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Month: March 2016

See you later, Hyderabad!

It was September 2014, we have relocated to Hyderabad with my job at HCL Technologies and then to Deque. Now it’s time for us to bid farewell to Hyderabad as we are moving back to Bangalore and I’m joining Informatics starting April, 2016. It was a wonderful experience at both HCL Technologies and Deque. Though I have some opinions about HCL Technologies, it gave me an opportunity to work with some of the popular customers including Google. Deque is an amazing person to work with and at Deque I found people who are very knowledgable people and Deque’s India office…

Should I disclose my disability in resume? – my prospective

One of the thread taling about if a candidate should or should not mention their disability while writing resume?. Thought I would put my prospective here so that it may be helpful to many more. While I agree with my friend Sameer that it’s important to disclose disability to employer, my take is that it should not be done at the resume level. Because the fact is that even today, we have majority of companies who are not sensitized towards people with disabilities. Mostly, first filtering of resumes will happen at recruitment team and that too by Junior level analysts.…

#TS16: Techshare India Trip – Final day

Thanks to hotel staff for a wake up call; else I’m not sure how much I would have slept!! Day started with a productive conversation with Glenda Sims then proceeded to conference hall where Glenda and I have presented. Ironically, first session in that room got cancelled as speaker could not make it that gave us an opportunity to have a chat with several folks including some of my very long time friends. Nice meeting you, Annavaram, Shantanu, Dhanajay, Sunil, Nanda, Nawaz, Rama, Annice and many more! Glenda and I have presented on Enterprise level Tools and Solutions for Accessibility:…

#TS16 – Techshare India 2016 trip – Day 2

Day started by visiting His Holiness Shri. Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir at Lodhi Road. Had a very auspicious darshan. Then went to Andhra Bhawan to grab a bit of breakfast but the maintenance of the canteen is very poor. Reached The India Habitat Centre (venue of Techshare India 2016), whole venue is filled with festive flavor. Had breakfast with one of my old friends Jeevan. Thank you Deque Crew for setting up the stall so beautiful. It was wonderful to meet many of my long time friends Jim of Optelec, Steve Bennett of Dolphin, Priti of BarrierBreak. It was not…

#TS16 – Techshare India 2016 Trip Update – Got in!

Ah, the day began at 6 am! starting to office. Reached office by 8:00 am and wonderful conversations got started immediately with lovely Glenda Sims. (Glenda, glad you love Indian food!). Reached Hyderabad airport by 1:00 pm. As always, the most efficient and affectionate Indigo staff welcomed and got our boarding passes as per our requirements and with a little more support. Checked In and then had a quick lunch. Oh wow, quantaty and quality of food at “The Taste of India” is just awesome and deserve its name. Then boarded plane and it was an honor to sit next…