Monday, January 16, 2017

Because All The Leaders Were Developers Once

Hello and welcome to my new blog series "Fresher to Professional".  

This blog is for the beginners who are looking forward to start Career as software engineer, programmers, developers, designers. This blog will teach you real skills and attitude you need to be a successful IT professional. During my 10 years of Career I have realized that real trainings are missing when you start and that is affecting your Career in long run. I will share knowledge gained through out my Career that will help  you build your Career to top notch professional level. 

This is the first blog of this series and it's all about motivation. Yes motivation is the kay factor when you are starting your Career because you don't know about future and you must  have heard good and bad things about the Career you are about to start. So at this point either you are excited or you are little bit suspicious about your choice or you are totally frustrated about it. Every computer graduate who is starting a Career in IT must have heard some things which are enough to discourage you. Among it the worst thing an aspiring software engineer has to listen is..

Ahh Just Another ONE

Yes this is one thing which each IT professional has to face at a start of the Career. Whenever you tell someone that I am a computer engineer they will consider you JUST ANOTHER ONE of the heard. Unfortunately it's true. With the booming IT industry lots of people choose this as Career option and lots of computer and IT engineers are  graduating each year. There are lots of colleges, private institutes which offers various courses in IT and there are lots of students who choose it and come out as IT professional and it's increasing each year. So the society think that a COMPUTER ENGINEER is just another one who will start working as developer and will work for long hours with very less pay and lots of stress.  And this is right at certain point of time when you are starting as a fresher you have to work hard, you have to show your dedications, you have to learn new things and most important is you have to make sure that you don't become "JUST ANOTHER ONE".

Well no this is not true, 

We are not JUST ANOTHER ONE, We have potential to make a difference and be THE ONE

Do you know what's your value in IT Industry. Checkout this video.

Well, that's the Steve Balmer, former CEO of Microsoft, and he is praising you by this song, so you can understand how valuable you are.

Yes IT industry is all about developers.

Each IT professional, if trained and guided properly at start of the Career, they can be THE ONE. If you have that killer's instinct to do something different and have will power, dedications and you are willing to work hard, you can be THE ONE and make a difference. Every beginning is the small one and but the end depends on you. You can make it bigger or you can be just another one and finish it like everyone else. Do you know that the current leaders, the technology icons were once a developers or programmers just like you and me but they did something different and today they become the leaders. They started with small things but today they become giant and no one can beat them. Here are few examples. 

The Infosys Team

N. R. Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh and Ashok Arora

Co-founded in 1981 by 7 Engineers,  after they resigned from Patni Computer Systems.The company was incorporated as "Infosys Consultants Pvt Ltd." with a capital of ₹10,000 or US$250 in Model Colony, Pune as the registered office. It signed its first client, Data Basics Corporation, in New York City.In 1983. Today Infosys is the giant of Indian IT Industry. It's one of the biggest company of India with development center across the India and abroad. Today Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy is considered as a visionary and an icon of IT industry. Mr. Nandan Nilekani worked with Government of India for many IT projects including Aadhar - UIDAI. 

The Apple Team 

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne

Apple was established on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne to sell the Apple I personal computer kit. Later they have introduced series of personal computers like Apple 2, Lisa and most successful one Macintosh. In early days of apple,  Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak used work in Steve's Garage with a small team. They really struggled to sell their products and raise money for the new products. Today Apple is the most valuable technology company with products like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Macbook, iMac and one of the successful series of OSX operating system. They created all new market for mobile application developers. 

The Google Team 

Sergey Brin and Larry Page

Just like Apple Google was also started in garage. Larry Page and Sergey Brin dropped out of the college to start internet search website. They worked hard to come up with unique and robust search algorithm. Once Google was founded, there was no looking back for this duo. Today Google is considered as most robust search engine and most valuable technology company. Today they have introduced many products like Gmail, Google Glass, Youtube, Self Driving Car, Google Fibre, Android and they keeps on inventing new things everyday.

The MicroSoft Team 

Paul Allen and Bill Gates

Paul Allen and Bill Gates, childhood friends with a passion for computer programming, sought to make a successful business utilizing their shared skills. They co founded Microsoft as Software Development firm and worked with IBM on creating MS DOS. Later they have introduced their own operating system Microsoft Windows. Which can be considered as most successful operating system in the history. Today Microsoft is one the most valuable technology company. Like all of us Bill Gates and Paul Allen worked really hard in initially days. Bill Gates used to write codes for hours while they were working on MS DOS. Today lots of programmers writes code for him.

The Facebook  Team 

Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in Stanford University Room along with his few class mates. He started it as social networking site for Stanford and today it's worldwide social networking site. He with class mates wrote millions of lines of code for Facebook website and today he is in the list of billionaires. He employs people older than him to work for him. 

So the moral of the story is if you are starting your Career as a developer or programmer, you have a chance to make it big if you work really hard and if you have clear vision. You can also be like these leaders in future. Each start is small one but the end can be giant.  So do not feel that you are less than doctors and managers. You are unique as a computer engineer and you have a potential to make it different and stand out from the crowd and be the ONE. So do not listen to any criticism about yourself, do not believe in all that rubbish stuff, focus on your goal and work hard, you will be successful in your IT Career.  Your start is not small because

Because All The Leaders Were Developers Once

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