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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Greatest Moments..Part 1.. The Swap Finder...

So, its been 10 long years since we passed out from engineering. A lot of amazing, regular and not so great stuff happened in those 10 years. 

But milestones, being milestones-  it is good time to review things and see what lies ahead. Essentially, where you were, what you learnt and how you could tried to be a better person.

Like Stage 1 of a game being done and now its the more difficult Stage 2 coming up.

Before we get there, I will just focus on sharing those moments and events which made it all worth the while.

So, the 1st step after DCE was my joining at Infosys in Mysore. It was 4 months in one of the best corporate campuses in the world - The Infosys Mysore Development Center. So, it was like an extended college with classroom programs and projects which taught you the essentials of Software Development and also made you focus on a particular stream which was  in my case was .Net.

Apart from the friends I made, what made the time memorable were two projects which I took up not based on the concepts being taught. Both were basis a personal interest and had no relation with the official program.

The first was a Swap Finder App on the Intranet which was extremely beneficial for employees to swap their post training joining locations with their friends. So, in Infosys you were allotted a Business Unit and a Development Center which could be anywhere in India amongst all their centers. People gave their preferences but there was no guarantee that they could get what they wanted. The good part was they allowed you to swap locations with a willing person. The challenge was in finding that right person amongst thousands of Infosys trainees.

Here came the Swap Finder. Screen shots attached are below!! The fun in creating something and thrill in getting it ready to use and finally the joy in seeing people benefit from it are un-paralleled.

This was my 1st Big Moment after graduation and the one I cherish a lot! Best part was this was not work related but something done out of pure interest. Almost like a mini short lived Start up!!

Special thanks to all my friends who worked with me on this!!- Sid Garg, Sid Aggarwal, Sid Dhodi and Shivank Goel.