Interview with Mr. Ashish Khandelwal by Mr. Shivprasad Koirala.
Describe about yourself
Hi, this is Ashish Khandelwal, I am from Pune (India). I am currently full time employee of one of the known software development company as an Associate Architect. I got Microsoft MVP Award in 2010 (C#). I do believe in knowledge sharing and therefore I actively participate on MSDN forms as well as run my blog (http://AshishKhandelwal.arkutil.com
You can find me on my blog or my twitter: @AK_indian or write me @: AshishKhandelwal@arkutil.com
How did you get MVP award and which trade?
Ashish: In my 10+ years of experience I have worked on various different technologies and experienced different technical problems. I keep sharing all these experiences on my blog and try to help people in various forums by answering their queries. Based on my Technical expertise and contribution to the communities, Microsoft awarded me "Most Valuable Professional" Award on October 2010 in C#.
Any inspirational moment you would like to share with developers?
Ashish: I would say, ‘Microsoft Most Valuable Professional’ award. Let me share one incidence here, near about 8 months back when I replied to one of the questions on MSDN form, after some time I revisited the same thread I found a comment addressing the questioner “You got a reply from MVP, haven’t the issue is not yet resolved?”. That comment changed lot within me – I knew MVP award is lot – but now I realized the responsibilities of become MVP. Getting MVP might be easy but fulfilling expectation is hard and that’s the challenge.
Whats your advise for todays software professional ?
Ashish: Be active on communities online or offline. If you want to see yourself special in the crowd, you have to give something more than others. Give 2-3 hours daily to learn more about technology. And always remember – the more you share your knowledge the more you will learn.
How do you manage personal and professional life?
Ashish: Truly, it’s hard but you have to manage. I would say it is all about time management. Everybody has a vision but don’t have time. Therefore, you have to manage your time and that I try to do.
Who is your favorite MVP ?
Ashish: For me all are special, everybody is inspirational. They all have qualities and skills; I still have to learn lot from them.
Where do you see yourself after 5 years?
Ashish: Become inspirational to others J - kidding – but this is true because if you wants to become inspirational to other, you must have quality skills and that I want – I want to see myself more and more technical.
Your 1 big regret in life.
Ashish: Nothing specific, till the day by hard work, support from community, family and god everything is going well!
Your 1 big great decision?
Ashish: My blog http://AshishKhandelwal.arkutil.com. I found this is a great channel to communicate with other experts and learn from their view.
Which technology do you like most?
Ashish: Nowadays, WCF, MEF, AppFabric Caching (Velocity). It keep changing J.
Thank you Ashish for your time. Good Luck !