Yasser Masood
Updated May 2014
TEDx-trepreneur, TEDster & community evangelist! Avid supporter of Creative Commons and championing effective social media usage.

Somebody who wishes to help change the world - online and offline - one person at a time. Think of me as your fuel to inspire, empower and energize when the things get tough & morale spirals downward.

Timeline

Senior Officer Social Media

  • Qatar Airways
  • May 5, 2013 - Current
  • Joining the newly-formed Social Media team at "World's 5-star Airline". We're looking to become the trailblazers for the ever-expanding uncharted skies in the digital cyberspace and social networks. Building up their presence beyond the usual Facebook and Twitter accounts, as many other popular and up-coming social networks will help leverage the presence of what we have to offer to businesses and consumers. Working with our various outstation offices spanning 6 continents and major markets to plan and deploy their online social media campaigns. Beyond the usual Facebook and Twitter, I'm helping to strategize and manage: Pinterest, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, and many other prospective social networks.

Social Media Specialist

  • ILoveQatar.net
  • Feb 1, 2013 - May 2, 2013
  • Haroon United Group has many companies under its name, with ILoveQatar.net being one of its largest. An online web startup that seeks to make Qatar a great place to work and live under the unifying motto of "Qatar's Friendliest Online Community". With an active social media presence and frequent visits on our website, we have become a trusted source for all Qatar-related news and events. Profits earned have be re-invested into supporting local causes and charity efforts. ILoveQatar.net is the only entity in Qatar that is a YouTube Partner, where we receive the same level of benefits major brands in the U.S and U.K receive with their YouTube channels. Combined with our active social presence and reach on Twitter and Facebook, we have always shared the greatest from Qatar to the local public and the wider audience around the world. I help manage content posting and online advertising on the website. In addition, we also run the annual Ramadan Mubarak website that serves as a one-stop resource for Qatar during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Founder & Curator

  • TEDxEducationCity
  • Jun 26, 2011 - Current
  • Every TEDx event in a university is branded uniquely to that university. I'm currently organizing a unique TEDx event that will bring together more than 6 universities into one event that spans 2 different countries in different time zones. Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Weill Cornell, Virginia Commonwealth, Texas A&M, and Northwestern are some of the U.S universities who have set up branch campuses in Qatar. Some have already held TEDx events in their home campuses, and TEDxEducationCity will unite their campuses together into one event that will explore numerous breakthroughs and contributions.

Founder & Curator

  • TEDxYouth@Doha
  • Aug 26, 2011 - Current
  • Organized first TEDxYouthDay event in Qatar on November 19, 2011 coinciding with UN Universal Children's Day. The event was part of more than 100+ events held worldwide, and was also one of 9 cities in the Arab World to host one. I worked with a core team of 15 and many volunteers to organize a TEDx event targeted to 15 - 18 years. As part of my goal to help educate and inform the youth about TED and TEDx, we hosted over 300+ young students spanning the ages of 15 - 18 years that represented more than 10 high schools in Qatar. It was also webcast live to the world, generating 3,000+ viewers from all over the globe with ~50% coming from Qatar.

Video Content Specialist (Contract)

  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Apr 1, 2011 - Jun 30, 2011
  • Working with the School of Computer Science to craft a demo video of Hala the Roboceptionist Filming and drafting a demo video for the successor to Hala, showcasing significant improvement with regards to Arabic communication

Social Media Intern

  • The Pearl Qatar (UDC)
  • Oct 31, 2010 - Apr 28, 2011
  • Worked with a team of 4 in collaboration with the The Pearl Qatar coordinator on a pilot social media project to promote the venue. Managed to populate a dynamic blog hosting a radio show, along with interviews with retail outlets on The Pearl Qatar.

Blogger

  • Doha Twestival
  • Jan 19, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011
  • Collaborating with other organizing teams to host the event Working with a team of 6 to promote and blog for the event Liaising with other organizing teams for blog content coordinated silent auction to raise funds towards supporting local non-profit Reach Out To Asia

Freelance Student Photographer

  • Qatar Foundation
  • Aug 1, 2009 - Jan 1, 2011
  • Provided principal photography coverage for major events held at Qatar Foundation, which have included the following: Qatar Foundation's International Student Orientation 2009 Qatar Foundation's International Student Orientation 2010 Qatar Foundation's Doha Counselor's Day

New Media Intern

  • Doha Film Institute
  • Jun 13, 2010 - Aug 12, 2010
  • Assisted the content and production teams in publishing content to our various social media platforms. Supported the Education dept. with regards to providing photography coverage of workshops in session. Experimented with new technologies to enhance the organization's online presence via social media.

MPR Communications Assistant

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Nov 1, 2009 - May 27, 2010
  • Working with the Marketing & Public Relations department as a part-time Communications Assistant. Managing the university's social media presence through Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. Performed photography work for major events, including the visits of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

Orientation 2009 - Orientation Leader

  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Apr 1, 2009 - Aug 31, 2009
  • Leading a team of 4 responsible, enthusiastic and committed individuals in implementing and carrying out activities for the incoming freshmen class. http://www.qatar.cmu.edu/orientation/index.html

Head Orientation Counselor - Director of Logistics & Finance

  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Feb 3, 2008 - Sep 4, 2008
  • Coordinated planning and organization of requirements for orientation week. Designed a budget to efficiently allocate funding for events and logistical support (catering, publishing materials, etc.) Overseen allocation of required resources for carrying out activities pertaining to the incoming freshmen.

Teaching Assistant - Physics

  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Jan 1, 2008 - May 8, 2008
  • Assisted the professor in delivering course material to a class of 30 by providing peer-tutoring sessions. Proctored every three weeks for exams designed and administered by the professor to the students.

CourseCast Project Lead

  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • Apr 1, 2007 - Aug 1, 2007
  • Implemented an automated online lecture archiving system in supporting academic learning for students. Introduced necessary infrastructure to perform actual archiving of lectures for easy access
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Education
Bachelor of Science'10
Carnegie Mellon University
Information Systems, minors in Computer Science & Business Administration
Senior Leadership Award 2011
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International School of Choueifat
High School Diploma
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