Welcome to the personal website of Hasnaeen Rizvi Rahman - a billion years old soul, nearly forty years old creature, twenty years old engineer, a decade old entrepreneur + business strategist, perpetual problem solver and aspiring polymath.
Born into a working class family in the peaceful 80s when Dhaka had fresh air and much lesser population.
Early childhood passion included drawing, sketching, playing chess and yes - reading. Grew up to be an avid reader with a personal library of 3000+ books, as of now.
Became national runner-up in the Bata School Chess Championship, and retained the runner-up title in the National School Chess Championship in the following year.
Came in contact with my first computer, as a surprise gift from my father. Jumped into self-learing computer programming and mastered several programming languages in a few weeks, just by reading books. Languages included QBasic, FoxPro, Visual Basic, Pascal and C/C++.
Continued my quest of diving deep into the world of technologies and built numerous software tools just out of sheer curiosity. Built turn-based games, music players, video recorders, management tools, database applications, AI bots, physics simulations and so on. The hobby turned into an obsession. Had finished writing 100+ small desktop applications before getting into university.
While still in high-school, sold my first commercial software application to a local merchandising company (AKA buying house) at a cost of BDT 1 lac.
Enrolled into North South University for pursuing a bachelors degree in computer science. Beside excelling in the academics, spent a huge amount of time during this period mastering real-time graphics programming using OpenGL and DirectX, and built my very own game engine that had 2D/3D graphics renderer, AI, physics, music, networking and low-level input-handling components. Tried to form a company along with some fellow mates, but that failed badly.
Many things happened.
Dropped out of school, came back to Bangladesh, partnered with a Swedish enterprise client, founded my first company, and set up office.
Astha IT was born. A first-generation entrepreneur. At only 25 years of age.
Fell in love and got married.
Business expanded to US and Australia. Won awards in 2013 from BASIS for being the best outsourcing company in the country. This happened again in 2014.
Joined board as a partner in an American cloud computing company called SaaS Ventures, that produced for big names like Bizgenics Foundation, MIT and United States government. This video tells everything.
Astha IT reached a major milestone and celebrated its 10th year of operation in a grand style.
Started founding a series of startups for the 21st century Bangladesh. More details will be added in near future.
Became a father of a beautiful daughter - the best achievement so far.