Know Your MVP - Akhil Mittal

Akhil Mittal.jpg1. What is your name?

Akhil Mittal

2. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have an experience of more than 6 years in Microsoft technologies. I currently work as an Engineer Analyst in an education company located in NOIDA. I am a big fan of Microsoft .net and c#. I am an MCTS in .Net Web applications and .net Framework 2.0 and 4.0. I love to explore the latest and emerging technologies. I have been recently announced as a VIP member on C# corner which made me very happy. I believe in knowledge sharing and helping the fresh developers to grow as competent professionals and a good human being. I believe in team work and posses an honest attitude towards work. I love to party, crack jokes, hangout with friends, family and codes. I am an easy going person who believe in self spirit.

3. How long have you been associated with C# Corner?

I have been associated with C# Corner for about more than 3 years. I joined the community in September 2010 and I am proud to be a part of this community.

4. What makes you to be a part of C# Corner?

C# Corner works as a community, and a community’s goal is to share or give something without expecting a return. I believe in C# community’s goal that makes me a part of C# corner. Besides that I actively participate in Delhi Chapter introduced by C# corner. The chapters have always proved to be learning with fun sessions. I often get positive feedbacks from my articles posted on the site, which motivates me to deliver something more useful and meaningful to the community.

5. How has C# Corner helped you personally?

I frequently used to write articles on C# Corner. The feedback from the articles always resulted to be a motivating factor for me. The good feedback always motivate me to deliver more and more. If the feedback is not good, it helps me analyze the gaps and lacks in my knowledge and way of writing, hence making me improve it and take it to the further level. Personally I feel very confident, motivated and happy to be associated with the community.

6. How has C# Corner helped you professionally?

The posts which I find on C# Corner are always very helpful and knowledgeable. C# corner serves as a single point destination for knowledge sharing and problem solving altogether. The posts often help me in my day to day work. Moreover, being a C# Corner MVP and a VIP member of C# Corner, has helped me get recognition, as a competent professional, in the IT industry. By being a part of this community I get to interact with the other professionals on a day to day basis, thus discussing the technology, the other ventures and the events happening around. Only due to this association with the C# Corner I am always updated with the latest and the upcoming technologies etc. which is very necessary for an IT professional.

7. How would you explain C# Corner to a young student?

C# corner is the best community I have ever come across. It is an opportunity to learn and grow as fast as you can. Not only the complex and advanced level topics, but also the very basic topics are also discussed in this community. Plus, you have an option to download books, resources, ask questions and enhance your knowledge altogether. Almost all the topics are covered on the site. One feels free to ask, share and explore the community site. The community admins and authors always help and appreciate the young guns to grow.

8. Can you tell us a little bit about your family background?

I belong to a middle class family. My father is a retired government officer, now he runs his own business. My mother is a house wife. My sister is an HR manager in a reputed firm located in NOIDA. My wife is a manager in a reputed export company. My family has always been a support for me at every step of my life, and I can not imagine myself without them.

9. Can you tell us about your education?

My schooling was from the ISC board. I am a B. Tech in Computer Science from GNIT College, Greater NOIDA. After completing my B. Tech I did a one year Diploma in Application Development and Information Security from C-DAC NOIDA. I have been very sincere and hardworking throughout my academic career. And I have always scored high in my schools and college life.

10. What do you do for fun?

I go for dinners with my family. I like to watch movies, get updated on social networking sites. Write small programs on OOPS, read about new technologies and crack jokes among friends.

11. What makes you choose C# Corner as your community?

I find C# corner as a community that helps me grow personally and professionally. It gives me recognition in my work and in the outer industry. It opens many other paths for a professional as well as for a student to opt for. The community members who work in the background always appreciate and help me in problem solving. The chapter meets have always proved to be very fruitful and full of energy. I personally thank Mr. Praveen Kumar, Mr. Dinesh Beniwal and Mr. Dhananjay Kumar for always being a support. And a special thanks to Mr. Mahesh Chand for taking such a crucial initiative to form this community.

12. If you need to make one change to C# Corner, what would that be?

There are few changes that I would like to see in the site. The quality of the images that are sent along with the articles by the authors degrades when posted online, which sometimes are also not clearly visible. Secondly, there should be a section in which if a member voluntarily registers, then he/she would be available on the online chat for problem solving. Thirdly, from the chapters point of view, there should be sessions, also, to prepare for interviews. Organizing mock interviews for fresh graduates may help them a lot.

Fourthly, the chapters should be conducted targeting a specific audience, the students and experienced professionals should not be a part of a common chapter meet. Fifth, I see that there’s a Certifications section on the site, it should be more vast, covering advance topics as well.

Next, there should be some monthly competitions, whether it is for the best article or the best software developed by members etc. Lastly, according to me, an effort should also be made to connect with the good placement agencies and organizations for offering jobs to the genuine candidates via conducting interviews.