Mentor Monday: Meet Sreyas


A Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at T-Mobile, Sreyas mentors our youngest students each week at The MIX. 

Meet Sreyas...

What is something many people don't know about you?
I am a good cook.

How did you become interested in technology and programming?
Since my childhood I was always interested in computer and and computer games. I always wondered how computers worked and how to  create my own game. 

What did you study in college?
I have a diploma in Information Technology, BSC in Computer Science and M.S in Information Systems Management.

What are you working on now?
I am a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer at T-Mobile. I use automation tools like Selenium Webdriver and Java to test web applications. 

What have you gained from being a mentor? 
I have learned how to mentor kids and its easy to solve a problem when you think like a kid.

What was your most memorable moment while mentoring?
Initially it was difficult for the kids to understand the basic concepts about programming so I had to explain to them by the way they understand like explaining them with examples that they understand i.e “a function is like a cookie jar” which was a new experience for me.

Is there anything that you wish you could tell your younger self about coding?
I wish I could had learned programming at a younger age. 

What is it about Bold Idea's mission that really connects with you?
The opportunity to share my knowledge to young minds and help them learn programming.

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