The traveller, the explorer or the wanderer, call him what you will. This cheeky “Pun”-jabi boy from Delhi has the unsatiated craving for travelling and when he is not off to explore exotic destinations, you can find him coding on his desk @ PromptCloud. Lokesh is adept at juggling between multiple tasks and projects and you can usually see a queue behind his desk, of people needing his help move their work on the dashboard or the website. We finally got our chance at the queue and got him talking about what makes this guy so popular in PromptCloud.
Q: Tell us something about yourself
A: I am a fairly simple and uncomplicated person. I don’t believe in owning a lot of stuff as I believe life can take you anywhere and you should stay prepared to move at a moment’s notice. I am originally from Delhi but I have lived in a few different cities. I am a developer by profession and I absolutely love it.
Q: If you could describe your work at PromptCloud in 3 words, what would they be?
A: Challenging, hard, steep_learning_curve (Underscores are the best :D)
Q: If you could transport yourself to any place in the world, which one would it be?
A: If given a chance to travel right at this moment, I would definitely go to Edinburgh. It’s the Scottish capital and my favorite place in the world. The city is a perfect blend of modern and traditional architecture and the sound of bagpipes when you are walking around in those cobble streets, makes you feel like you are living in the 15th century. Sheer bliss!
Q: Any advice you would like to share with fellow travel enthusiasts?
A: Stay in hostels. Leave your phone in a locker. Pick up a map from the counter. Meet some fellow travellers in the common room. Go out and get lost in a city where no one understands your language and no signs are in English. By the end of the day, you will have a story to tell for the rest of your life.
Q: We hear you can crack any code in Ruby on Rails. What keeps you going?
A: Well, I just want things to work the way they are supposed to. If a functionality is not completely achieved, it is not good enough. Period! Even if the code works absolutely as it was intended to, there is that ever lingering question whether the code is completely optimized. And if everything is fine, I always think if I will be able to scale my app to cater to a million people or more. I like setting progressive goals continuously till I am completely satisfied with my work. This is what keeps me going. Maybe, when I achieve the set goals for all my projects, the desire to make it scalable or augmentable will keep me going.
Q: Any Mantras that you would like to live by?
A: I just have one mantra in life: Stay HUMBLE, stay fit and travel!