The Human Face of the IEEE
February 27, 2015
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“Each morning I check Facebook, eagerly awaiting the latest Humans of IEEE post. Whether the post is related to a newest member defining how the IEEE has changed his/her life, a young professional sharing their success story or a life member sharing wisdom with the community, I read each post and stare at each picture with excitement. Some of you may ask ‘why”? Humans of IEEE (HOIEEE) represents the true image of the the people within IEEE” – Jaison Abey Sabu, IEEE Volunteer (Past SAC Chair, IEEE Kerala Section)

Sarang Shaikh - Creator of Humans of IEEE
Sarang Shaikh – Creator of Humans of IEEE

About Humans of IEEE

Humans of IEEE is a first of its kind photo-blog (a Facebook page) inspired by the movement Humans of All and its pioneer project Humans of New York. It has been making the world of IEEE more personalized since July, 2014, where it continues to embody and characterize people who constitute the IEEE. Humans of IEEE ensures that you are aware of the great achievements of IEEE Heroes. Everyone should take out some time in their busy schedule to read the articles and find inspiration and motivation from IEEE member stories – Om Perkash (Past R10 SAC Chair)

Humans of IEEE

(HOIEEE) was launched in July 2014 by IEEE Young Professional, Mr. Sarang Shaikh from IEEE Karachi Section, Pakistan (Region 10). Over 77 IEEE Stories and 16 group pictures from 32 different countries have been posted thus far.Humans of IEEE has developed a large following through its Facebook page, and has over 4,200 followers from 56 different countries as of February,2015.

“Common is not common indeed – we are all human, we speak different languages, hail from different places, follow different careers, and we all have a unique story & philosophy for life. Sharing their IEEE story on the page isn’t only necessary for others to understand how unique we all are, but valuable for the contributor to comprehend how unique he/she is.

Why Humans of IEEE?

The Humans of IEEE will never run out of stories as we have more than 400,000 volunteer members hundreds of staff members. There are still so many unique stories to be told. We all love to hear childhood and life stories which take us back to exciting and life changing times. “These stories raise feelings and emotions and it is what drives us. Listening to people is more like listening to yourself and Humans of IEEE is providing everyone with a chance to listen to what’s inside of you” says Sarang.

What’s next at HOIEEE?

Humans of IEEE are determined to build a human natured image for IEEE. As such, many new initiatives are in the pipeline. One of the next initiatives is to introduce stickers based on words that can have IEEE in them such as “HappIEEEE, SelfIEEE, achIEEEvement and LovelIEEE” so that if an IEEE human sees another lovelIEEE human with an achIEEEvement for which they are happIEEE about, he/she doesnt forget to take a selfIEEE with them.

Sarang believes we should all be prepared to listen to others no matter what they advocate. Humans of IEEE is not just a Facebook page for Sarang, it is a passion that has transformed into a habit for him to interview people, listen to them and share their stories with the public.

About the Curator:

Besides his engineering profession, Sarang is a passionate blogger who writes about his life lessons, philosophies and is an avid writer at quora.com. He has recently released his maiden book “Inspire your Motivations” available on Amazon and amazon kindle. Sarang had a working opportunity as Technology Columnist at Technology Times Newspaper, Pakistan for the whole of 2013 where he started the column “Entrepreneurs in making”. He interviewed people who are aspiring entrepreneurs or accomplished business leaders. Interviewing them and listening to people’s feedback, he developed a sense to help people by sharing their work in public and inspiring others with it. As a result, the idea of Humans of IEEE came to life.

Have an interesting story? Wait no more, email  humansofieee@gmail.com and inspire others.

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