Employee Spotlight – Shiva
Exposing the wizards behind PromptCloud
Meet Shivakumaar Mgs, a super-geeky programmer while in office who can effortlessly morph into an adventure-loving explorer the moment he gets on his Royal Enfield Bullet. His easygoing nature and friendliness is only limited to us fellow humans, he is a loather of bugs and kills them if those unlucky ones ever creep into the code. He’s either busy making his code better on his laptop or camping at some offbeat location with his dear bike. The latter was the case now, which made it a challenge to connect with him for a small chat. However, we made it and here is how it went.
Q. Tell us something about yourself
I hail from Tuticorin, a coastal town in the southern part of Tamil Nadu. Software programming was a love at first sight for me. Like, I clearly knew I was going to pursue a career in Software programming the day I was introduced to computers. I’m living my dream now here at PromptCloud by building some kickass products.
I love cruising on my Royal Enfield and travelling to offbeat destinations. In fact, I’m typing this from one such destination right now. 🙂 Dota keeps me busy at night these days.
Q. What are your weekends like?
Sleep. Eat. Movies. Repeat
Q. Do you have a personal philosophy that you live by?
Do what you love. Love what you do.
Q. Given a chance, which cartoon character would you like to switch lives with?
Goku from Dragonball Z. Who doesn’t like saving Earth from creepy powerful aliens?
Q. What’s the most exciting thing about your job?
Work of an engineer is ‘deterministic’. The element of being able to sit down and build something that does exactly what I want it to do. Being a Web Developer, I create apps that are used by clients and internal teams on a daily basis. The fact that what I’m building today is going to make someone’s life easier tomorrow keeps me ticking.
Q. Do you have any advice for aspiring programmers?
Practice and be interested. There is always more than one solution to a problem and the optimal solution is not the goal every time. So, solve as many problems as you can.