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Alpesh is a lead back-end engineer and an incredible solution generator with expertise in Ruby on Rails. He is a hands-on programmer with deep technical expertise and has great knowledge on software architecture and implementation.
Tell us about yourself!
I have been working in Pune for about 11 years. I was born and brought up in a small city called Palanpur, in northern Gujarat, India. I completed my computer science degree from C. K. Pithawala College of Engineering and Technology. After graduation, I started my career in Mumbai at Pinstorm. After working at Pinstorm for a year, I moved to Pune where I started working on Social Median, Fab, and Pepo with Nishith and Sunil. Apart from work, I love solving different puzzles such as sudoku. I have about 250 puzzles that I’ve worked on.
What excites you about blockchain?
Sometime in 2012, we had a hackathon at Fab and one of our team members built a project around bitcoin and blockchain. This is when I first heard about blockchain and I didn’t understand it much. I began to learn a little bit more about it as it gained traction. Over the past couple of years, there has been lots of development and improvements to blockchain technologies. I never thought that I’ll be working on blockchain technologies. While working at Pepo, we were trying to find a way to incentivize users, increased retention, and encourage user interactions. While we were experimenting with different solutions, we realized that we could build something with blockchain technology that can help others with user engagement and retention. Blockchain excites me because it’s interoperable, transparent, and immutable, removing the need for a trusted third party.
What does your role as a Senior Software Engineer at OST entail?
As I previously mentioned my interest for puzzle solving, ...
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