Zeerak Ahmed

Zeerak is interested in the social and cultural impacts of technology. Zeerak’s work at Microsoft and various startups across the US and Pakistan spanned search software, open data systems, educational games, music streaming, and health. During the MDE program, he worked on methodologies for better design and use of technology in the public domain, attempting to understand technology’s social impacts, and to increase design understanding of the developing world. This resulted in Matnsaz, a project to develop Urdu keyboards and language technology for the Arabic script. Zeerak continues to work on Matnsaz, while also serving as a Senior Design Lead at Amazon.

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