Monday, April 14, 2008


No it’s not just a catchy title; I mean it. I WILL code for FREE. I am broadly available and would like to volunteer for software projects that will utilize my education/skills/experience or enable me to learn new technologies.

Why do I want to do this?

  • I have a professional degree and want to put it to good use. Under normal circumstances I would have resorted to seeking employment. Unfortunately, my VISA status does not allow me to work and hence the altruistic tone.
  • I fear I will get rusty by the time I am legally allowed to seek employment. I believe that can be avoided by contributing my skills towards some real world projects.

Why should you consider me?

  • I will cost you nothing, since you don’t have to pay me.
  • I have a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from a US university.
  • I have experience (4 years) developing software for diverse domains such as Automotive, Industrial Automation, and Finance.
  • I’ve had the privilege of dabbling with various software tools and technologies. I am good with VB.NET, Perl, InstallShield, and different Rational Tools.
  • I enjoy learning and have a short learning curve for new technologies and industry domains. I am open to re-tooling myself.
  • I like interacting with people. I am considered to be a good team player but I also work well independently with minimum supervision.
  • I am perseverant and take my work seriously. I possess good communication skills.
  • I have exposure to working in multi-cultural work environments and experience with global engineering.
  • I am well versed with SDLC processes, standards and tools.

That's it for here. If I seem like a person that you could use or need more information, please email me . I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


I am said...

good luck sarika, am sure something will come around..

is there a particular language you code in?

Roshan said...

My wife was in the same boat as yours last year. I completely understand your situation. My wife wanted to build a website for Indian women in India and abroad (on the lines of Women's Era magazine). She just needed more hands. It just did not happen!

You may want to do that. It will be a fantastic thing.

Akira said...

@I am: Thanks!...that would be VB.NET/C#

@roshan: hmm...such is life...there are so many things that one can do as a programmer, however I need some real assignment to keep my motivation towards accomplishing it...

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Best wishes