Meet Mudasar Javed, a young entrepreneur from Australia. Mudasar is only 16 years old, however, he already runs his own company called ‘RA1N ENTERTAINMENT’. His parents are really happy about it, but also think that sometimes he spends too much time working and doesn’t do what kids of his age “should” be doing. Mudasar is passionate about AI, machine learning, neural networks, database design, hacking and everything related to programming. His preferred technology stack is C#, Java, Swift, JS, PHP, Ruby, and Python.
Mudasar started programming when he was only 11 years old. His elementary school had Lego Robotics club for students in grades 6+. Despite the fact that Mudasar was only in 5th grade, his teachers believed he had potential and allowed him to participate. Mudasar did not disappoint; instead, he became one of the best developers on the team and eventually was promoted to a team leader. He led his teammates to compete against older students and won a special prize at Australia’s First Lego League competition.
Working with Lego Mindstorms has sparked Mudasar’s interest and ignited his passion for programming. Mudasar’s desire to be the best in his field, his love for learning and constant self-improvement have allowed him to blossom and grow into a successful programmer in a short period of 5 years. However, Mudasar never stops learning. He continues to watch tutorials on YouTube and participates in courses on Udemy and Treehouse, In addition, he enjoys listening to Gary Vaynerchuk and Eric Thompson and draws his inspiration from successes of such giants as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates ,Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Gabe Newell.
Mudasar’s has created an app called ‘GWM – Find friends to game with‘. It’s a social network for gamers, featuring push notifications, messaging and search filters. It’s built using ReactNative, Sendbird, and Redux. Backendless provides the complete backend support for the application. Mudasar believes that Backendless allowed him to drastically reduce his stack since he does not have to code his app twice for both Android and iOS. Mudasar appreciated the fact that Backendless’s seamless integration with ReactNative allowed for reduced development time and therefore drastically improved productivity.
(UPDATE: We caught up with Mudasar again in 2019 to discuss Game With Me for our Backendless Spotlight. You can read that article here.)