Let’s get to know Sameeksha, a little bit better!
Nov 06 • 3 min read
Name: Sameeksha Jain
Title: Software Developer
A diligent person, in not just work but all areas of her life, Sameeksha is vivacious in her approach with a no-nonsense attitude. She is the kind of person who will fight her ground for her work, no matter who is in front. You know you can not mess with this boss lady.
How does your typical day at OGenie look?
It’s mostly discussions and development with some friendly jibes thrown in. We keep pushing each other to come up with ideas and solutions so the day is always interesting.
You’ve been with the OGenie team for long, how is it different here for women who code?
None that I ever realised.
OGenie is not gender-biased anyway. Neither the founders nor the people on our team. We all are a team and every individual is given opportunities based on their merit and not their gender.
And, why should be there any difference between men who code and women who code?
Over the years, how have you evolved with OGenie?
Work-wise, I’d say we get a lot of opportunities to learn something new every day. Reason being, we work on such sophisticated technology that is continuously evolving so we cannot just not stay updated.
On the personal front, when you work closely with so many different mindsets of people, you get to appreciate their qualities- working style, coolheadedness, ability to accept a mistake, move on. I feel inspired by being around such an intelligent team.
Let’s Talk Coding
Security is always our top priority. If the execution of our program is slow, we work on finding out the reason and reduce the complexity.
Do you have any development fundas?
Extreme coding makes things complex and to uncomplicate I have not 1 but 3 development fundas that I follow and recommend.
KISS- Keep it simple stupid- This is for writing code, the simpler and cleaner the better
YAGNI- You aren’t gonna need it- This is for extra lines of code that are not required but somehow we put it.
DRY- Don’t repeat yourself- Repeating the code would just add to the complexity.
What are your thoughts on best practices?
Best practices are what we should strive for, but should not be hung up on them. After all, they are guidelines.
What inspires you?
Dedication, happy vibes & sometimes deadlines :P
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I’m a mean cook. I enjoy working around recipes. Also, I enjoy things which involve logic & problem-solving.
How would you describe yourself?
"A simple person who has an inkling of what she wants and is not scared to voice her thoughts."