Community Team Lead
Shoaib leads the UK Software Sustainability Institute’s community engagement activities and strategies. Graduating in Computer Science from the University of Manchester in 1997, he has worked in the commercial sector as a systems programmer and then as software developer, metadata architect and eventually a project manager at the Science and Facilities Technologies Council (STFC).
Shoaib has specific interest in building, managing and sustaining high-performance teams, distributed agile project management and the promotion of technical best practice in software products for use in research. He is a project manager by practice and training (holding a PMI PMP), and also serves in this capacity with the eScience Lab at the University of Manchester.
His work at the Institute includes oversight of the Fellowship Programme and the Collaborations Workshop (CW) series. He leads the Institute’s engagement with the WoSSS initiative and the Communities of Practice engagement programme. He has previously been involved with the Carpentries initiative as an instructor although now focuses more on policy matters and is a keen advocate of collaborative approaches to knowledge formation, such as speed blogging.
Field of expertise: Community Management, Event Organisation, Collaboration, Hack Days, Surveys, Software Sustainability Landscape, Connections