Engineers with a great attitude help us build great products. Meet Arun Kumar Kannan – loves to code, loves to laugh, always smiling, and always ready to take on a hard challenge – one of our super software engineers. We sat down with Arun to learn more about him.
What is your role at Indix?
I work in the data ingestion team and the process always starts with me. I am the one who decides how to crawl the sites and design parsers to extract information out of them. That information then flows upstream.
What did you do before Indix?
Before Indix, I was at Mobius Knowledge Services, a data servicing concern. There I worked on projects related to crawling.
Why did you join Indix?
Mainly because it’s a startup with a lot of challenges, and I love to take on hard challenges.
What have you learned working for a startup?
You have the opportunity to experiment and see what works and what doesn’t. You get to learn a lot of new technologies and determine the right fit for where it can be used. Also, there are lots of cool people around and we have fun together.
What technologies or trends get you most excited?
The GPS – a technology that brings everything to our fingertips like where you are, where you can go, calling a cab, getting traffic updates, etc. It’s attracting all kinds of different sectors and industries to make use of it.
What do you do for fun?
I really enjoy space fiction movies and series, and love reading articles related to space science. I love to do lucid dreaming and also like debating with friends about politics, space, sports and everything else!
What is your favorite technology product?
My Mac! It looks hot, keeps cool and is simple to use.
How would your friends describe you?
Friendly, always smiling and a fake scientist.