As Mehul’s master’s degree (in Computer Science Research) neared completion, a supervisor pointed him to Sparkgeo. He’s been with us ever since.
The bulk of Mehul’s time is spent working on Maptiks, client projects, and an R&D project he has underway. As such, he works from our office, at home, and on the road. So long as there’s good seating, light, internet, and food, he figures he can work just about anywhere.
Mehul practices lifelong learning. He’s attended many workshops and courses on business process management and presentation skills. He’s also earned teaching certifications, created workshops for children, and participated in robotics, sports, music, dance, and volunteer work.
The varied projects and people at Sparkgeo make Mehul’s work fun. He also appreciates the company’s unlimited vacation time, flexibility, and opportunities to learn.
Mehul thinks carefully about his role, the industry, and what’s on the horizon. He finds happiness in contributing to his field of interest—and thinks geospatial’s possibilities are often misunderstood. He’s also notes how difficult research is—with a long path from idea to implementation. He’s currently captivated by the functional programming approach to software development.
A partial list of Mehul’s interests includes sports, science, music, cooking/food, reading, writing, travel, cars, and research. He loves philosophical discussions and bowling cricket ball. He also cooks a dope chicken curry.
The most interesting places he’s visited are small, rural villages in India. Although these places are old-fashioned and basic, he considers them rich, colorful, and full of life.