You and others claim you are just being curious but I don't think your tone seems like you are only curious. You are raising questions, pointing fingers and are trying to be critical about his integrity whereas, you don't even have your real name on your profile. So why not you talk about your integrity first?
You are questioning how to become a Google employee. Why don't you try learning how to use Google at first place and search for how to be at Google. I don't know the reason for your questions but no one, especially Badar, is answerable to anyone about what he does and how he got there. But, as far as I know Badar, I'll urge you to meet him someday and ask him directly and he's one of the most cooperative persons I've ever met. He'll be cooperative and will answer to all of your queries. But off course, you should do this only if your eggo is not hurt and that you don't feel like being his 'chamcha'. I wish you meet him someday (if not already met) and I'm sure your views about him will change.
However, for rest of the community who doesn't know about Badar Khushnood, below are a few links to help everyone out.
1- Badar's Picasa Profile. People who hide behind fake names are talking about Badar's integrity. Badar has photos for all the activities he does on his Picasa gallery.
2- Badar himself explains what he does on ground in Pakistan. Watch at least first 1 minute of this video from 2011 APAC Google Geo Users Summit held in Singapore in April 2011.
Do you guys think anyone can be on Google podium and present himself as a country consultant and Google uploads his video to one of their properties, YouTube, under one of their official channel Google Map Maker, and write Badar's position as Country Consultant of Pakistan..? Makes sense?
3- Badar helped in organizing 1st ever Google Technical Training via HEC Video Conference Network where an Engineer from UK was the preseneter and it was aired in most Universities in Pakistan. I happened to be one of the attendees at HEC Regional office in Lahore. Badar was coordinating everything from HEC Headquarters in Islamabad. Pics below;
Here's a link to the questions viewers from Pakistan asked from the engineer and I remember, a few of them asked how to join Google and the answer was the same as I posted at the end of my comment.
So anyone can convince Google to have a video conference in Pakistan and let the students here have an opportunity to talk directly to a Google engineer about possibly anything..? (The conference had a topic but people asked mostly off topic questions and every question was answered.)
4- Badar helped secure a whopping Rs. 20 Million fund for P@SHA Social Innovation Fund as a seed money. The winners for 1st round of P@SHA Fund were announced yesterday and a lot more applicants shortlisted for P@SHA fund and probably win in the next round.
Pics from the P@SHA SIF launch event: https://picasaweb.go...onFundSIFLaunch
And you may think anyone can convince Google to get this fund in Pakistan which help started P@SHA Fund and may help provide start-up money for brilliant ideas that were not able to launch before.
5- Mobilink with Motorola & Samsung were stupid enough to think Badar as Google country consultant. They launched their phones with the "so called" Google consultant in Pakistan. Right?
6- As far as I know, it took Badar around 5 years to bring Google team to visit Pakistan. In December, 2010 a team of 5 Googlers visited Paksitan and now they (Google) are talking about opening an office in Paksitan. Before, they never felt a need for this.
I can literally keep on writing as I know him for more than 4 years now. He's a full time employee at Google and takes care of Google operations in Pakistan. The YouTube video above has enough information about him and what he does.
If you can find how to be a Microsoft evangelist and you can't find how to be a Google evangelist, what does Badar has to do with it? He's an employee and not the policy maker at Google. The process of how to apply at Google is mentioned below.
Now how did he get a job at Google..?
As far as I know, he had at least 6 interviews (I am not sure though. Anyone can ask him directly and he'll explain how he was hired) at Google before he was hired. Anyone can get a job in Google based on his abilities. Google doesn't have any office in Pakistan yet, but any Pakistani can apply for the job at Google Jobs. If you are hired, you may have to move to their preferred location to work for them. You can read all about it on their page.
If you need any tips on how to get a job at Google, these guys have spent their time writing for people willing to get any information on this topic.
Or you can research more on this topic on Google. Google also maintains their social profiles specifically for their jobs announcements and life of Googlers at Google.
I'll expect from the admin of this forum, being the owner & moderator of the forum, please help in shaping a positive image of Pakistani tech community. We have our government to derail the progress of the country in general and IT sector in specific. We need to help Badar to get Google open an office in Pakistan so that all of the Pakistanis can access and be heard at Google. You must be aware of the recent AdSense blockade of a lot of users in Pakistan and you must also be aware of what Rehman Malik said about banning of Google in Pakistan.
Apart from it, I would request all of the members to actually help P@SHA to get the draft for IT policy in Pakistan finalized. To have a strong IT sector, we need an IT policy in place. Visit the P@SHA website below and read and participate in helping shape the policy before it is finally presented to the government. Let alone creating a policy, we'll be thankful to the governemnt if they at least approve the one created by the community of Pakistan Software Houses Association for ITs & ITEs (P@SHA).
I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings but let's not bash someone. We have to have a collective effort to get the IT sector on track in Pakistan. Let's be the helping one and to start with, we need an IT policy in our country. The above P@SHA link needs your attention.
[updated] Added more reference links.
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So who exactly is this guy? I know people say that he is "Google Pakistan Consultant" but I don't understand in what capacity he is working for Google?
1. Is he Google employee and draws salary?
2. Is he on daily wages?
3. Is he working on commission?
4. Does he get some kind of stipend!??
According to his linked in profile "Working as a 'Country Consultant' on behalf of Google in Pakistan. Acting as a Google evangelist" so he is a Google evangelist now? How do you become Google Evangelist? I couldn't find any information on this subject! because if you want to become a Microsoft Evangelist then there is plenty of information available and a roadmap which you need to follow to become evangelist? So how did he become evangelist and "consultant" for Google in Pakistan?
Did Larry Page called him one morning and said "look badar we are appointing you as consultant for Pakistan" is he really offocialy associated with Google or self proclaimed consultant?