Some know me as a geek. Some as a nerd. Some as a rather intelligent, exceptionally handsome coding chimp (cos Chimps know what they’re doing, yo!).
My love for computers and coding began early in my childhood, as I recall memories of constructing a laptop out of cardboard on which I pretended to write Logo operations (that’s the programing language made famous for its little graphic creating turtle). By the age of about nine, my dad got us a state of the art IBM XT-PC, a champion machine which ran at a blazing 8MHZ on 640 kilobytes of RAM, displaying a whopping 16 unique colours when everyone else ran monochrome devices. I immediately got busy figuring out how this piece of machinery worked, breaking it many times before I began programming it myself.
Over the years, in an era without Internet, I taught myself a range of programming languages and gained technical know-how of personal computer systems, continually learning and upgrading my skills as technology rapidly evolved into the world-dominating behemoth that it is today. Having a fair bit of creative flair and a thirst for knowledge, I grew from strength to strength as a developer, eventually working for a variety of companies creating web-based applications that, for several organisations, became flag-ship products.
I ended my career in the IT world but still mash on some code occasionally when I want to have do some creative problem-solving. I can’t let it go completely. Afterall, with my Indian heritage, I only need an abacus to take over the world. Mwuhuhuhuhu! 😛
Creation.begins was the name I used for a long time as my freelance development monika. After I retired my coding cap, Creation.begins evolved into my public speaking and course facilitation platform, a far cry from the technical and geeky vibes that spawned it.
Check out the evolution. The links below will take you to my Creation.begins website.