About Me

Hi there. My name is Ahmad and I am a 16 year old Muslim living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Yes, I do live in Africa, and no, I don't ride elephants while trying to evade lions.
I have many interests and hobbies, far too many to list here.
I am currently studying blockchain development and am also an IoT systems designer. I am the youngest qualified technician of security products in South Africa. I started working in the security industry in 2015, when I was only 13. Prior to that I used to help out in office administration.
I am also studying computer programming, and I know C++ and Python. I also know HTML, CSS and Javascript, though web designing isn't exactly my cup of tea.
I've also dabbled in cybersecurity and digital forensics.
I've been interested in aviation from a very early age, and am an aspiring pilot.
I'm also a tech geek and enjoy reading, writing, and watching YouTube videos about consumer electronics.
I also enjoy videography and horse riding, and often upload GoPro footage of my horse-riding lessons on YouTube.

Work

Founder and Director

PC Cyber Solutions 2018 - Present

Videographer / Video editor

Freelance 2017 - Present

Operations manager

PC Tactical 2016 - Present

Technical manager

Pearl Coral Urban Solutions 2015 - Present

Community Work

Founder and Volunteer

Help SA

Founder and volunteer at Help SA, a small non-profit organization focused on empowering people in need.

Mentor

Code Club Johannesburg

Mentoring at Code Club Johannesubrg since the last 3 years, which aims to teach children computer programming for free.

Volunteer and Admin

freeCodeCamp Johannesburg

Helped establish the freeCodeCamp Johannesburg chapter. I facilitate meetups and am the admin of the freeCodeCamp Johannesburg Facebook Group.

Volunteer

Sandton Community Policing Forum

Volunteer at Sandton Community Policing Forum. Worked on various community projects such as raising awareness about crime, and educating the community on how to handle yourself in the event of a crime, as well as drug awareness campaigns.

Founder and Admin

Community WhatsApp Groups

I helped my father create and am an admin of the Sandton Community WhatsApp group, one of the first of its kind in South Africa. The aim of this group is to keep the community on the lookout for suspicious activity and to help mobilize local emergency services quickly and efficiently.
Since then, I have helped create and and am an admin of various community WhatsApp groups, notably the HelpSA Travellers group, which aims to provide travellers with information and assistance via a network of volunteers throughout the country.

Education

Advanced C++

Udemy 2018

Advanced C++ course.
Certificate

Ethical hacking from scratch

Udemy 2018

Introductory course to Ethical Hacking for complete beginners.
Certificate

C++ for beginners

Udemy 2017

C++ course for complete beginners.
Certificate

Building a single-page website in Adobe Muse CC

Lynda.com 2017

Intermediate Adobe Muse course with a focus on building a single-page website.
Certificate

Adobe Muse CC Essential Training

Lynda.com 2016

Introductory course to Adobe Muse.
Certificate

Promise certified professional

Promise Technologies 2016

Product knowledge and networking training to be recognized as a Promise certified professional. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Gate motor troubleshooting

Centurion Systems 2016

Gate motor troubleshooting training with a focus on Centurion motors. Part of security product training.
Certificate

V-Series gate motor installation

Centurion Systems 2016

Gate motor installation training with a focus on Centurion V-series motors. Part of security product training.
Certificate

D-Series gate motor installation

Centurion Systems 2016

Gate motor installation training with a focus on Centurion D-series motors. Part of security product training.
Certificate

D-Series Controllers

Centurion Systems 2016

Product knowledge about Centurion D-series controllers. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Paradox Digiplex Evo

Spectrum Security 2016

Advanced alarm system training with a focus on Paradox Digiplex Evo products. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Paradox Magellan and Spectra

Spectrum Security 2016

Advanced alarm system training with a focus on Paradox Magellan and Spectra products. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Shooting a Hyperlapse Time-Lapse

Lynda.com 2015

Intermediate time-lapse course focusing on shooting hyperlapse.
Certificate

Shooting a Time-Lapse from a window

Lynda.com 2015

Intermediate time-lapse course focusing on shooting time-lapse from a window.
Certificate

Shooting a Time-Lapse with the camera in motion

Lynda.com 2015

Intermediate time-lapse course focusing on shooting time-lapse while the camera is in motion.
Certificate

Creating Time-Lapse video

Lynda.com 2015

Introductory course on the fundamentals of shooting and post-processing time-lapse video.
Certificate

Documentary Editing with Adobe Premiere Pro

Lynda.com 2015

Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro course with a focus on documentary editing.
Certificate

Introductory electric fence training

Nemtek 2015

Introduction to electric fencing. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Advanced access control

Regal Group 2015

Advanced biometric access control training. Part of security product training.
Certificate

CCTV Remote connection

Regal Group 2015

Advanced CCTV remote connection. Part of security product training.
Certificate

IDS X-series

Regal Group 2015

Advanced alarm system training with a focus on IDS X-series products. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Alarm detectors

Regal Group 2015

Introduction to alarm detector technology and product knowledge. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Basic access control

Regal Group 2015

Introduction to access control products with a focus on biometric sensors. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Basic IP Networking

Regal Group 2015

Introduction to IP Networking. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Basic CCTV Camera training

Regal Group 2015

Introduction to CCTV camera systems. Part of securty product training.
Certificate

Basic electronics

Regal Group 2015

Introduction to basic electronics. Part of security product training.
Certificate

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Essential Training

Lynda.com 2015

Introductory course to Adobe Premiere Pro.
Certificate

Python for Everybody

PY4E.com 2015

Introductory course to Python for complete beginners.

Skills

I like to dabble and experiment in a lot of things. From web development with Django, to cybersecurity and digital forensics, I have tried my hand at different things.

  • C++
  • Python
  • Web Development
  • Linux
  • Server Administration
  • Cloud Services
  • videography
  • Video Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Security Products
  • Cybersecurity

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Get In Touch.

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