Hasnaeen Rizvi Rahman

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.

1983

Born into a working class family in the peaceful 80s when Dhaka had fresh air and much lesser population.

Throughout the 80s

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.

1990

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.

1998

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++.

1999 - 2001

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.

2001

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.

2001 - 2004

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.

2005

Many things happened.

  • Published two international research papers on Fuzzy Logic and Vision Systems of a Mobile Robot, latter on IEEE.
  • Built a functional autonomous land-rover vehicle (a mobile robot) as the final year thesis project.
  • Passed graduation a summa-cum-laude.
  • Got my first job in a Dutch-based offshore software company. My first resume of 2005 is here.

2007

After spending 2 years in the industry and building products for Giarte, Thompson Reuters and Orbitax, decided to pursue a masters degree in Sweden’s Chalmers University with full scholarship.

2008

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.

2012

Fell in love and got married.

2009 - 2015

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.

2017

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.

2018

Astha IT reached a major milestone and celebrated its 10th year of operation in a grand style.

2019

Started founding a series of startups for the 21st century Bangladesh. More details will be added in near future.

2019

Became a father of a beautiful daughter - the best achievement so far.

Future

  • Complete the quest of “একশৃঙ্গ অভিযান” no matter how long it takes. It's a code. Can anyone decipher it?
  • Author my first novel and publish it by 2021. And continue writing.
  • Help people and country with everything I have.

To get in touch, write to hasnaeen@asthait.com