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