Who are you?
Hello - I am Vishal. I am an engineer for the Flow team. I am originally from Nashik, India - a small little cozy town north of Mumbai. I did my Masters in Computer Science from University of Houston and an MBA from Emory University. Before that, I did my Bachelors in Computer Engineering from University of Pune, India. As part of my career, I have had the opportunity to work in different domains ranging from embedded systems, bio-tech, enterprise applications, video delivery and now blockchain.
What lured you into the world of blockchain?
I think I suffer a bit from the shiny object syndrome when it comes to technology. I witnessed the crypto boom in 2018 and from what I read and understood, I felt that blockchain is really a revolutionary idea not just in terms of technology but also in terms of how it can be an enabler for a better society. I definitely wanted to be a part of the action and that is how I ended up here.
How did you get hooked on Flow?
What should I read next?
The Fabric of Reality by David Deutsch - I highly recommend it if you want to understand deep scientific concepts but don’t like reading difficult mathematical formulae.
If you have a lot of time on your hands then this - Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings by John R. Perry. It is heavy but life changing.
What’s your favorite quote?
Saw this on Pinterest a few days back and loved it!
"Never do the envy, jealousy & insecure stuff. Be the hustler, the well-wisher, the go getter" - anonymous