Excuse Me! Is This Sunday...
Sadashiv is a local lad with a commerce background and by virtue of having done some computer courses he got his first opportunity to work as a programmer with 'Clipper' as the base language. "I did the computer courses for something else and ended up somewhere else," says Sadashiv. "I did a course in WordStar, Lotus and dBase and ultimately it was dBase that interested me the most. That's how I got into this programming stuff." Three and half year's later opportunity knocked at his door.
When he joined Icode 5 years ago, there were two teams at that time - the Accware team and the Everest team. The Accware team worked at night since it was a running product and Everest was still in the R&D stages. Hence, this team worked in the day. He's working on Everest since the last 2 years as a project leader. Does he have to interact with the Tech Support team? He explains how different the structure is now. "We have now a Developer Support department which will take care of problems encountered by Tech Support. If they can't solve that, only then it's escalated to us." A typical problem would be if a customer is unable to connect to the database or unable to run the desktop and may have missed some steps. Or perhaps someone is trying to import stuff and may want info on that. Whatever be the customer's requirement, it's attended to immediately. No shortcuts.
Sadashiv feels Icode is a company that's going places and makes less noise in the bargain. He believes many other companies who are making a 'big bang' do not having enough fallback plans. And if Icode pulled it off, it's due to the tenacity of the founders and who hung on to their vision. He has a good word for his colleagues too. "When I joined, ours was just a small group. But today things have changed with growth. Even then, the atmosphere is friendly and the youngsters are an enthusiastic lot, knowledgeable and very much in tuned to technology, which is the basic requirement."
Apart from work what does he enjoy most? "Sundays are the days I look forward to. Spend time with the family, perhaps go out or simply watch TV," says Sadashiv. Unlikely for a techie to end up being a couch potato, you can be sure of that.
Yes Sir, Sundays are for the family. TV is just a minor diversion. Ever wondered what he'd do if someone gave him a week full of Sundays?