The realm of education has majorly shifted its focus on the World Wide Web; everything is now easily accessible on the internet, right from school learning courses to diplomas and masters’. While every field is focussing on the internet, how could the IT Sector be left behind? The information is certainly available on search engines, but the touch an expert gives is left behind. That’s where Wingnity comes in.
Wingity.com is a premier online educational institute that offers online courses on varieties of Information Technology based applications. The online courses do not cater to a set of technologies, but offers expertise on individual technology. The courses are designed and developed by analysing the trend in market at a given time, so that a candidate can acquire rightful knowledge on a subject that is relevant and moreover applied widely in IT sector. Wingnity.com also maintains a blog that showcase technology based article on diverse topics like interview tips, widgets, programming languages and other relevant sections.
In conversation with Team Startoholics is Shadab Nawaz, Ceo, Wingnity.com
Tell us a bit about your background and the path that ultimately led you towards Wingnity.com
I have had a strong desire heading an IT firm right from my youth. To pursue my plan further, I joined MSc in computer science. It was during the final year of my study that I slowly started planning on the same that ultimately led to the opening of Magicsolv, my parent company which deals with services such as web development, auction business, eCom etc.
The idea to open Wingnity.com stemmed in August 2013 from some friendly encounter with my known surroundings eager to learn specific technologies like MySQL, Java and so on. I started myself offering the training online using video conferencing tool. With the course of time, the number of heads started increasing and this led to opening of Wingnity.
What are the key milestones for the next 6 – 12 months?
Our website Wingnity.com is getting revamped and we are trying to come up with a new look and function, to enable more user-experience browsing the site. In addition, we have also considered adding another two new modules: An interactive quiz system and a discussion forum (an open platform for all).
What is the biggest hurdle you have faced or are still facing?
The biggest hurdle I have faced so far or still facing at times is in regard to quality employees and retaining them in the long run. However, as of now we have minimized that scenario to a decent extent by adhering to new policies that facilitate proper growth of an employee in our organization. Moreover, the location at times also becomes an issue since many professionals do not tend to acquire jobs besides metropolitan cities.
Have you got the feedback and growth expected since launch?
Yes, we’ve got a warm response from people. Right from our inception on August 2013, we have attained 2,000+ registered users and 325 paid candidates for training.
Do you have any new features in the pipeline?
Our organization is always in the mode of evolving, disseminating new ideas, to incorporate in our existing structure. However, our agenda, as stated in the 3rd question is the current list of features we are looking for to attain.
If not for Wingnity.com, where would you be now?
If the idea to open Wingnity is not thought upon, I would have been running my own IT organization, Magicsolv International.
Who inspires you the most?
An honest business with positive vibration inspires me the most.
What one piece of advice would you give to soon to be startup founders?
Do prepare your agenda and also perform a solid spadework before you jump for the real action.
Thank You Shadab.
Wingnity aims at providing the best accessible education to people all over the world. They wish to impart better learning with new methods as opposed to traditional classrooms. Do you think new methods will be able to overthrow traditional classrooms and make learning fun for people? Do comment below and share your views with us!