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I really want to thank the community here who has mentored me and taught me to code. I am specially thankful to my friends Pete O' Hanlon and Adam Hill, who were instrumental in supporting me through me difficult times and disappointments.
After I was down due to the fact that I was not rewarded as par expectations in PerC challenge, Pete told me that as a developer I should take pride that we have done something that is closed to my heart and must enjoy the experience in coding such a complex project.
Adam have been an extremely important friend who has guided me with UI design. He has taught me what a design means and how to develop taste. How to work with responsiveness.
The works of Marcilio, Sasha in WPF and so many other articles and codes were so much valuable.
I also want to thank Kevin Preiddle personally. He has been such a strength of support. I have shared with him literally every build's video and he has watched and commented
I have never pitched ever. So I do not know what I am going to do in the event. But I am going to work on Pete's advice of going out there and enjoy.
If you have any suggestions or links that could help me with my preparations, I would welcome that.
Once more thank you every one for being such an inspiration and support.
Apart from the initial blog chastising Government for the lack of commitment to female education and failure to protect schools from Taliban attacks, and the public lobbying for universal education which had put her in line for prizes across the world long before the assassination attempt, you mean? Oh, are you another one of these people that thinks she only became famous for being shot? The inaugural National Peace Prize in Pakistan awarded a full year before the attack says different.
Since then she has publicly admonished Islam in a speech given worldwide coverage for hiding behind the excuse of God give strictures to discriminate against women and deny them the right to education, told the American President that drone attacks are too indiscriminate, petitioned the Pakistani Government to ensure universal education by the end of this year, spoken at Harvard, the Oxford Union, and a string of other events across the world and, putting her money where her mouth is, opened a school in Lebanon for Syrian refugees.
More than enough to warrant the dozens of other prizes and honours she has received both before and after the attack, sufficiently terrifying to extremist parties in Pakistan and hard line Islamists across the world to warrant a continuing torrent of death threats, fatwas, and negative propaganda, and certainly enough to warrant better than knuckle-dragging, sexist comments about her weight (not that she should need to have done anything at all to warrant freedom from that kind of remark!) Yet, strangely, never enough to satisfy you and your cronies below apparently. Can't help feeling that that says a whole lot more about you than her somehow.