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August 12, 2013

1 year completion interview : Sai Sudha : The talkathon tester

Arthy Chandru would best describe Sai Sudha as “never ending talk” and so does Sai, a talkathon tester. She keeps people away from sleeping in office by constantly talking to them. On a serious note, Sai Sudha is talent – slowly discovering. She wrote a blog post that I read and was so proud to have someone write so very well working with us. She does have a great heart to help people, if people approach her for help. We hired a developer in test, Manikandan who needed help reviewing his blog posts and making it sharp. Sai Sudha has been helping Mani bring the best out of his. This is how I imagined Moolya to be several years back and people like Sai Sudha are making it possible.

Sai Sudha has put herself in unique position in Moolya. She has worked on almost all mobile app testing projects we got after she joined Moolya. She is quite excited about that and so are we. Sai Sudha would hardly get intimidated and that is a great quality to possess but when she is intimidated, she vows to work on skills to not be intimidated. Sai Sudha has capability to lead the future and here are some words from her.

PS: Considering this is your first job, how did your first one year of your career go according to you?

SS : My First year!! It was such an enriching experience ! Considering the fact that I met great people in this company, who are stalwarts in the Field of Testing. It was not entirely satisfactory to me though, as I feel I could have done much more than what I did. Nevertheless, no regrets. Learning is a continuous process, and I would keep it going :)

Moolya is the first company I joined. I still remember, the day I had attended my first interview in Moolya, I also had an interview in another company. And coincidentally, both were scheduled at 2pm. I had to choose between the 2 companies. I had browsed about both companies the previous day, and I was a little more impressed with Moolya than the latter. But I wasn’t sure of where I would be going until I stopped an auto rickshaw (or a tuck tuck). I had chosen the final option – Do an inky-pinky-ponky, which fortunately turned out to my favor, & I chose Moolya!! Isn’t this amazing? :-)

Even today, I get intrigued when this one question arises in my mind – What if I had chosen to attend the other one at that moment, & where would I have landed ? And doing what, by now?

PS: What are those memorable experiences you have had in Moolya so far?

saisudha 5SS : Aaah! This is something I can talk and talk and keep talking, as I have so many of them that could last a lifetime :-)

But to name a few, I guess it would start with the first Karaoke event that I participated when I was a newbie in Moolya, probably 2 days old ( I still remember scoring a 100/100. Haha! )

This followed by many more memories I could treasure, be it our Pondi trip, or the Tested Conference !! It has all been so wonderful ! Not to forget some great Friends For Life I made here, or be it the Secret Gladz thread on Skype without DS (winks winks) which is all fun filled and on the lighter side. The teatime masti, Friday fun with music, all of this and much more :) !

 

 

PS: Describe in your words the value Moolya adds to its customers?

SS : Factually, any client who has worked with Moolya for one project, has always extended its contract with Moolya, and have seen to it that they have been collaborated  with Moolya for as long as they have apps to develop and be tested. This, as a matter of fact, speaks of the trust and the empathy the clients build eventually while being associated with Moolya.

So, I guess, this simply explains it all :-)

PS: Do you want to talk about any specific colleague and how have they impacted you?

SS: Okay, this is a long list. So, I’d better go in a chronological order, on how I was impacted.

sai sudha 4Anil : Initially, when I had started to work with him,  words like “Sadu” & “Akdoo” (Dumb & Arrogant in Hindi) were what I’d associated with him. But gradually, I understood the humble & approachable person that he was!

He has come to become my 4 am friend, with whom I share the most silliest to the most complicated problems I have, & as always, he’s there to solve the 100′s of doubts and questions that occur to me even while at work, which involves the deep knowledge he has about Mobile Technology!

Arthy : Initially, again, I had a huge misconception about Arthy, that she’s not someone I could socialize with, as she looked like a typical decent housewife. Eventually, I discovered the real her, that was such a cool company to be with.

She’s somebody who doesn’t neglect even the silliest of doubts she gets while at work. Her deep enthusiasm to investigate anything to its roots is something I have always tried to learn.

There are also many other people I have become friends with, and are of equal importance to me.

Abi, my Tech Guru, is like a younger brother, with whom I indulge in childish fun! Both of us are Big Mouths, haha.

Nano, a very good friend. He’s an extremely cool and a chilled out guy, who doesn’t panic even when there is an Earthquake or a Tsunami :D !! No matter what the situation is, his BP graph would remain the same, & this is something I adore in him!

Also, not to forget good pals like Abhishek, Sambit, Adil, Vidisha, Swathi, and many more. Everyone has somehow influenced and had an impact on me in their own ways, for the better.

Lastly, I would like to add about my strongest support – DS. He has been like the pillar of support throughout the entire journey. Very approachable, and always ready to listen to our problems, and comes up with a solution for all of it. While at times, he dons the toughest taskmaster’s role, a few other times, he’s as jovial and friendly, as the rest of us. But whatever it is, “Strength and Honor, DS is our Father”, will remain our motto forever :) !!

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I could chuckle a lot reading it for the first time and that is I guess the same experience people will have reading this. Thanks Sai Sudha for contributing to what makes Moolya awesome – the power of awesome colleagues working with each other with no competition but pure improvement of skills. I have seen some of the mind maps she worked on and have asked her to explain it. She does it very well. Thanks for helping your colleagues as well as yourselves to do better professionally. It is my pleasure to publish this on your birthday. Happy Birthday and May you live long, to test more mobile apps and of course, keep talking :)

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