Tuesday, January 01, 2008

365 Days @ Symantec Corporation, Pune

How fast days and months passed, one year back when I joined Symantec, I was really not expecting so much from life. In last one year @ Symantec, I learned so many new things, techniques. This particular time span helped me a lot to shape up my career.

Overall I played a role in 2 major releases of SFM product lines with 181 bugs reporting before hand. This brought the reputation in a QA team and a nightmare for one of my developer buddy. Now days whenever I called him, his first line is “What I did wrong this time? J” poor soul…..

Attended many technical events organized by EMC, HP, Dell at various location. Those events helped me to get the insight into servers and storage hardware business. Earlier I used to overlook those things as mere platforms for software to work and to cater the needs. But the technology people are developing to improve the hardware performance, storage capacity and power efficiency is mind blowing. Our educational curriculum in India is not giving much importance to this particular part and India is lagging behind when it comes to hardware manufacturing. Let’s hope that this will change by 2020.

Being a part of startup (Ensim Corporation) and after that at Symantec, those 2 experiences taught me a lot about this overall software industry, business modules and processes. At Ensim my technical growth was horizontal; it was like working and understanding many things at a time and executing them. At Symantec, it’s the time to gain domain specific knowledge and become master.

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