Mentor Monday: Meet Sreyas

My_Profile_Pic.JPG.192x192_q85_crop_upscale.jpg

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.

Image uploaded from iOS (7).jpg