Forouz Ghaffarizadeh received her master’s degree in Software Engineering in 2011 and was University Lecturer of Computer Science between 2012 and 2014. Between 2009 and 2014 Forouz worked as a Software Developer and SharePoint Specialist for two large oil and gas companies before moving to British Columbia.
In February 2015 Forouz applied to CIRPD to work as a volunteer as a SharePoint Specialist. We were so impressed with her volunteer work within the first month we hired her as our Team leader SharePoint Specialist. In this role Forouz is involved in upgrading and refreshing CIRPD websites to the new Sharepoint 2013 platform. This upgrade will provide much greater interactivity on our website, allow for language translation and will take advantageous of new features, functionality and mobile friendly usability available in 2013.
As Team Leader in this renewal process, Forouz is working with our graphic artist and project team to provide technical direction and programming for updating the design and functionality for our websites. She is taking into consideration the various devices people use (smart phones, tablets, etc). Forouz will also be involved with integrating our constituent management CRM software and Sharepoint platform so members in the future will be able to track their membership, webinars, and events attended.