Haris Nadeem

Community Builder & Technologist

About Me

Picture taken by Rohail Khan

Hi there! This is Haris Nadeem, a passionate technologist and marketer who has spent the last 17+ years working on the Internet building high-traffic websites πŸš€ around Android, gaming and computers in general. On the side, I work with Google to empower the local developer community πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» with latest technologies.

I’m a seasoned SEO and content monetization consultant who has helped online businesses monetize their web properties and make more money πŸ’Έ.

As a technology community builder, I’ve spent the last 10+ years of my life growing the developer community in Lahore, helping both students and professionals learn important technical skills and build their careers. As part of this, I’ve focused my efforts on three fronts:

  • Enabling students by bridging the gap between industry and academia by collaborating with universities often to organize student jams and codelabs, as well as work with administrators to push modern technologies in university curriculum.
  • Highlighting top developers in Pakistan by engaging them for talks and other sessions, recognizing them for their skills and efforts, as well as allowing others to learn from them.
  • Engaging developers at all levels to build a dynamic and diverse community of engineers for mutual learning and growth.

Currently, I’m also working as a Gaming & Esports Consultant at Bramerz Digital where I collaborate and execute impactful gaming initiatives for the well-being of esports athletes and build a community of professional players in Pakistan.

You can read more about me and my thoughts on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Fun Fact: I have never had an office or a formal workspace. All these years, I have worked out of coffee shops and co-working spaces hopping from one place to another. This has allowed me to always build remote-first companies and manage my team remotely.

Why This Blog?

I wanted to may be set up a Notion public page of all my cool findings online, but instead decided to write and share here. I have always wanted to maintain a personal blog and write more, but the plan falls back every time when I get busy with a project.

Going to give this one more shot and see how it goes over the next few months.


I’m married to Hafsa Zulfiqar, who currently runs “By Hafsa Zulfiqar” from home. Previously, she ran a specialty coffee shop and bakery cafe called “Vanilla by Hafsa Zulfiqar” (2022-2023) where I helped her from time to time.

I’m based out of Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°.

My Education

Not many know this, but I dropped out of university in my final year. This was back in 2016. I was getting a bachelors degree in Computer Sciences but eventually decided to drop out so I could focus more on my online businesses.

This was one of the best decisions I took. No regrets there! πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ


These are some highlights of what projects I’m currently working on:

Google Developer Group (GDG), Lahore

Community Manager β€’ 2012 – Present

DevFest Lahore 2023 - Main Conference Hall
DevFest Lahore 2023 by Google Developer Group Lahore

As the lead for GDG Lahore, my team has organized 85+ meetups, codelabs, hackathons and large-scale conferences around various Google and non-Google technologies. Moreover, I…

  • Grew the community from the first 30 members in 2012 to 30,000+ members over the past 12 years, reaching over 100,000+ developers in total through in-person and online channels, and saw an average of 10% year-over-year growth.
  • Focused efforts on diversity and inclusion, pushing for at least 50% attendance from women and minorities.
  • Helped core team reach over 1M+ people through code and content contributions on developer networks such as GitHub and Stack Overflow.
  • Collaborated with 50+ partners (including universities, startups, accelerators, software agencies, govt. programs) over speakers, agenda, budget, and more for the successful execution of events.
  • Partnered with brands like Coca-Cola, Nestle, Telenor, Uber, GitHub, PUBG (Tencent), Vivo Mobile, Pepsi, Nescafe, Red Bull, JetBrains etc. for sponsorships and in-kind support, raising over $50,000 in sponsorships over the years.
  • Developed strong connections with major software companies, early-stage startups, govt. officials, industry executives, academia, and the top developers in the country for collaboration purposes.

Bramerz Digital

Gaming & Esports Consultant β€’ 2023 – Present

Bramerz Digital
Bramerz Digital

In December 2023, I took on a very interesting project with Bramerz Digital. My background in casual and competitive gaming gives me a deep understanding of professional game players and what all they require to thrive in a place like Pakistan and compete globally with other players.

I work with players for all popular games i.e. Tekken 8, and PUBG Mobile.

In this role, I’ve:

  • Worked with and raised sponsorships from premium local and international brands like Samsung, Outfitters, Tapal Tea, and IGN Pakistan for K2 Gamer Pakistan.
  • Recently led the successful organization of ‘5v5 Mayhem,’ a premier Tekken 8 esports event in Lahore, Pakistan, featuring top-tier talent from the Pakistani community of Tekken players.
  • Also, led the successful organization and execution of “Khan Imran’s Power Crusher 1.0,” a first-of-its-kind Tekken 8 competition featuring elite talent from the greater Punjab (Pakistan) area and achieving significant community participation. This was an official Dojo event, approved by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

P.S. The screenshot you see above of the Bramerz Digital website, it was built entirely by me, including copywriting. This was the first website I built using all the powerful new features of WordPress Site Editor (FSE) and patterns it offers. It was built using my favourite WordPress block theme – Ollie.


In the past…


Founder & Chief Editor β€’ 2020 – 2022

I started BRGeeks, a website focusing on gaming content, particularly related to popular titles such as Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Elden Ring. Me and my team also covered news about game updates and their patch notes releases for various PlayStation, Xbox, and PC games.

At its peak, the website received 1M+ visitors every month. We worked with game publishers to review their latest games and with various PR agencies to cover and review tech gadgets related to gaming i.e. handheld controllers, attachments etc.

Team Android

Founder & Chief Editor β€’ 2012 – 2023

I founded Team Android. This was a technology blog about modifying and reviewing Android phones, tablets and accessories with a readership of over 2M+ monthly readers, managed entirely from Pakistan. As part of this blog:

  • Developed relations with local and international Android manufacturers
  • Reviewed a crazy number of Android phones and tablets (I have boxes full of Android phones in my store!)
  • Covered an extensive list of custom ROMs from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 12.
  • Managed a team of Android enthusiasts and content writers who contributed regularly
  • Built a readership of millions of monthly readers who enjoyed modifying their Android devices

Connect with Me

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and my journey. If you’re interested in collaborating, have any questions, or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out. You can connect with me on LinkedIn, follow me on Twitter or drop me a message using the Contact page.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Page updated on: July 17, 2024