International Tech Student Communities in Pakistan 👨‍💻

Over the last 2 to 3 years, the international tech student communities making their way to Pakistan which Includes Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Community (MLSA) from Microsoft, Google Developer Student Club (GDSC) from Google, AWS Community Builder from Amazon, GitHub Campus Expert from GitHub, MLH fellowship by GitHub. These international communities or societies are playing major ROLE in developing international community relationship with all the other community members who are around the globe including Canada, Peru America, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, Mexico, India etc. These communities can also pave a way a lot more for international tech opportunities for Pakistani tech student who majorly studied or studying computer science, software engineer and information technology.

In this blog I am mentioning all the required information and useful if you want to become a part of any of the above mention communities and make the influence in your local community to become leaders in your own space and universities:

I can proudly say that I am GOLD Microsoft Learn Graduate Student Ambassador from Government College University, Lahore. I have learned and experience a lot more in my 2 years of time spam form January 2020 to January 2022. I have conduct various online and onsite sessions where I have talked about Cloud, Personal Branding, basic communication skills and a lot more which can help students to bring their own talent on Table either it’s related to communication, technical and non-technical skills.

You can apply for MLSA program to this link: https://studentambassadors.microsoft.com/

You can learn about my Journey as a MLSA:
https://fahadashiq30.medium.com/microsoft-learn-student-ambassador-journey-from-january-2020-to-june-2021-e9682da0b8a2

You can also read my Graduate Blog live on Microsoft Site:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/student-developer-blog/meet-a-recent-microsoft-learn-student-ambassador-graduate-fahad/ba-p/2757019

Google Developer Student Clubs (GDSC) are community groups for college and university students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a GDSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community.

You can apply for GDSC to this link: https://developers.google.com/community/gdsc/leads

The AWS Community Builders program offers technical resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities to AWS technical enthusiasts and emerging thought leaders who are passionate about sharing knowledge and connecting with the technical community.

Interested AWS builders should apply to the program to build relationships with AWS product teams, AWS Heroes, and the AWS community.

Throughout the program, AWS subject matter experts will provide informative webinars, share insights — including information about the latest services — as well as best practices for creating technical content, increasing reach, and sharing AWS knowledge across online and in-person communities. The program will accept a limited number of members per year. All AWS builders are welcome and encouraged to apply.

You can apply for AWS Community Builder Program to this link:
https://aws.amazon.com/ru/developer/community/community-builders/

GitHub Campus Experts is a GitHub Education initiative focused on providing leadership and community skills to student leaders on their campuses. A GCE (GitHub Campus Expert) is a student with the ability to improve the technical skills of its community.

📌Note: A GitHub Campus Expert is not a Git or GitHub expert or GitHub ambassador, that’s a common misconception.

Responsibilities

Our responsibility as GitHub Campus Experts is to build a strong technical community on our campuses. This can be achieved by running events, hackathons, meetings, workshops, study groups, or any other events where the students can improve their technical skills.

Benefits

GitHub is always providing tools and content that can help us build a better community and become better leaders, that’s why we constantly have webinars and trainings to improve our technical and soft skills, led by people from the industry but also by Campus Experts (yes, we also share the knowledge amongst us). Another important part of the GCE journey is the events, where GitHub supports us with swag and budget, the devas are always motivated with cool swag and delicious food 😅.

How to become a GCE

Now, I want to tell you a bit about my process of becoming a GCE ✨

Requirements

To become a GCE you need to fulfill three requirements:

  • To be studying at the university.
  • To be passionate about community building and technology (I’ll tell you later about my campus community).
  • To be at least 1 year away from your graduation.

Application

The first step is the online application. If you have the 3 requirements, you can fill the online application on GitHub’s Education website. in this stage, you will be asked about some basic info related to your community and your motivation to be a GCE.

You can apply to this link: https://githubcampus.expert/

At Major League Hacking (MLH) we know the power of hands-on learning first-hand. Every year, more than 135,000 aspiring technologists around the world participate in MLH events where they learn the skills that help them land jobs, launch startups, and everything in between. You can’t learn these necessary skills in most classrooms, which is why so many people take their education into their own hands and join our community every year.

The MLH Fellowship is a collection of programs designed to make learning these skills easy, fun, and fast. By pairing educational and fun content with practice experience, you can learn a lot in a very short period of time. Whether you’re looking to build out your initial portfolio of personal projects, polish up a project you’re passionate about, or start contributing to Open Source, we have a program for you.

You can apply for fellow from here:
https://www.tfaforms.com/4844143

That’s all for this blog. Keep growing Everyone ❤

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Fahad Ashiq ⚡

MCT and GOLD MLS Ambassador @ Microsoft ⚡| Ex SDG Lead @ Stacks Pakistan ✨ | Software Engineer 💻| Tech Enthusiastic 🚀 | Mentor @ MLSA Community Lahore 👨‍💻