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Chandrashekar V

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Chandrashekar or Chandru, as he's known to all (mainly to avoid confusion), is a frontend engineer at Obvious. He has worked in a string of startups, first as a content strategist and a marketing writer, before switching lanes to write frontend code for a handful of web applications. The last 4 years have been all frontend design and development for a variety of products, ranging from social media schedulers to demand forecasters as well as a a brief stint in Fintech.

Expanding the Chandrashekar Limit at Obvious, however, is just the start of his contributions here. Chandru is someone who takes pride in every ebb and flow of the journey — no matter how big or small. He's also a worthy addition to the burgeoning punsters group, reaffirming that punsters come with all kinds of frequencies and "Out-There Quotients" of jokes.

When asked why he's an engineer and what motivates him to work, Chandru said:

I enjoy being able to solve problems by writing code. It's both a painful and a pleasurable experience rolled into one. But when it works, all the pain gets forgotten. I don't wake up excited everyday, but on the days that I do, it's mostly because I've stumbled onto an idea that I can implement, or a new way of doing things, and that's what keeps me going.

A good day at work for Chandru is when he has a clear idea of what he's going to do, a solid plan, and is able to finish it in a way that corresponds to his standards of what is good quality.

A #BeyondTheObvious glance into Chandru's life unearths a quiet strength and multiple interests—one of playing music, writing, taking long walks, maintaining stoicism and liking Feynman. For Chandru, it's also important to have more conversations about questioning our ideas and notions of progress. And not just in terms of who is progressing or is it inclusive enough, but also on the impact or the side effects of progress, whether we need it, if a segment of people is getting affected more because of progress somewhere else and if there's a way to consciously agree upon stopping some of the things that probably we don't need.