Spotlight 25: Dhruva Shastri
Today we’re going to India to meet the wonderful Dhruva Shastri.
Name: Dhruva Shastri
Job: Android Developer
Favorite website, app or gadget: website – technotalkative.com, stackoverflow.com, androidhive.com, quora.com, , androidpolice and few more blogs; app – Flipboard, Mountain Valley(Game); gadget – smartwatch
I have done MCA from GTU. I am a Android Developer at Apollo Softtech Pvt. Ltd. So I keep making my hands dirty with coding everyday and I’m learning new things every day. Along with that, I love to play with sketches and colors and I keep trying hands on with crafting ui/ux layouts and capturing/editing photographs. I am willing to explore my career path in developing Android applications.
What inspired you to pursue a career in IT?
The faster growth in technology and internet world, as well as my interest towards computer and gadgets, pulled me in IT.
What does your working day look like?
Android development at most, other than that, with designs and layouts of apps to work upon.
Do you have a hero, or someone who inspires you?
My uncle has started learning android at age of 75. Along with the blessing and support of my family, an awesome guide and mentor like Mr. Paresh Mayani (@pareshmayani), my manager @GDGAhmedabad and the motivation and advice of friends like Dhrumil Shah (@dhuma1981, Co-Organizer GDGAhmedabad) and Chintan Rathod (@chintanrathod16) the strong backbone. They always inspire me to work more and better.
Why do you love working in IT/Tech?
Each day there is something new to learn. As with coding challenges it teaches me to deal with challenges in all domains. It’s a ‘forever growing’ field.
Do you have a degree in IT? If so, what taught you the most? And if not, did you miss some important knowledge?
Yup! I have persuaded MCA. Nothing is better than self learning.
What would be your advice to everyone who is interested in a career in tech? (or learning to code?)
Just four words: Learn, Perform, Practice, Teach.
Extra question from Katherine: Do you have any advice for people in the industry who are struggling with burnout?
Yes. Try to never give up and keep digging.
Thank you Dhruva! See you next week :)