I complete 11 years as a professional software engineer. Feel so old already 😅
It’s amazing how times have changed since the year I started studying for my Engineering degree. People kept telling me that Computer Science/Information Technology is a fad. It won’t stick for long like other engineering branches like Electrical or Civil. That was 15 years ago. Can you imagine a world without IT now?
We didn’t have internet in our hostel till my 7th semester. Our head of department had assigned my friend and I a project to build Student Management System in PHP ( DB – MySQL). We both were absolutely clueless on how to even get started on language we had never seen before. We mostly learnt C, C# and Java in our class.
Those were days when Library was the answer to every single question. We borrowed numerous books on PHP and MySQL, read it from front to back, practiced and learnt the language. By the end of the term our shiny new project was ready.
But funnily, the most tricky bit was to install Linux in our computers. Crashed our windows OS a couple of times before we finally got it right. 😅 I think we were trying to install Fedora core Linux which was soon discontinued later that year. 🙈
Imagine how easily one can learn in today’s world. It’s unbelievable how Information is now available at fingertips.
In case you are wondering, here’s the screen that I look at 8 hours a day 😅
Cake days are fun 😀😀
When people bring chocolates to the office… How can one refuse!
Managed to grab an apple from our office fruit basket.
When my thoughtful manager brought me breakfast at 6 am on a Sunday for a production release.
When the Manilla team sent us some of their delicacies. It’s an edible paper toffee.
And when we have simply given up on life, universe and everything 😅 That’s my pair, after I asked him too many questions 😅.