About Me

Jay

I work as a freelance consultant. I mostly work as a trainer, which is my primary skill set. I also do development work which is my second skill set.

I also work as a consultant. A lot of times, folks like to just talk and discuss with me. Help them out with some new tech ideas they have. Talk about technology and get advice

When I am not training or developing or consulting, I do photography. I watch a ton of movies. thats all there is to it

Last Updated - December 10 2017

Some Stuff

  • this is a bolt of lightning
  • the plan is to watch justice league many times
  • finish my second novel

Some Stuff 2

  • you can buy my novel on amazon
  • the title of the novel is 'platform kathe'
  • almost 10 people have read my novel!
  • all the photos on this website were taken by me!

Work Experience and my story

Present

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June 2012

Freelance Consultant - Training and Development

My current job, and the one that have been doing it for the longest in my life. Started off by teaching computer science subjects as a temp at a local engineering college. Then, got into private tutoring and freelance development of dot net. Started getting some work with that. Got very interested in windows phone. That led to Azure related development. Then, moving to asp.net MVC. From their, general web development. As I worked more, windows phone kept going down. Got into Android, and after a while, Got into iOS.

Now, for the near future, looking to add unity game development and functional programming to the list of things.

December 5 2017

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December 5 2017

Reached 200 sessions on Codementor

Codementor...keeps faith!

November 2017

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November 2017

My 2nd direct Client

A much bigger project with even more emphasis on development. Thank you god. And my parents!

US dollar and exchange rates. Still in love with it.

November 2017

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November 2017

Chilling out at Unite 2017

Spent a week in Hyderabad participating at the Unite 2017. It is the main event for the game development platform of Unity and it was a super cool experience.

now going all in with Unity

October 2017

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October 2017

My 1st direct Client

Most of my work assignments came through agents and middle folks who always took a cut. One thing led to another and another and now, got my first direct client

US dollar and exchange rates. You can either love it or hate. I love it.

October 8 2017

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October 8 2017

Reached 100 sessions on Codementor

Codementor...my new best friend!

July 2017

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May 2017

Upgrade to Software Architect

Got an assignment as an Architect. Dealing regularly with the highest authority folks like fellows, VPs and head of Business Units at a major multi national corporation.

March 2017

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March 2017

Hello Apple Hardware!

Replaced all my gadgets with Apple Stuff. Android tablet became iPad. Android phone became iPhone 7 Plus. Old HP became brand new Macbook Air. Apple hardware is so amazing.

March 2014

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March 2014

1st Big Project

A local company in Mysore gave me my first big project. A dot net plus WPF project that worked with an online data service

January 2017

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April 2016

Tech Lead at Huge Brand

Got an assignment that put me incharge of an entire app for a major company (more than 2000 employees). Neat

January 2014

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January 2014

Microsoft MVP

Amongst the happiest times of my life. Recieving the Most Valuable Award From Microsoft. Just pure awesomeness

May 2012

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January 2009

Career Conundrum

These 4 years....I got no clue what I was doing. It was mostly just jumping between jobs being aimless and generally just not being cool about it.

Present

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June 2012

Consultant Journey Begins

This is when I started my freelancing aka self employed aka consulting business in training and development

December 2008

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June 2008

Account Manager at Servion

My first job. Worked as a business development manager aka account manager aka sales. A few months into it, I realized that this is not what I want to do when I am 30.

May 2008

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June 2006

MBA - Marketing at SDM-IMD

Got my MBA degree from SDM-IMD. By far, one of the coolest places I have every visited in my life. I did not learn much inside the classrooms. However, outside the classrooms, in the campus, with the people and the amount of pressure, those were the real lessons. If not for this learning, I would have never have gotten the steel round things to get into freelancing later in my career. SDM-IMD, pure awesomeness!

June 2006

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June 2002

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science at SJCE

The greatest place to study on Earth. Incredible freedom. Incredible students. Amazing Faculty. The greatest campus in the world. This is where life really changed for me.

April 2002

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July 2001

Achieved 90 words per minute

I realize that using the keyboard is an important part of the decision i made a few years ago about becoming a software guy. I join a typing institute, and go to classes every day for a year. A year later, I can type at 90 words per minute.

This speed saves me hours over the years, and makes me look cool while I am working on the keyboard and impress a ton of people!

May 2000

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April 2000

Watched The Matrix 200 times

It is summer vacation. Dad rents out this movie called 'The Matrix'. It has Keanu Reeves, the actor with the greatest range of emotions any actor has every acted in any movie in any country anywhere. It has cool slow motion. It has cool slow motion gun battles. It has the lead heroine in skin tight leather outfit. More importantly its about a software coding developer guy who believes in changing the rules.

I decide overnight that I should do something in software!

1 Million Years B.C.

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1 Million Years B.C.

It starts here!

Let's do this.

Random Quotes

These are just some random quotes

My Skills

The list of programming languages,tools, platform and everything else I have used in development or training or both on some level since 2012

note : obviously, there is a better way to display my list of skills. Still...jatre...wild colors...cannot resist them.

note 2 : the bar values themselves dont have any inherent value. I am just as bad at C sharp as I am with WPF or JavaScript

C sharp
ASP.NET MVC
windows phone
WPF
JavaScript
HTML
CSS
jQuery
Azure
Android
iOS
React Native
Swift
Git and Bitbucket
PHP
C
Vistual Studio 2012,2015 and 2017
Android Studio
Xcode
Visual Studio Code
Git Bash
Bitbucket and Github
SharePoint
Agile Project Management
Design Patterns
Usability Engineering

Recent Projects (ONGOING)

Projects I have worked in the last 12 to 24 months. Includes Consulting, Training and Development related work.


Local Services App

November, 2017 to Present Consulting

Helping out a client build a local services app that provides home services.

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Winery App

November, 2017 to Present Consulting and Software Development

Working with this guy who is building a winery service app using dot net and related technologies.

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Project TD

Feb, 2017 to Present Software Development and Training

An app ecosystem that I am building for self learning purpose which includes a dot net backend, deployed on Azure cloud with apps on web, android and iOS

In development stage

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Project UD

November, 2017 to Present Software Development and Training

A unity based game that I am building for self learning purpose. A 2D RPG set in a engineering college setting.

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Code Repositories

January 2013 to Present Software Development and Training

A huge collection of repositories that I have built over the last few years. Used for training and development by myself and anyone else.

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Recent Projects (Completed)

Projects I have worked in the last 12 to 24 months. Includes Consulting, Training and Development related work.


Training Workshop - Large IT Company

December, 2017 Training

Conducted a section of induction batch for a group of 40 fresh hire engineering graduates for a large IT company. 6 Days. Technologies involved were Android, Git, Bitbucket, Agile Project Management, SharePoint, Cloud (Azure) Application Development, Design Patterns, Usability Engineering and SharePoint

I cannot believe I am using the same image from before. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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Training Workshop - University

November, 2017 Training

Conducted a 30 hour in classroom training at a national university. Batch strength of about 25 students. Technology involved was primarily react native for android mobile app development. Android SDK was involved. Command line tools, node js, curl, cygwin and so on.

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Training Workshop - Edureka

October, 2017 Training

Conducted a 30 hour online session on Android App Development for the online training development for Edureka. Edureka is an online Training Platform.

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Enterprise Software App Store

May, 2017 to July 2017Consulting and Software Development

Worked for a large multi national organization, helping them design and deploy a software app store. Technologies used include dot net, NopCommerce, Azure, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Services and general collection of web technologies.

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Fashion Store

Feb, 2017 to May 2017 Software Development

Development of a fashion store using NopCommerce. ASP Dot Net and Azure, as usual.

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Training Workshop

January, 2017 Training

Conducted a 20 day in classroom training. Batch strength of about 5 students. Technology involved was primarily web development. HTML, CSS, JS and a little bit of jQuery. Some Azure in the mix. Firefox and Visual Studio Code as development tools.

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Fashion App

April, 2016 to January 2017 Software Development

Development and Maintainance of windows phone of a major fashion brand. windows phone development. dot net. Azure. Google Analytics.

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