Completed 6 years in Software Industry

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24th March is very important date in my life. I started my journey as professional or in simple words I started working on 24th March 2008 after passing engineering in June 2007. Hence today I have completed 6 years as working professional. This has been an exciting journey. In these 6 years, I worked on various projects, under different managers, in three different companies in three different cities. When I look back, I find myself different than what I was on 24th March 2008. I must say this journey has changed me lot.

I have worked for these three companies so far,

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On 24th March 2008 I joined UST Global as trainee Software Engineer and worked there till September 2010.

On 10th October 2010 joined Infosys as Senior System Engineer and worked there till June 2012.

On 2nd July 2012 joined Telerik as Developer Advocate and since then working here.

If you are reading this post then you must be knowing that I love to share my learning via my blog. I love blogging and I am sure you also (in case if you) love me for my blog and articles. In last 6 years my journey of blogging is as below,

 

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Clearly seeing above chart you can conclude that I am getting old and momentum of writing posts are getting reduced. Oh God! Help me! I promise to meet your expectation and product quality posts in regular interval.

Whenever I get opportunity I speak in conferences, user groups, colleges. In these 6 years I have delivered around 50 sessions.

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In these six years, I have been awarded as Microsoft MVP 4th times, C# Corner MVP 4th times and Telerik MVP 1 time.

 

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would take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your support in my journey. In coming years I will focus on Cloud, Node.js, JavaScript and other technologies.

Got Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award 4th times in a row

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Read more about MVP award program here

Since 2010 1st April is very important day for me. I wait for this day to recreate my trust in saying “Good work does not go unnoticed”. I work with developers, write blogs, and speak in user groups, conferences whole years. Being a human I feel happy and very happy when Microsoft recognise my work. It gives me motivation to get going.

Yes I am getting older now. This is fourth times in a row Microsoft says “I am their Most Valuable Professional

My last year contribution [1st April 20012 to 31st March 2013] is as follows’,

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I hope I was useful to developers and helped them to bring best out of them. I thank each one of you who supported me. I am committed to work harder and I would try to be more useful to you.

Thanks.

/DJ

In between where is party tonight? …..

Presented in C-Sharp Corner MVP Summit

View Event Photos here

It was electrifying, high on energy and absolute impeccable event. I love each second spent at C-Sharp Corner MVP SUMMIT.

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This three days event was in Country Inn and Suites from 21st March 2013 to 23rd March 2013. All participants was indulged for all three days in this very successful event.

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I got an opportunity to be part of all three days. Third day was open developer’s day and any developer could attend that. There was sparkling 200+ developers all around Delhi/NCR present at third day. Third day 23rd March 2013 was lined up with industry speakers and veterans.

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I got an opportunity to present on “Develop for Windows 8 “. This time I tried story telling way of presentation and found audience enjoyed that too much. Please find PPT of presentation below,

 

In demo I created “Flickr Search Application”. Read full blog post about Demo here

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View Event Photos here

I had great time presenting and being part of this esteem event. Excited to see you soon in next event. Thanks !

Completed 5 years as professional

On 24th March 2013 I have completed 5 years as professional in Software industry. It has been an exciting journey for me. I moved from one city to another, worked on different kind of projects, with different kinds of teams. I learnt and explored lot in these 5 years.

So far my 5 years of journey is like below,

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Even though I was placed from college campus due to late joining date I was jobless for almost 9 months. However I had fun searching jobs on streets of Bangalore. Running behind buses, standing in long queues, and giving resume to security personals at company’s gates. These 9 months gave me different experience and I learnt to survive.

On 24th March 2008 I joined UST Global in beautiful city Trivandrum. UST Global turned best company for me as fresher and I learnt everything there. After UST Global I joined Infosys in Pune. Both UST Global and Infosys added great values to my professionalism and helped me to attain my career best. My managers at both companies were very supportive and great motivator.

On 2nd July 2012 I joined Telerik as Customer Advocate in Gurgaon. This is the job I always wanted to do. In this job I develop, teach, interact and write. I love my job here.

Blogging

I love to share my learning. In order to share my learning I started blogging. I wrote my first blog posts on 20th November 2008. So far I have authored 750 + blog posts on various technologies.

My journey in blogging has been like below,

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I am aspired to take my blogging to next level in coming years and author some book

Speaking

I love to speak and share my knowledge in community and various platform. In these 5 years I got many chances to present on various topic in different cities of India.

My speaking journey has been as follows,

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I am excited that I would be speaking in various bigger events in coming years.

Awards and Recognitions

In this journey I got many recognition also. I got awarded as Microsoft MVP, C-SharpCorner MVP and Telerik MVP.

My Awards and Recognitions journey has been as follows

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Time has been changing so the aspirations and me. Find below How I was in 2008 and now in 2013.

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I am committed and aspired to work harder and take myself to next level of professionalism. Thanks everyone for all the help and support.