So, let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests. I’m Asim Rais Siddiqui, and I’m the co-founder and CTO of TekRevol. We specialize in developing custom software solutions and helping businesses leverage technology to embark on the path to digital transformation. My interests are varied but also closely connected with the work I do. I’m heavily interested in emerging technologies like blockchain and AI and spend quite a bit of time reading up on them and researching their transformative impact. Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about? My latest Hackernoon Top Story was about the Saudi Megacity Project NEOM and the implications it might have on the future of smart cities and urban development. I explored NEOM's ambitious plans for sustainable living, advanced technologies, and eco-friendly infrastructure while assessing the potential challenges and opportunities this project presents for both Saudi Arabia and the global community. Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about? I write about everything tech, and smart cities are just one aspect of that. I also have a keen interest in writing about AI and blockchain. These technologies are at the forefront of innovation, reshaping industries, and pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Whether it's discussing AI's role in healthcare, finance, or autonomous systems or delving into the potential of blockchain for secure transactions and decentralized applications, I aim to provide insights into the rapidly evolving tech landscape. Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?) Whenever I come across or read something interesting that makes me really think, I feel the need to do research on it and put those thoughts into words. That’s how most of my stories come about. I designate focused morning hours in a distraction-free workspace to write. I’m also a firm believer in the 'write first, edit later' approach to maintaining flow. Once I’m satisfied with what I’ve written, I’ll usually make someone go over it to hear what they have to say. If I have some new ideas or thoughts to add, I make those changes before finally editing the whole story and sending it over. Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing? As a writer in the tech industry, one of the biggest challenges I face is balancing writing with my primary responsibilities. Striking the right balance between technical responsibilities and crafting clear, engaging content can be demanding. Additionally, conveying complex technical concepts in a way that's understandable to a broader audience can also be challenging. However, I see these challenges as opportunities for growth, as they push me to continuously improve my communication skills and bridge the gap between technology and non-technical stakeholders. What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career? My company, TekRevol, is my utmost priority for now, and its growth is synonymous with mine. Right now, we’re at the crucial scaling and expansion stage and are open to innovating and trying new things. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing the past few months to see where that takes us. Without trial and error, we wouldn’t have gotten where we are today either. So, for now, I just hope that we can get through this stage successfully and cement ourselves as industry leaders around the globe. Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it? As someone who spends over 12 hours in my office every day, I don’t get a lot of free time. So when I’m home, I try to make the most of the time I have to spend with my family, especially with my daughter. What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next? To be honest, I don’t know either yet. But ever since I’ve been reading up on NEOM and the potential it has to change the future of smart cities, I have been very interested in previous smart city projects around the globe as well. So, you might just read my take on one of those and what NEOM can learn and unlearn from those examples. What’s your opinion on HackerNoon as a platform for writers? HackerNoon is undeniably an excellent platform for writers, particularly those in the tech industry. It’s commendable that it provides a platform for both emerging and established writers to showcase their expertise, making it a valuable resource for anyone seeking to stay updated on the latest tech trends. I believe that HackerNoon is an ideal platform for writers looking to make an impact in the tech industry. Thanks for taking the time to join our “ ” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words? Meet the writer I believe that staying curious and adaptable in the tech world is essential, as it's an ever-changing landscape. This curiosity is what has gotten me so far, and I look forward to continuing my exploration of cutting-edge technologies and sharing my insights with the readers on Hackernoon.