We started the series talking to our interns to understand how it is like working at SpringRole, their ambitions, and their thoughts about technology.
The kind of fun the interns have and the pace at which they learn makes me wish I had a similar internship opportunity at the start of my career.
In this first post in the series, we talk to Yashasvi Chaudhary, a final year student at Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. He is a blockchain enthusiast and joined the SpringRole team to learn and work on private chains and token exchange protocols. Talking to him, one can feel the enthusiasm for crypto. The energy and the knowledge he has is infectious and hits you with a lasting impression. Here is a discussion with Yashasvi:
Why a startup and not a corporation for your internship?
Working with startups is very different. It is challenging, and you get to learn a lot. In a corporation, on the other hand, the scope of learning is limited to the work done in the team you are assigned to. Not so much in a startup. You can interact with every department and work on multiple projects.
“I come in as an intern and found that the learning curve is great. There are more responsibility and greater accountability. The work environment is great and you have to learn quickly.”
“For the first couple of months, I had to adjust a lot to the pace. Andonce I had it figured, it was fun to learn.”
I am interested in the fact that my code will shape the product and will be used in a live setting. This is what I would have missed in a big organization. The opportunity to contribute to the actual product and development. This adds the enthusiasm for work and product building.
I believe that building is the best way to learn anything. And, this is precisely what I got to do at SpringRole.
Why did you choose SpringRole and how was your experience here?
Before joining the team, the only interaction I had was with the HR, and a few people I knew who were working here. The discussions about work and culture at SpringRole excited me. This is not just one company but a lot of smaller companies working towards a single goal — the goal of decentralized information.
The growth here was excellent as people were working on different projects. Everyone was cooperative and fun to work with. The things they are working on is challenging, and I like the way they go about it. The team collectively can do anything they set out to do.
I worked on private chains and token exchange protocols. I understood the gaps I had in my learning and where to grow in the blockchain ecosystem. There are far fewer people in the world who understand blockchain entirely than the people who are working on it. I got to understand the core of it.
SpringRole is one of the best places to work and build blockchain products.
What are you looking forward to after your internship at SpringRole?
Learning more is the first and foremost goal. Working with SpringRole has been great. I learned a lot about Blockchain, startups, and culture. I have always been a curious one.
After this, I am going back to college. I have a basic plan to get into Blockchain. This is what excites me and this is why I joined SpringRole.
“I am really excited about Libra too, from Facebook. It has great userbase and tapping into it is something on my mind.”
Is Blockchain something to look forward to? What is your reasons behind being in this space?
There is a lot of hype and potential in the blockchain technology. The whole universe is coming together for Blockchain. It solves many complex problems humans are facing at this time. It can help in protecting personal information, building decentralized databases, creating actual value for intellectual properties, and more.
“The future is changing and blockchain will help propel everyone into a different world. I want to be a part of it!”
What do you think about the future of technology of India?
“One of the major problems India is facing at this point is population. The future holds great advances in technology and India will build products to solve problems population brings.”
How do you envision your future?
“Traveling the world and enjoying life is a top priority in my life.”
I would be working on something which makes me enjoy life and helps the community in the process. This is going to involve working on blockchain. These are exciting times to be alive, and I am sure it is only slated to be better in the future.
“I want to know more, see the world, and work with people from around the world. I want to make sure my people get to see the world too. I want my parents and loved ones to see the world and travel with me.”
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SpringRole is the platform where people can view, share, and get attestations on their professional profile, thereby creating a verified resume that they can share and use. The organizations themselves verify a user’s educational qualifications and work experience, which is written directly to the blockchain. To assess a user’s skill set, SpringRole has a system of weighted endorsements that let users objectively look at people’s profiles and evaluate their skill level.
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