Fresh out of Training from Trivandrum and posted to Tata Consultancy Services in Bengaluru.

Interviewed for and got into the Card IVR & Voice Guided Services, a release based project as Developer. Started gaining experience in Linux, Nortel Periphonics, Shell Scripting and Perl.

Promoted to Project lead after a year and awarded Technical Excellence Award for contributions to the project. Automated several processes used by developers and testers, resulting in a cost saving of US $55,000 per release for the client.

Was secretly happy that I wasn’t posted to any other remote location.