You can find me as shrayasr on most social media - Twitter / Github / LinkedIn / Facebook / Instagram / etc.
For as long as I can remember, I've loved computers. I used to tinker around with them so much but it was not until I wrote my first
"Hello, World"program that realization hit me - The computer was listening to me!. And that was the start of my journey as a programmer.
My views on programming are very nascent and under formed. Even though I have been writing programs for about 4-5 years, i've only started reasoning about programming for hardly the past year or so. This leaves me in a state where I have a long way to go and a lot of things to learn.
As of now, I enjoy programming in Python. My work previously revolved around building internal tools to ease processes and managing infrastructure along with writing code in a company specific proprietary language. My editor of choice is vim and my love for it is very unconditional. I currently work in C# and Python at my current job.
I've just started learning some Functional Programming and thoroughly enjoying my experience with it. I dabble with Clojure, F# and some other lisps when I have time. I am also trying to get my brain through SICP.
The open source community has played quite a large role in my life. The major one being that it helps to keep me rooted to the ground. It helps me realize that I still have a lot to learn. Another thing is that it assures me that a bunch of completely random people from around the world can come together on an idea and just work on it, irrespective of any barriers that humanity has set up for itself. Which is why I always try and take time out to contribute where ever I can.
Today, I work with my father - Rajagopal at his company - Logic Soft in Chennai, helping to scale it and try different things. It is really exciting to be working for oneself. It brings with it a lot of challenges but at the end of day, it feels great. Before this I worked for 4 years at SAP Labs, Bangalore where I completed a work-study course from BITS, Pilani.
Apart from that, I love photography, design, typography, calligraphy and travelling. I hope to keep this blog very diverse covering topics from all of my above mentioned interests.