.
Nauman Saahab is no more. The news was as sudden as it was devastating. And like a lot of people, I got it by means of a distribution list of my classmates from NED. Personally, I wasn’t as close to Professor Mohammad Nauman as some of my friends and classmates. But is almost a truism to say that one of the most important measures of a human being is the kind of relationships he or she develops with other human beings, and what kind of respect and affection he or she engenders in others. And in our broken public sector educational system in Pakistan, to find a teacher who commands the kind of adulation, almost, that Nauman Saahab did is very, very rare. He did something that even other, very respected, teachers don’t: he actually mentored students. Throw in the fact that all this was despite the fact that he held political views that, especially in the last decade or two, were not popular in our milieu, and the treasure that has been taken from us is made even more invaluable.
It bears mention here that Nauman Saahab was not just faculty, he was an NEDian himself—and as you will see from the tributes below, his prominence and engagement was not limited either to NED or engineering. He was a national figure. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »
Posted by Sabahat (iFaqeer) on May 5, 2009