My BAE is Product!

Posted by in Business, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology, Thought

After working for about 5 years in the industry, I have finally found my BAE. The solution to the mystery was hidden in the words itself.

BAE is an acronym for before anyone else, which is commonly used on the internet as a slang for referring to your partner. It’s important to identify what your bae is in your career as well so that you can build a clear trajectory for yourself. It took me ...continue reading.

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Extreme Engineering! @Hotstar – IPL 2018

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The statement “Hotstar consumes more than 50% of India’s internet during IPL” is a powerful enough statement to give goosebump to any engineer/technology enthusiast. This is the very same statement which got me into working with Hotstar for IPL 2018. IPL is an event which is hosted in India but it is a mega-event globally, and India is a country where cricket runs through the blood of every kid in every ally. Every ...continue reading.

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The mischief time!

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We have heard that time is precious, time is money, time is etc etc. Today I am associating another adjective with it, ‘Time is mischief’

I and time have been really good friends for long. It is one of the most accessible and knowledgeable elements I have come across. And it is something which I trust blindly. It does take advantage of this trust and sometimes becomes so mischief leading me into a chain of ...continue reading.

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Being business first in early stages.

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Technology, Thought

A lot of time I come across founders/leaders in a startup who are focused on optimisations, building a solid technology. Many of them actually don’t have a business roadmap. They are still experimenting, figuring out the right path to the eventual product. To all such leaders, I only have one feedback, Please focus first on your business. If you survive the battle today you will win the war. To win a war you don’t ...continue reading.

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Why is it important to say no to simple things!

Posted by in Engineering Management, Thought

Often, my colleagues and peers have complained that I say no even before listening to them. People do find it to be an arrogant and rude behavior. Today I want to share the chain of thoughts which goes behind saying an absolute No even before listening to the entire context.

When you have worked in an industry for a while. Everything which is going around looks similar to work done in past. Experience is something, ...continue reading.

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Fashion in Technology

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

Like how the fashion industry works, where people try to stick around to the latest trending clothes, the tech industry is also moving on similar lines. Recently I was talking to someone:

Dev: We are moving to Angular 4 from react.
Me: Why?
Dev: It has got a lot of improvements, which would be nice to have. And everyone is moving towards it.

Now, this is the problem with the industry. People without even understanding ...continue reading.

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Engineering is expensive!

Posted by in Business, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

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Often I have come across instances where business people come up with the set of requirements which should be done as this will save so much of their time. But that’s their perspective.

Building a solution using technology is fair but one should be very wise when implementing things via that. This blog post is to help you understand why engineering is expensive, and what all things you should consider when building something using technology. ...continue reading.

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The Scale Problem…

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Thought

Today while interacting with a bunch of tech savvy people and trying to understand the challenges which they are facing now, the one thing which was very common was ‘the scale problem’. This problem is not limited to one of the domains, it exists for all domains/towers/verticals be it engineering, team management, general operations, etc. Every leader in a team would have faced or will face it sooner.

What’s the problem?

This is not a ...continue reading.

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What is path to success and what does it cost?

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Thought, Tiny Experiences

I am sure I am not the first one to express thoughts on this. What I want to share is that whatever we read about being successful is absolutely correct.

What is ‘success’ and the path towards it?

There is no clear definition of success as such, it’s actually very subjective to the person. For some it is a regular life, for some it’s money, and for few, it’s building something extraordinary and so on. ...continue reading.

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Security Checklist for your technology

Posted by in Devops, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

I was recently interacting with one of the startups at 91springboard here in Mumbai, who are going to work closely with the governments of different countries. One of the important things which came to my mind is that how are you ensuring that what we are building is compliant. Based on my past experiences at HackerRank where the enterprise clients from fin-tech sector use to ask us to fill their security audit sheet, I think ...continue reading.

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