Moving Forward

It’s been more than 2 and a half years since I joined the BWW Media Group to help cover tech news on Thurrott.com. Basically, I don’t like working with Paul and Brad and they bully me every day.

Just kidding.

Over the last few years, it was an incredible experience to get to work with Paul, Brad, and the rest of the team. They are the best in the industry, and if you’d told me I would be working with them 5 years ago, I’d simply call bullsh*t. Since joining in November 2017, I published over 2,100 articles and had a lot of fun doing it.

As some of you may know, working on Thurrott.com was not my only “job”. I am only 20, and currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science (just finished the final exam for 2nd year yesterday), plus I also develop my own projects on the side, most notably Tweeten.

Starting next week, I am starting my first-ever job as a software engineer! I will be joining the Windows team at Qualcomm, working on exciting projects like Windows 10 on ARM. This is an incredible opportunity for me, and I am very much looking forward to learning new things and building some cool stuff.

Sooooooo…what does this mean for my work on Thurrott.com? Put simply, I am taking a break from the site. My internship does not end till September, and so I will not be publishing any articles on Thurrott.com for that period of time. Once my internship ends, I will still be writing on Thurrott.com, but I will be much less active. I will be in the final year of my degree next year, and it’s important for me to focus on my education.

I love what I do on Thurrott.com, so I will still be around, bringing you the latest tech news. I am very thankful for the entire team at BWW Media Group — George, Tina, Paul, Brad, and everyone else that help keep things running on a day-to-day basis.

And thank you so much for reading my articles and following my work over the years. I really appreciate all the support I get, and I am genuinely very thankful. This internship marks the beginning of a very exciting phase of my career, and I couldn’t be more pumped. If you would like to stay up-to-date with what I do over the summer, make sure to follow me on Twitter.

See you in 13 weeks.

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  • Malec

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:06 pm

    <p>Congratulations and best of luck at the internship! You've done a great job here!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545945">In reply to Malec:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you so much!</p>

  • navarac

    11 June, 2020 - 12:09 pm

    <p>All the best Mehedi, thanks for the articles.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545946">In reply to navarac:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thanks for reading :)</p>

  • Brad Sams

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:09 pm

    <p>I will miss his memes the most but this is another start, not an end…also we will chain you to the radiator. </p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545947">In reply to brad-sams:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>at least then i'll be on the podcast!</p>

  • vernonlvincent

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:12 pm

    <p>You've been a great voice on Thurrott.com and I wish you only the best! Be well and take care!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545948">In reply to vernonlvincent:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you, you too! :)</p>

  • George A. Roberts IV

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:14 pm

    <p>Congrats on the internship!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <p>Thank you! Should be fun</p>

  • jt5

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:17 pm

    <p>All the best Mehedi! Good luck with your internship!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545951">In reply to jt5:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you so much!</p>

  • finley

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:17 pm

    <p>Congrats</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:27 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545952">In reply to Finley:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thanks!</p>

  • T182

    11 June, 2020 - 12:22 pm

    <p>Congrats and best of luck! </p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:27 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545955">In reply to T182:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you!</p>

  • kherm

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:29 pm

    <p>Your articles have been fantastic. Good luck at Qualcomm and I look forward to reading more articles in the fall!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:27 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545959">In reply to kherm:</a></em></blockquote><p>thanks man! appreciate you reading :)</p>

  • benisaacs

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:32 pm

    <p>Congratulations! </p>

  • beckoningeagle

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:33 pm

    <p>Congratulations on the new opportunity. Hopefully you will land a friendly environment like the one you have at Thurrott.com. May the universe conspire to bring you and your family a very happy life.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:28 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545962">In reply to BeckoningEagle:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you so much, means a lot!</p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:35 pm

    <p>Until we meet again, never good bye! Blessings and salutations until then! </p>

  • Sihaz

    11 June, 2020 - 12:37 pm

    <p>good luck mehedi!</p>

  • carlvincent

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:41 pm

    <p>I have read and enjoyed all 2100 of your articles and congratulate you on this opportunity. See you in a few weeks.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:28 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545968">In reply to CarlVincent:</a></em></blockquote><p>Hahah thank you so much!</p>

  • will

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:45 pm

    <p>I counted, and you only published 2078 articals</p><p><br></p><p>jk</p><p><br></p><p>Sorry Paul and Brad never let you go to Build, or Ignite, or E3, or CES any other tech show 🙁 </p>

    • Brad Sams

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 12:57 pm

      <p><br></p><p><em>"Sorry Paul and Brad never let you go to Build, or Ignite, or E3, or CES any other tech show 🙁 "</em></p><p><br></p><p>We tried to get him to both build and ignite. </p>

      • Paul Thurrott

        Premium Member
        12 June, 2020 - 9:07 am

        Yes. Repeatedly. 🙂 It just never worked out. We’ll meet up some day.

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:29 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545969">In reply to will:</a></em></blockquote><p>Lol it's always been an issue with my visa + exams being around the same time as Build/Ignite :((( they have always tried to get me out!</p>

  • jaboonday

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:46 pm

    <p>You're one of the most amazing 20 year olds I've ever witnessed. I hope you enjoy your experience at Qualcomm and that it leads to even greater things for your future! I'll miss your articles over the summer. I look forward to you coming back in the fall. Take care!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:29 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545970">In reply to jaboonday:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you so much man! </p>

  • silenthero117

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 12:49 pm

    <p>Congratulations! Best of luck in an exciting endeavor as a software engineer! I hope you'll share your experiences with us when you come back!</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:29 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545982">In reply to SilentHero117:</a></em></blockquote><p>Thank you! I may write something up when I am back :)</p>

  • lanzinfo

    11 June, 2020 - 12:56 pm

    <p>Congratulations! and Best of Luck to You!</p>

  • shameermulji

    11 June, 2020 - 1:14 pm

    <p>Awesome to hear! Best of luck.</p>

  • robinwilson16

    11 June, 2020 - 1:15 pm

    <p>Congratulations and good luck with the new venture and thanks for all the news and info you have posted on Thurrott and looking forward to seeing what software/features you develop in future.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:31 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545997">In reply to robinwilson16:</a></em></blockquote><p>thank you so much! </p>

  • igor engelen

    11 June, 2020 - 1:16 pm

    <p>Congrats man. </p><p>Will keep checking your tweets </p>

  • faustxd9

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:19 pm

    <p>Congratulations and wish you the best! My internship got me my first job and start to a great career so far. Wishing the same for you on top of all the great things you have done and will do for BWW! </p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:30 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#545999">In reply to faustxd9:</a></em></blockquote><p>thank you so much!</p>

  • yb

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:20 pm

    <p>lucky you- spending the summer doing some work for Qualcomm! enjoyed reading your posts, wishing you all the best, and hope to see you back here in September!</p>

  • hal9000

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:21 pm

    <p>All the best with everything Mehedi, you are a great addition to the Thurrott.com team.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:30 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#546001">In reply to Hal9000:</a></em></blockquote><p>thank you!</p>

  • dc696969

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:23 pm

    <p>Well done, good luck. Looking forward to your return.</p>

  • oasis

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:23 pm

    <p>Best of Luck on your new endeavor….</p>

  • kd5hiy

    11 June, 2020 - 1:23 pm

    <p>Mehedi, You are a great writer and you articles will be missed while you are out. Work hard at your next adventure and you will be successful. All the best.</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      11 June, 2020 - 1:31 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#546004">In reply to kd5hiy:</a></em></blockquote><p>thank you! will try :)</p>

  • tdub

    11 June, 2020 - 1:25 pm

    <p>Congratulations! Sounds like a great opportunity! Best of luck. </p>

  • suhailali

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:33 pm

    <p>Congratulations. I hope you can muse about Windows on ARM on Thurott.com on your return. You'll develop a unique perspective. </p>

  • marshalltm

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:38 pm

    <p>I have enjoyed your articles. Good luck with your work going forward.</p>

  • bluvg

    11 June, 2020 - 1:42 pm

    <p>Congratulations, Mehedi! 2100 articles… goodness, has it been that many? I appreciate your writing, especially as it has evolved and grown over the years. Thank you!</p><p><br></p><p>Best wishes on the new job!</p>

  • Rafael Rivera

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:44 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Congrats Mehedi, stay in touch! </span>Ah man, now we're stuck with more Brad. &lt;drink&gt;</p>

    • Mehedi Hassan

      Premium Member
      12 June, 2020 - 6:55 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#546030">In reply to WithinRafael:</a></em></blockquote><p>Hahaha thank you Rafael! </p>

  • nanovak

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:46 pm

    <p>Thanks for all your contributions! From your opening remarks, I see Paul's amazingly positive has worn off on you. Hopefully that will take you far! Best of luck with your time at Qualcom!</p>

  • skolvikings

    11 June, 2020 - 1:46 pm

    <p>Good luck in your internship!</p>

  • wosully

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:46 pm

    <p>Congratulations and looking forward to hearing more about your career!</p>

  • MacLiam

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:48 pm

    <p>Mehedi, congratulations! When you are running Microsoft 20-25 years from now, I hope you will remember not only the things that readers here thought the company was handling in a proper and beneficial fashion, but also all the occasions when corporate leadership decided to manage their opportunities in some other way.</p>

  • johnlavey

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:49 pm

    <p>All the best, Mehedi. Make the most of these opportunities. I see bigger and better things for you. Thanks for all the information you provided.</p><p><br></p><p>John</p>

  • mattbg

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:50 pm

    <p>Congratulations!</p>

  • Freezal

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 1:59 pm

    <p>Godspeed and good luck with the internship.&nbsp;May all your endeavors bear the fruits equal to your effort….</p>

  • peterc

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 2:03 pm

    <p>Now that’s what I call a top summer lined up! Excellent stuff, well done Mehedi. </p><p><br></p><p>On the down side we will all be left with Paul and Brad to inform, entertain and educate us, which is quite frankly a worrying concern seeing as Paul is about to have his annual pixel phone dilemma and Brad, well, the less said there the better…. Central London will miss you sir, as will I. Bon voyage mes amis. </p>

  • earlster

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 2:03 pm

    <p>Congratulations, Qualcom sounds like an awesome opportunity.</p>

  • docpaul

    11 June, 2020 - 2:11 pm

    <p>I've always liked your articles. Good luck! </p>

  • dmarcme

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 2:16 pm

    <p>Congratulations and good luck in all that you do!!</p>

  • mrdrwest

    11 June, 2020 - 2:21 pm

    <p>CONGRATULATIONS! I wish you well on your future career endeavors.</p>

  • jcraggie

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 2:22 pm

    <p>Congratulations on the job and wishing you the best of luck!</p>

  • robinpersaud

    11 June, 2020 - 2:25 pm

    <p>Mehedi, congrats on getting the internship at Qualcomm – that is AMAZING news — all the best!</p>

  • cjones

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 2:27 pm

    <p>Congratulations!</p>

  • ben lee

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 2:40 pm

    <p>Good luck Mehedi, sounds like a great summer ahead.</p>

  • Jason Robson

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 3:25 pm

    <p>Onwards and upwards!</p>

  • Daninbusiness

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 3:31 pm

    <p>Congratulations! Happy for you! See you in 13 weeks!</p>

  • wpylant

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 3:35 pm

    <p>Awesome opportunity for you! We'll be here when you get back. Congrats! </p>

  • north of 49th

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 4:41 pm

    <p>Very Cool… and an opportunity well deserved. </p>

  • drews.tony

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 4:45 pm

    <p>Mehedi, you have been a great addition to Thurrott.com, and we'll miss your contributions here. I wish you nothing but the best – exciting times (hopefully in a good way) lay ahead.</p>

  • christianwilson

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 4:54 pm

    <p>Have fun, Mehedi! </p><p><br></p><p>Enjoy your internship. I look forward to your return.</p>

  • iantrem

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 5:05 pm

    <p>Have an amazing summer <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Mehedi and good look in your final year – make the most of it!</span></p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 5:25 pm

    <p>Congratulations on the opportunity!</p>

  • jdmacor

    11 June, 2020 - 6:00 pm

    <p>Well done and good luck!</p>

  • skipper

    11 June, 2020 - 6:24 pm

    <p>All the best mate, I enjoyed reading your articles. I'm sure you'll have a great career.</p>

  • Rcandelori

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 6:28 pm

    <p>Tremendous effort Mehedi</p>

  • orbsitron

    11 June, 2020 - 7:13 pm

    <p>Congratulations and good luck with the internship! Also, crush it your final year of your CS degree :).</p><p><br></p><p>Well done on this site the past couple of years and glad there will be more of your content in the future as well.</p>

  • bryan1up

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 7:31 pm

    <p>Nooooooooo!!!!!</p>

  • pherbie

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 7:48 pm

    <p>Blitz it man. Good Luck</p>

  • BigM72

    11 June, 2020 - 9:32 pm

    <p>All the best Mehedi.</p><p>Even if not a regular writer, it will be great to have you stay as a member of this community. Especially with your CS degree, you'll be able to provide real technical insight as well as enthusiast tech news.</p>

  • harrymyhre

    Premium Member
    11 June, 2020 - 9:49 pm

    <p>all the best of luck!</p>

  • Winner

    12 June, 2020 - 12:54 am

    <p>I've really enjoyed your articles over the years – wow you are young! Congrats and best of luck on the upcoming degree.</p>

  • yaddamaster

    12 June, 2020 - 1:25 am

    <p>congratulations!</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 2:44 am

    <p>Have fun at Qualcomm! It has been good to have some news appearing "during the day" on Thurrott.com and not just over night (I'm in Europe). Your writing has improved a lot over time and whilst I haven't always agreed with everything you have written, you have put across good arguments for your point of view.</p><p>I wish you all the best for the future and look forward to your "guest appearances" on Thurrott.com.</p>

  • miamimauler

    12 June, 2020 - 2:45 am

    <p>You have already achieved so much in your short life Mehedi. You are obviously an ambitious and hard working young man. I wish you happiness and success moving forward.</p><p><br></p>

  • WarWizard

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 5:44 am

    <p>All the best Mehedi, wish you all the best on this chapter of your journey. </p><p>Is been good reading your articles and perspectives. ?</p><p>Take care. </p>

  • peterh_oz

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 6:09 am

    <p>Congratulations mate! Love your work here, and can't wait to see what you get up to at Qualcomm. Good luck! </p>

  • spoonman

    12 June, 2020 - 6:25 am

    <p>What a cool opportunity! Congratulations Mehedi and best of luck for the future!</p>

  • retcable

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 8:24 am

    <p>The world is your oyster, Mehedi, go enjoy it! </p>

  • ken_loewen

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 8:24 am

    <p>All the best, Mehedi. Hope it's a fantastic experience!</p>

  • ianbetteridge

    12 June, 2020 - 9:01 am

    <p>What a fantastic opportunity, good luck!</p>

  • Scsekaran

    12 June, 2020 - 9:05 am

    <p>Congratulations!</p>

  • kdjones74

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 9:34 am

    <p>Congrats Mehedi!</p>

  • waharris007

    12 June, 2020 - 10:10 am

    <p>Mehedi, you've been killing it. I've loved getting your perspective alongside Paul's, and I've long been impressed with your enterprising and hard-working way of life. Not many college students work as hard in all areas of life as you clearly do, and I can't wait to see where this road takes you. Just come back and give us an article/update as you go on to take over the world over the next few years! 🙂 </p>

  • Albatross

    12 June, 2020 - 12:14 pm

    <p>Best wishes for your continued success!</p><p><br></p>

  • zorb56

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 12:27 pm

    <p>Good luck!</p>

  • jasonincognito

    12 June, 2020 - 12:34 pm

    <p>Your writing has been awesome, sir! Congrats on the new gig!</p>

  • SvenJ

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 1:10 pm

    <p>Congratulations and best of luck.</p>

  • nicholas_kathrein

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 3:21 pm

    <p>You guys better find some other person to post all the news here otherwise your call of duty days are over. We'll or no news gets posted. Just a bit of shade. Just a little bit. Mehedi posts a lot.</p>

  • beckerrt

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 3:28 pm

    <p>Congrats! Awesome news. </p>

  • dxtremebob

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 3:48 pm

    <p>Congrats Mehedi! I have enjoyed reading your articles and I wish you all the best! Take care!</p>

  • Noel

    12 June, 2020 - 4:32 pm

    <p>Congratulations Mehedi. Good luck with everything ?</p>

  • wolters

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 5:19 pm

    <p>Appreciate you and congratulations!!! </p>

  • jaredthegeek

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 6:15 pm

    <p>Congratulations!</p><p><br></p>

  • jimross2

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 7:15 pm

    <p>Congratulations!</p>

  • noelt1955

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 8:40 pm

    <p>Best wishes Mehdi. You’ve added a level of immediacy to the site which, given all of the other commitments Paul and Brad have, sometimes tended to slip and lead me to double check other sites. And, more importantly, you’ve done it well and reliably. You have also written with personality and good humour – important qualities for a recreational geek like me. It sounds like your future beckons you in exciting new directions, and you go with my very best wishes from over here in Australia – (but don’t go for too long!).</p>

  • Clintvs

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 8:41 pm

    <p>Good luck with the new Job, you will be missed. Glad to hear you will be back. And thanks for the awesome twttr app. And the new app get directory </p>

  • dallasnorth40

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 8:47 pm

    <p>Best of luck going forward, Mehdi! You did a great job on Thurrott.com in the past and I'm looking forward to your return.</p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    12 June, 2020 - 11:33 pm

    <p>Best of luck! Congratulations on the amazing opportunity. </p>

  • dmclaurin

    13 June, 2020 - 10:09 am

    <p>I enjoyed your articles! I wish you success, fun &amp; health!</p><p><br></p>

  • dnm

    Premium Member
    13 June, 2020 - 12:15 pm

    <p>Best of Luck and Congratulations!</p>

  • ronh

    Premium Member
    13 June, 2020 - 5:42 pm

    <p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Congratulations and best of luck.</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">That was one of the best opening paragraphs on this site!</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">"I will be joining the Windows team at Qualcomm, working on exciting projects like Windows 10 on ARM."</span></p><p><br></p><p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Now that could lead to some good inside baseball articles!</span></p>

  • Shawn Moshier

    13 June, 2020 - 9:16 pm

    <p>Congrats, Mehedi. Thanks for the great work. </p>

  • Brett Barbier

    14 June, 2020 - 6:28 pm

    <p>Congrats!</p>

  • Matt Kelly

    15 June, 2020 - 7:46 am

    <p>Good luck mate, sounds like an excellent opportunity </p>

  • mclark2112

    Premium Member
    15 June, 2020 - 7:39 pm

    <p>Thanks so much! And enjoy your new challenges. </p>

  • accessjunky

    Premium Member
    16 June, 2020 - 10:21 am

    <p>Congratulations Mehedi! </p><p><br></p><p>Tweeten is a delight.</p><p><br></p><p>Thurrot.com's loss is Qualcomm's gain and they are lucky to have you joining their team. I hope all goes well and that you have a rewarding time during the summer.</p><p><br></p><p>Good luck also for your final year and thank you for all of your hard work here.</p><p><br></p>

  • cawoodstock

    16 June, 2020 - 7:06 pm

    <p>Thank you!</p>

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