Pratul has worked with a variety of clients such Ola Cabs, Dunzo, Myntra, and Flipkart, helping them deliver products that continue to improve and evolve. He believes that great products are much more than the sum of writing and deploying code, and his work at Obvious has helped him understand how to create productive engineering teams at scale.
Pratul's active interest and participation in the open source movement shaped and guided his philosophy on software engineering and communities. Starting as a web developer and Linux sysadmin in 2006, he contributed to Drupal for many years, before moving to mobile engineering.
At Obvious, no matter the size and priority of a conundrum, Pratul will respond to it with equal amounts of dedication and willingness to help, and a huge grin to add some warmth.
When asked why he chose Engineering, Pratul said:
For Pratul, a good day at work is a mix of things. Being able to have some deep work time to myself where he can tune everything else out and work towards building or solving something. That combined with some amount of downtime, maybe have a conversation about something tangential, unrelated to the work that he's doing with somebody. That definitely constitutes as a great day.
#BeyondTheObvious cat-joke-chat trinity, Pratul is driven to make something worthwhile of this world, and leave a lasting impact. Pratul's conscious effort to be always better—at engineering, giving sage advices, having difficult but much-needed conversations, or being encouragingly inclusive and empathetic—is a journey worth emulating.