Hey folks ! My name is Harsh. I was raised in Fremont, attended High School in India, and attended University in Malaysia. I’ve started programming in High school where I learnt C++ for 2 years, then went on to learn Mechatronic Engineering, where I learnt how to combine mechanical and electrical components using programming (basically robotics of sorts). My first job was completely unrelated but it was something I loved beyond measure, as Project Manager for Liter of Light Malaysia (you can check out the link here : www.theincitement.com/projects/liter-of-light), one of Malaysia’s biggest privately funded volunteer projects.
Fun Fact #1: The startup I worked for was aiming to be a Social Business but only became a profitable and sustainable business after I helped them start up Liter of Light , within 6 months we went from being a non-profit to a 7 figure social business
Alas, good things need to come to an end and unfortunately that happens a lot in the startup world, company couldn’t afford my visa anymore so I high tailed back to California late January this year. The job hunt was a hustle, I realized I need to improve my skill set and work on what I’m already good at (programming), so I took up CodeSchool and FreeCodeCamp, but after many disappointments decided its time to invest in my future, and so here I am now prepping myself for App Academy.
Fun Fact #2: I have a very wide set of skills ranging from Engineering to Management to Media and Events, I can wear multiple hats under one roof, my job search was very wide and I guess this was my ultimate downfall since I couldn’t pick which skill set to focus on as a career.
I look forward to seeing the rest of my cohort fellows soon !