1. Lean Six Sigma Principles (@shiraz bashir)

    • Robotic Process Automation (Software walee) is another important area and lots of jobs are being created in this area. UI Path, Blue Prism, Pega, Automation Anywhere are great players in this area.  For an intro look at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP-FhJuk1Vs
    •  Six Sigma/ Lean Green, Black, and Master Black Certification. Is losing importance but the content itself is useful. Mentoring is available if anyone is serious about learning this :
    • SAFe is gathering a lot of momentum and Roles like Product Owner and more elevated roles like RTE, Product Mgmt, System/ Enterprise Architects are good for Devs to get into. 
    • This is the Lean Agile Leadership framework and this is how software is getting delivered nowadays.

2. Digital Fluency (@shiraz bashir)

Digital Fluency- Understanding Azure DevOps: https://azuredevopslabs.com/


3. Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement to perform computation. Computers that perform quantum computation are known as quantum computers. [1]:I-5 Quantum computers are believed to be able to solve certain computational problems, such as integer factorization (which underlies RSA encryption), substantially faster than classical computers. The study of quantum computing is a subfield of quantum information science.  (Wikipedia) 

An introductory video on quantum computing was recently shared by Professor Rashad Ramzan (NUCES Isb) ,which is also available on [1] Qiskit youtube channel (IBM Quantum Computing Programming) ,discussed later https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWJCfOvochA&list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvrrrwy0NwQoonhYxMSHk0p6  

[2] I found the short videos of D-Wave Systems(canada) ,a Quantum Computing Company, explanatory with animations and real hardware labs which are also shared. 

“D-Wave was the world’s first company to sell computers to exploit quantum effects in their operation.D-Wave’s early customers include Lockheed Martin, University of Southern California, Google/NASA and Los Alamos National Lab”. wikipedia 

[3] An introductory lecture on google AI quantum computing team’s cirq (python framework) is also there . 

[4] Additionally there is a complete course on quantum mechanics by Professor Parvez HoodBhoy and another interesting separate video on quantum mechanics discussing Violation of First Law of Thermodynamics for a Short Period of Time and Misconceptions of Einstein .


I did not attend the seminar but still there are resources available on the internet for the intro/programming on IBM Cloud Quantum Computers. 

From The Main Website https://quantum-computing.ibm.com/challenges “We would like to invite you to celebrate the fourth anniversary of IBM Quantum Experience with four quantum programming exercises to solve in four days. In four years, over 200,000 users, including 105 client partners, have collaborated with us to execute over 175 billion circuits on our 18 quantum systems and counting. 

We would like to invite you to celebrate the fourth anniversary of IBM Quantum Experience with four quantum programming” 


[1] Programming using Qiskit ( for IBM Q Quantum Processors) https://qiskit.org/  

9 shorts lectures on how to install ,Hello world etc etc. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOFEBzvs-Vvp2xg9-POLJhQwtVktlYGbY  

Qiskit Book https://qiskit.org/textbook/preface.html  

Main Qiskit Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClBNq7mCMf5xm8baE_VMl3A/playlists  ———————————————————————————- 

[2] D-waves (short videos on Quantum Computers) 

(i) The Infrastructure of the D-Wave Quantum Computer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDotDiK2UuY  

(ii) Inside the D-Wave Fridge 


(iii) The D-Wave Processor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGByZoYUlU0  

QUANTUM ANNEALING 4 LECTURES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvfkXjzzYOo&list=PLPvKnT7dgEsvVQwGgrlUVXBa2J6PAW8a4 


[3] Google AI Quantum Team – Programming a quantum computer with Cirq (QuantumCasts) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16ZfkPRVf2w ————————————————————————————————— 

[4] Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy Explains Quantum Mechanics in URDU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaxxR6jHZe0 

Teach Yourself Quantum Mechanics – (12 Lectures) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSqAtS7jVKo&list=PL6LdaanzFU_XA7UvWBbrFpMVtrU2i1Ow9