Hello! My name is Saurabh Garg, and this blog has been a work in progress for the last 5 years. I started blogging when I was still in grad school.
According to some social media analytics sites, I am a casual networker. I don’t tend to take twitter and blogging very seriously, using them only to serve as a personal creative outlet.
All that said, I am a software engineer, with experience developing large enterprise information systems as an IT consultant. I started out due to sheer luck, always imagining that one day I would be a very good software developer, working on exciting new things. While that hasn’t happened yet, I think I am starting to chart out a path for myself. This is just the beginning.
I love technology. Growing up, I was lucky to be surrounded by the latest gadgets, often times getting so involved in trying to understand them that I compensated for that exploration with my sleep and leisure time. I studied electrical engineering in college, using my personal computer to further my programming skills in my room. I was so passionate about developing software and understanding computers that I audited computer science classes every semester. Did I mention that I was programming in BASIC at the age of 7? Then, at the age of 19, I became the first student with a non computer science background to represent my University at the prestigious ACM ICPC regionals.
When I am not programming, I love to go on long drives. Driving is a passion that also serves to keep me off my computer for a while. Since 2005, I have averaged more than 20k miles every year, mostly for pleasure.
I got married in April of 2009 and moved with my wife Vartika to a new rented condo in Fairfax, VA in the same month. We are fun-loving, social, and live life to the fullest. Fortunately, both of us enjoy traveling. We’re both good cooks, while she tends to cook more.
I am always looking for new career and startup opportunities anywhere on the globe. Having been involved with two startups as a grad student, I have come to absolutely love the culture and motivation that fuels successful startups. At present, I am focussing all my energy into iPhone and Mac development. This is the first time I have gotten so excited about a platform since 1988, when I first got my Atari home computer. I would love to eventually lead a new startup. I think I have a good feel for how technology evolves, and have developed good intuition.
I was an INFJ back in ’04, but I am sure my personality has changed by leaps and bounds since then. I am very interested in connecting with like-minded people, hopefully to start something awesome! Please do feel free to contact me by email, or leave a comment here.
Thanks, and hope to see you along as we build a better future…one that lasts longer than 2012.