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Shruti Balasa

Shruti Balasa is a full stack developer. She has developed and delivered more than 200 websites over the last 9 years, ranging from static to fully-fledged networking and eCommerce sites. She is now focused on creating tutorials and courses to simplify web development for beginners. Shruti talks about why we should always try to remain open to new possibilities in our IT careers. She also discusses the importance of effective networking in order to let the world know what we’re capable of.

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Shruti Balasa

Resources

ShrutiBalasa.com – Click on the link to check out Shruti’s website!

YouTube.com/Thirus – Click on the link to check out Shruti’s YouTube Channel!

CSS Flex & Grid – Click on the link to check out Shruti’s Ebook!

2 Top Career Tips

1) We should be open to any opportunities, especially earlier in our IT careers. Even the pathways that may seem alien to us can often allow us to gain new skills that take us in new directions.
2) Shruti is constantly excited by the eternal state of learning in the IT sector. The excitement comes in the fact that we must always be developing in order to stay afloat.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Shruti developed a piece of software that was subverted by a single user, who hacked the system due to a hidden backdoor. This made Shruti feel the weight of an error, but also spurred her on to be more attentive subsequently.

Career Highlight

At the beginning of her career, Shruti was interviewed and assessed by Microsoft without any expectations. As she was about to leave, she was advised that she had done far better than she had expected.

The Future

Shruti is constantly excited by the eternal state of learning in the IT sector. The excitement comes in the fact that we must always be developing in order to stay afloat.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

The fact that IT itself is built around problem solving – Shruti’s main strength.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

To start a YouTube channel

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Shruti was advised against joining a startup by a manager, despite her instincts telling her that it was the right decision.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Shruti was join Twitter and begin networking much sooner.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Shruti wants to simply web development and coding concepts that people usually find complex.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Public speaking, which has allowed her to overcome her introversion.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Shruti loves adventures, and so takes every opportunity to embark upon new ones.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Shruti’s young child is taking up most of her time, but it is a rewarding life. Family is very important.

Contact The Guest

Contact Shruti Balasa through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/shrutibalasa

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shrutibalasa/

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