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I am building software of Internet Scale.
I’m a software engineer specializing in building (and occasionally designing) large scale Distributed systems & Softwares. I have an entrepreneurial mindset and I am interested in building exceptional products & experiences.
I’m back to school one more time and I am working towards my Masters In Computer Science from George Mason University .
Hello! My name is Gufran and I enjoy building software that is scalable, robust, and secure by design. My interest in software development started back in 2012 when I tried to build a simple website.
During my college days, I heavily got interested in building Community Platform for Developers, Ednsquare — Blogging & QnA Platform It serves as a playground for developers to learn & share knowledge.
Fast-forward to today, and I’ve had the privilege of working on large-scale enterprise software and solving challenging problems for customers. I also works with a few early stage startups. I also have worked on building new products and services at IBM Cloud Platform
Over the course of time, I got the chance to work on various technology and frameworks, but I am more interested in building exceptional softwares rather than just being attached to specific framework or technology and I believe in Software Craftsmanship. Here are a few areas of computing that I am interested in
- Distributed Systems & Networking
- Confidential/Trustless Computing
- Software Architecture and Design
- High Performance Computing
Where I’ve Worked
Graduate Student @ George Mason University
Aug 2022 - Present
- I am working towards my Masters In Computer Science and my focus areas are Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Networks and Infrastructure.
- I am hacking on CPU Architectures and Trusted Executions Environments (TEE) features. Workload Isolation, Physical Memory Protection to secure the data in use.
- Exploiting the TEE features to build secure computation plan such as Confidential Virtual Machines, Confidential Containers and Confidential Kubernetes etc.
- Link to the Github repository - https://github.com/gufranmirza/confidential-containers
These are all the talks I have given over the past couple years. Mostly on location, sometimes remote.
Go-routines Scheduling and Threading
This talk is all about Internals of go-routines, threading & scheduling
Golang Concurrency Bugs
This talk is all about different types of concurrency bugs in Golang. Common pitfalls one will face while writing concurrent programs in Golang, and solutions to some of common concurrency bugs.
Securing Cloud Native Workloads with Istio
In this talk, we will explore how to secure the communication between the services with TLS/mTLS encryption. Securing Ingress/Egress gateways and cross-service communication within different namespaces, blocking unwanted traffic, closing unused ports.
Open Source Projects
Below are the list of the projects that I have built, and open sourced. Most of these projects are Starter Kits & POCs that I built internally for experimentation and later open sourced it.
Event Streaming Pipeline for Cloud Native Workloads
This POC is built with the goal to collect events/logs from the host systems such as Kubernetes, Docker, VMs, etc. A buffering layer is added to buffer events from the collector
Go Restful API Boilerplate Starter Kit
The goal of this boilerplate is to have a solid and structured foundation to build microservices in Golang. It has an inbuilt authentication backend.
NextJS Frontend Boilerplate Starter Kit
Production grade boilerplate for starting the frontend project. Using NextJS, including user authentication.
Get In Touch
Although I’m not currently looking for any new opportunities, my inbox is always open. Whether you have a question or just want to have discussion about some cool tech trend or a product, feel free to drop me a message, I’ll try my best to get back to you!