Xgrid’s First Collaborative Event With PWiC

31st December 2019 – Xgrid collaborated with Pakistan Women in Computing (PWiC) Islamabad Chapter to host a networking session on Full Stack Deep Dive, Building User Centric UIs. The purpose of this event was to facilitate meaningful networking with the pioneers of Full Stack and UI/UX world, provide a guided learning session on these domains and share the opportunities that lie within these horizons – which is also inline with PWiC’s vision to enable the community to connect, learn and grow together. It was attended by students, IT industry professionals, fresh graduates and representatives from academia.

The event kicked-off with PWiC’s introduction and the various milestones PWiC has achieved over the years with their presence across the world. The discussion on how UI/UX is a part and parcel of every modern application and the key differences between the two, was led by Waqas Khalil, Director MarCom & Design at Xgrid. Waqas also highlighted the key aspects of application design followed by real world examples from the industry champs and shared his insights regarding how UX first approach used within Xgrid has helped us excel in the frontend application development domain.

“Design is the central component of everything we do at Xgrid. Where UX is not just tied to application design (look and feel), it plays a key role in meeting user expectations while enhancing the experience and hence, cannot be decoupled from Full Stack”

Waqas Khalil – Director MarCom & Design

Later on, Abdulllah Khan, Director Core Engineering at Xgrid, took over the floor and provided his valuable insights on how to make intelligent decisions when choosing an application stack while working with various frameworks. He also shed light on development process used in-house by Xgrid and the effectiveness of the UX first approach in making the process more streamlined. The session concluded with a detailed walkthrough of one of the business-critical customer product developed at Xgrid. This demo was lead by Syeda Urooj Fatima, Full Stack Developer at Xgrid, where Urooj illustrated how the UI/UX and Full Stack development best practices shared by both the directors earlier, were incorporated at various levels of the product layers before packaging everything together.

This session was also attended by several remote attendees. The highlights for this event can be viewed by clicking here.

Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC) is a global community of women in technology fields hailing from Pakistan and their global allies, with the aim of collaborating, growing, inspiring, celebrating, mentoring and creating opportunities for each other. PWiC’s community goals are to build a strong network of Pakistan female technologists and their allies across the globe to promote Pakistani women in tech, increase their global reach and visibility, to foster growth and retention in STEM fields for the Pakistani community.

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