Saturday, April 27, 2013

On being a winner

Do you remember this? The ghosts of the past have been put to rest. I came second in a mini hackathon at work, which involved coming up with a mobile app on a certain theme in less than a week. While we lost out on the first place, people were blown away by the idea and the demo. I've been awarded several awards on performance and like in the past and I have always felt guilty that I perhaps did not deserve those. Turns, out I am not good at winning either. But this win feels so good. Pure unadulterated joy, something that comes from doing things you love. And this is just the beginning, now to turn this app into an actual product....

PS: The only place I can shamelessly brag about this is on this blog!
PPS : This time too I teamed up with a friend and one person who doesn't know us professionally said, 'oh two women developers winning, not bad'.  Argh.


HP said...

Nice. Congratulations on the win.

Being in the industry for the past 9 years and having not won anything till now, I doff my hat to you :-)

FlyingHigh said...

Hehe thanks!