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In this week's Techie Tuesdays, we bring to you the story of a boy from a small village in Uttar Pradesh who fought against all the odds to become a living example of what you can achieve if you keep working towards your goal. Meet Satish Chandra Gupta, the co-founder of Slang labs.
10 October 2017
In a recent AMA on YSConversations, - Sauvik Banerjjee, CTO, Tata CLiQ answered questions on technology, omni channel e-commerce, leadership and more.
20 September 2017
Three acquisitions from the past have played a key role in building Freshworks’ latest product Freshchat. It’s a messaging product that provides a suite of website and in-product engagement capabilities which help businesses capture more leads and drive sales.
18 September 2017
Our Techie Tuesdays of the week, Shakthi Kannan dons the hats of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) advocate, documentation expert, and DevOps engineer with ease.
12 September 2017
Between 2012 and 2017, Flipkart grew more than 20 times in revenues. A large part of that growth can be attributed to systems shaped by Ashish Gupta, our Techie Tuesdays’ candidate for the week.
5 September 2017
To know Richard Stallman is to know the true meaning of freedom. He’s the man behind the GNU project and the free software movement, and the subject of our Techie Tuesdays this week.
29 August 2017
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s landslide victory in the 2014 general elections was in large part a result of its massively successful digital campaign. And the man who scripted it was Arvind Gupta. The focus of this week’s Techie Tuesdays, Arvind joined BJP in 2010 after exiting from his second startup. He was convinced about the […]
22 August 2017
This is the story on Tukaram Mundhe, a fearless civil servant in Maharashtra who has never cared for the consequences while discharging his duties. A 2005 batch IAS officer who’s currently serving as CMD, PMPML, Pune, Mundhe has been transferred nine times in the past 12 years as a result of the audacious steps he has taken in each of his postings.
16 August 2017
For Akash Gupta, a journey which started with building humanoids has shaped into one of the largest automation companies of the world today. Our candidate for this week’s Techie Tuesdays, Akash is the Co-founder and CTO of Grey Orange, an automation startup that provides warehousing solutions.
15 August 2017
What happens when an officer takes fair but tough decisions in public interest which may go against the high and the mighty? What happens when he takes such decisions again and again? Here’s the story of Tukaram Mundhe, an Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer who has been handed nine transfers in 12 years of his service because of his uprightness and devotion to duty.
15 August 2017
Our Techie Tuesdays’ candidate this week, Joydeep Sen Sarma is the quintessential Indian geek who believes in figuring things out for himself. Whether it was preparing for IIT-JEE and scoring an all-India rank 18 or fighting the whole tech industry against eventually consistent database systems, he knew he could do it and he was right. […]
8 August 2017
Vibhore Sharma’s story is a testimony to how passion trumps everything. He lost his father while he was still in school and couldn’t go to college. He had to start working early to support his family, but he didn’t let it come in his way. Our Techie Tuesdays of the week, Vibhore is the CTO […]
1 August 2017
Amr Awadallah would be a professor today had he not stumbled upon the world of startups. The focus of this week’s Techie Tuesdays, Amr Co-founded Cloudera, the platform for data management and analytics he built on Apache Hadoop and other open source technologies. The company went for an IPO earlier this year and is now […]
25 July 2017
Abhinav Asthana is Co-founder and CEO of Postman, an API development platform used by millions of developers across the globe. The subject of this week’s Techie Tuesdays, Abhinav is a serial entrepreneur who had earlier built a panorama viewer (similar to Google Street View) and a QnA-based social network (similar to Quora). If you’re a developer, then […]
18 July 2017
Our Techie Tuesdays candidate this week, Ajay Shrivastava is the man who built technology at Oyo from scratch. An entrepreneur, hustler and an armyman at heart, Ajay’s enthusiasm is infectious. Because of his distinctive management style, he has been the culture head at Oyo and Knowlarity. When Ajay Shrivastava met Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo was still […]
11 July 2017
Pradeep Soundararajan and Avinash Nishant’s app performance testing startup App Acchi is trying to take on giants like Google and Amazon who have products and services in the same domain. “Do one thing and do it well.” Pradeep Soundararajan, Co-founder, App Achhi, swears by these words of Jan Koum and keeps telling this to his product […]
10 July 2017
If you are an 80s’ born, then chances are that your first social media account was on orkut.com. The platform was named after its creator Orkut Büyükkökten, a Turkish software engineer. Thirteen years after founding the iconic social network, Orkut’s tryst with technology and connecting people continues. In this episode of Techie Tuesdays, YourStory speaks […]
4 July 2017
Our protagonist for this week’s Techie Tuesdays is Kiran Bhat, who won the 2017 Oscar for technical achievement. The technology which he developed at IL&M has been used in movies like Avengers (for Hulk), Pirates of the Caribbean (for Davy Jones), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Warcraft, Star Wars: Episode VII, and Rogue One: A Star […]
27 June 2017
Anima Anandkumar pioneered the research of finding global optimal in non-convex problems, a big pain point in machine learning. Our protagonist for this week’s Techie Tuesdays, Anima is an academician who represents the best of both worlds—industry and academia. She has contributed significantly to major AI and ML projects at Amazon. This is a treat […]
20 June 2017
This is the story of Alan Cooper, a high-school dropout who went on to become the ‘Father of Visual Basic’, one of the most successful programming languages. His first startup built Silicon Valley’s first serious business software for microcomputers. The protagonist of this week’s Techie Tuesdays, Alan was a part of the tech revolution that […]
13 June 2017
Earlier this year, the National e-Governance Division launched OpenForge, a platform for open, collaborative development of e-governance applications. While opening the source code of government applications is a paradigm shift, is it open (and inviting) enough for the tech community to collaborate? The rise of the Digital India programme has put across the message to […]
12 June 2017
Our Techie Tuesdays candidate for the week, Vijaya Kumar Ivaturi, fondly known as IVK among his colleagues, has nothing usual about him. He’s one of the core team members who set up telecom business division for Wipro in the 90s and served as its CTO later. His is an interesting journey, as there aren’t many techies out there […]
6 June 2017
The star of our Techie Tuesdays this week, Ashish Gupta is the head of all things digital at PolicyBazaar. What separates him from the rest is his grip on operations, sales, marketing, and everything else a techie usually maintains a distance from. His 16-year career may include only eight years of tech roles but that doesn’t […]
30 May 2017
In this week’s Techie Tuesdays, we bring you the journey of Mitesh Agarwal, the VP and India CTO of Oracle India. During his engineering days at BITS Pilani, this professional quizzer was a robotics genius and had even built a prototype of Mars Rover. But life had other plans for him, as to with whom […]
23 May 2017
Anand Chandrasekaran has made over 30 angel investments in the last two years. Here’s an account of his portfolio of startups and where they stand now. Amit Kumar Agarwal, Founder and CEO of NoBroker, and his two co-founders Akhil Gupta and Saurabh Garg, are first-generation entrepreneurs. While building NoBroker, they observed that the trend of […]
19 May 2017
This week’s Techie Tuesdays is the story of Leena N, a pragmatic and passionate programmer, lean thinker, and extreme programming evangelist hooked to continuous delivery. A mother of two, she’s the co-founder and head of engineering of nine-year-old startup Multunus. Leena N is a known name in the tech community in India, and here is […]
16 May 2017
Vaibhav Kumaresh is the man behind Simpoo Singh, the famous 30-second cartoon series featured on Channel V, which tickled millions of Indians. Almost two decades later, Vaibhav is as enthused about animation and storytelling, as he was in his early days. When Vaibhav Kumaresh was doodling the face of his teacher in class, little did […]
16 May 2017
The Jungle Book won the 2017 Oscar for Best Visual Effects. One of the two companies credited with the brilliant work was Motion Pictures Company (MPC), whose Bengaluru centre contributed significantly to the project. They shared their part of the journey with a few VFX enthusiasts at the Bengaluru GAFX 2017. Jon Favreau loved the 1967 animated […]
15 May 2017
Ajey Gore, a commerce graduate from University of Allahabad, is a brilliant example that you don’t need a formal degree to chase your dreams. Hailing from Banda in Uttar Pradesh, today he’s the group CTO of Indonesia’s first unicorn, Gojek. Once, while running his startup, Ajey had reached a stage where he had to sell his […]
9 May 2017
Despite being the largest producer of millet in the world, India has not been able to harness the potential of millets. A Hyderabad-based research institute wants to change it. Millets, a family of highly variable small-seeded grasses, are cultivated around the world as fodder or food for humans, with India being the largest producer. Millets […]
4 May 2017