Secondary education in Warananagar, Dist. Kolhapur, India, 1980
BE Instrumentation, COEP, Pune, India, 1984
MS Computer Engineering, Syracuse University, NY, USA, 1988
Own venture Disha Technologies (now part of Mindtree), Seattle and Pune, 1997-2004
Executive VP, Aztecsoft (now part of Mindtree), Pune, 2005-2008
Activity since 2008: see the statement below.
My Present Activities:
These days I wear multiple hats: that of a CS instructor, personal coach, and writer. For my work I divide my time between Seattle, USA and Pune, India.
I work with InPods which makes software products pertaining to “Online Learning”. InPods has offices in Seattle and Pune. I also interact (in the capacity of advisory board member) with the executive team at AFOUR Technologies – a software testing firm based in Pune and Seattle.
Teaching Computational Thinking: (Teacher.pdf) I am interested in the idea of introducing to children (middle and high school students) and young adults, the power and beauty of Computer Science. Computer Programming is the “new magic", using which students can develop thinking skills, apply concepts of math, and apply their creativity to practically any field of their interest. Some of them may even develop interest in hi-tech career paths (commonly known as STEM careers).
I design and conduct programming courses and workshops for young students in which they pursue project-based learning. I was a co-founder of SPARK Institute where we researched and promoted this idea. I have written books on Scratch and Logo Programming.
If you are interested in learning Scratch Programming and would like to know how I might be able to help, please click here.
Personal coach/mentor: (Business.pdf) I like to help individuals solve problems of life, profession, and career. The focus of my coaching is to help the individual build self-awareness and a robust philosophical/intellectual framework to deal with challenges. Through continuous dialog and team-work we work together to solve current problems and open up future opportunities.
Writer: (Writer.pdf) I like to write non-fiction pieces about programming, education, personal philosophy, and professional development. I also like to write poetry and stories that touch upon the lives of today's global professional. I have published a collection of stories called the Twilight Toast. I have a deep love for the English language, and I help professionals improve their written English through personal coaching and reviewing.
I am deeply interested in music. I play the violin and the keyboard, and enjoy several types of music. I am a student of philosophy and physics, and my current fad is the theory of randomness - which says that a lot of things (probably all things?) in science and life are just plain probabilistic.
I have written articles on a variety of topics - most of them based on my experience of running a venture, customer/team interaction, coaching, and business management.
I also like to write for entertainment: primarily poems and short stories - some of them fictional and some based on real life experiences. Go ahead, take a peek!
Philosophy is one of my favorite preoccupations. Here's a collection of thoughts and ideas that I have culled from books, day-to-day events, speeches/articles of wise people, and so on.
I like to write reviews and excerpts of interesting books.
My father and I have a few published books to our credit. Click here to find out how you might get your hands on them.
My daughter Sanika likes to draw and paint. Here is a small collection of drawings and paintings created by her.
Finally, there are other folks in my family (such as my parents), who are excellent writers. Here are some of their articles and stories.
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