The M2S Series: Say Namaskāra To Deepak S Madambi, DYT’s Tech Lead
It’s the people who make a company. There is an inherent truth in the saying. So, to introduce you to the pivotal people who make Do Your Thng, we present the Monday to Saturday series.
Getting To Know The People of DYT: Deepak
Let’s paint a picture.
The skies are #009AEE and the sun is #FFB300. You’re driving down to your hometown and are cruising along the emptiest stretch of the highway when your founder calls (*slightly panicked*) to say that the product code is crashing.
What do you do?
You assuage his fears and promise to start putting out fires as soon as you reach inhabited land with a stable internet.
You stop at the first dhabba, connect your laptop to a spotty mobile network, and get to coding.
That’s the story of Deepak S. Madambi.
You might call it dedication. We call it setting a bad precedent for the rest of the team, who now have to work three times as hard to impress the said founder.
So, let’s just move along and get to thngs that better acquaints you with Deepak.
His Official Designation
His Unofficial & Much More Important Position
For most of us, though, Deepak is the Dhaba Coder, the highway tech guy, and the main player on the daily Tech Catch-Up call.
His Monday Face
Monday begins with a smile for Deepak. But don’t let that fool you. Only part of the happiness is getting back to a product that he considers his adoptive child. The rest is for the long, long, long list of tasks he comes armed with for his team.
His Saturday Face
A smirk, a smile, and the impending doom of Monday Blues is how the work week ends for Deepak.
Pretty normal, right? Wrong!
Unlike the rest of us lowly grunts, his Fridays are incomplete without another long, long list. This time it’s a questionnaire on ‘have sprint tasks been completed’, or ‘are they on track?’ God forbid if the answer is no, because that unleashes another interrogation.
What’s His Bread + Butter
Legend has it that air, water, and food are what we need to live.
Legend is proven wrong.
Deepak counts his laptop, coding, and developer communities like GitHub, Stackoverflow, and Hashnode as the necessities for his survival.
What The Team Thinks About Him
Supportive, reliable, cooperative, and tenaciously hardworking, Deepak is a 4-ply tissue with a magic touch. He can handle the often-chaotic tech team like a pro and never, ever, returns a 404 error when there is work to be done.
What The Team ‘Really’ Thinks About Him
A straightforward guy who knows how to work & chill. That is, until the gloves come off.
Then you get to see Deepak with the tact of an avalanche that will definitely put you in an existential crisis and make you emotionally unavailable for the next 2 to 3 business days.
But we still wouldn’t have it any other way. The mountains of sarcasm have many little plateaus of a very thoughtful and accommodating Deepak.
What He Brings To Do Your Thng?
If we got a penny to list down all the thngs Deepak brings to DYT, we’d be rolling in moolah. We tell you, rollin’.
He genuinely and passionately believes in the product we’re building for the Creator Economy, which, FYI, was held together by spit before Deepak came along. It’s his ninja coding abilities mixed with a problem-solving perspective that’s made the DYT platform a better one.
What DYT Brings To Him?
In Deepak’s parlance, DYT gives him the gift of building what he wants, boxed in recognition and wrapped in happiness, with a bow called stress on top!