Sometime back, one aunty known to me asked me, “where do you work?”. I replied her that I work in a startup company in Bangalore. She again asked me, “Didn’t you get offers from good companies like TCS, Infosys or Wipro?”.I replied her, “No Aunty. I have to try”. Then she gave me some advice to prepare well for interviews. I listened to it carefully. I didn’t know who was dumb there. :-/
Yes, Currently I am working in a startup company. It is like I just came into Bangalore. Oops, Bengaluru now. This city brought a lot to me. And the time is running, swimming and flying. It is more than a year now. The journey is still going on. More over, I enjoy a lot at work eventhough work is more than a typical development company. Because your responsibilities/stakes are more in a startup company.
From my child hood onwards I wanted to work on computers and to become an engineer. That is partially true by now 🙂 . I always wanted not to be stereotyped to a particular domain. In my current job, I write mobile apps and before that I was writing automation scripts, web apps in the previous company and even before that I was writing shell scripts and SQL stored procedures. At the time of writing this post, I just completed writing a scrapper to pull data from a website for my personal purpose. I can be flexible at times based on the need. I have the confidence of moving anything to DONE state.
I am from a family of people who is into retail/whole sale business. So doing business is part of my nerves all the time. Even if I don’t have a software company job, I still can run a retail business and I have the experience to do that. But I don’t want to go into that now. I want to do something with the knowledge I gained in this field. I am still waiting for the dooms day. When ever I learn something new, I wanted to try that out on my own. Currently I own more than 15 domain names and also more than 10 apps in store of my personal. But only a very few of them are active.
After coming to this city, I have attended a few conferences, hackathons and startup meetings. But I missed the time of roaming on all the week ends. But I still love this environment. Now I am feeling like, this is the field where I have to play.
Many things are changed now. I have started staying alone. I have started working more and also efficient than before. I can accomplish things by learning faster even if I have zero knowledge about something. I have started reading more books. I have started writing my book( but I don’t know when will it be over. It may even take years to complete). I have started working according to short term goals. I have started walking a lot. I have got new friends. I have started saving money.
When you want to win, nobody can stop you!