1 Year at hotstar – a startup in beast mode!

Posted by in Business, Reviews, Startup, Technology

It’s been over a year since my association with hotstar and it feels like it was yesterday. I started with hotstar as a consultant. I was initially tasked to work with the team in making the platform scale for upcoming IPL. I worked over period 2-3 months with the QE team on building out the first version of what we called Game Day Simulations  It was a very interesting problem statement, something which I have ...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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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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