February 14, 2014
Disclaimer: This post is nothing but a light read for Valentine’s day. Women, please don’t take up arms. (That doesn’t mean some of it won’t hold true for some programmers out there.) Love is in the air and everyone is celebrating the feeling of companionship. But as we speak, there's a programmer out there, attending […]
January 30, 2014
A tech interview is one of the most strenuous things that a programmer can be put through. Companies like Google and Facebook put prospective employees through as many as 8 to 9 rounds of interviews before making a hiring decision. Each round is tougher than the previous round and the number of mistakes that you […]
January 28, 2014
Okay. What exactly is a PHP ninja? IT companies, especially startups, have got to stop using the word ninja. Or Jedi. Or rockstar. Or code dragon. Popular job boards around the world are riddled with job postings which have adjectives like these. And honestly, they don’t mean much. HasGeek’s jobs board, one of the more […]
January 24, 2014
When it comes to landing a programming job, there’s a lot of talk about which are the hottest languages that you must learn. But talk to any programmer who knows their thing, and they’ll tell you that learning a language isn’t the only thing about learning programming. What’s just as important is to understand the […]
January 21, 2014
If you were to take a list of the top 20-30 programmers in the world, you will quickly find that between them, they’ve been attributed to almost everything significant about computer science today. This brings up the point that most of the world’s advancements are driven by a very small group of people. The world's biggest […]
January 20, 2014
Flipkart recently announced that Mekin Maheshwari, the former head of payments and digital media, will now don the role of the chief people officer. He would now oversee the entire HR department at Flipkart, which today is about 10,000 people. In an interview with the Economic Times, he said - “This role is amongst the […]
January 16, 2014
That’s obvious right? I mean, who wouldn’t want an iPad. But the point I’m trying to make here is bigger. As a HR professional, how often have you been faced with a situation where you’ve had to reward a resource for their outstanding work, outside of appraisals. If your company has been doing well for […]
January 13, 2014
In the recent edition of TechCrunch disrupt, SF, there was an interesting talk between Marc Benioff and TC founder Michael Arrington. It was a deeply philosophical talk, it was also one of those very few times that Arrington let the other person talk for so long! If you’ve got the time, you’ve got to watch […]
January 9, 2014
When someone talks about company re-orgs, you remember this man above. Going from a divisional organisation structure to functional organisational structure for a company with so many products, sounds so, Ballmer-esque. (more on that here, and here) Amen to the retired legend. But recently, there has been another kind of company reshuffle, which is mind […]