Meet Android Techie of Goa, Prajyot Mainkar

ALOK SONI/YOUR STORY | 08 September 2015 20:16 IST

Next time you go to Goa, don’t be surprised to see a bunch of coders busy with their work at the beaches. You can partly blame it on Prajyot Mainkar and his continued work on building the Android community in the tourism destination of the country.

Prajyot is the founder of Androcid Media, a company that works primarily on the development of Android applications and Content Management Systems.

This Goan developer has five years of experience in android technologies and more than 8 years in IT.

But what sets him apart is his effort to take community support and learning to the next level by building a world class ecosystem of seamless transfer of technical knowledge and innovation.

He has been a mentor for mobile app building strategy and initiatives around India, with his experimental approach.

Meet our Techie Tuesdays for today, Prajyot, in the following conversation.


Business in his blood

Prajyot was born and brought up in Goa. He was an average kid in class and had no specific interest in computers in general. As a typical Indian family, his parents didn’t allow cable TV or computers to distract Prajyot’s studies.

His father is a prominent businessman in Goa. Prajyot recalls an incident from his childhood:

"In the fifth standard, when we were introduced to MS DOS for the first time, our computer teacher told me that it is not easy and I should be focusing on other things. I went to cyber cafés, and read books to learn more and correlate what was being taught in school."

By the ninth standard, Prajyot was clear about studying computer science. As a target [and incentive] set by his father to give him a computer, Prajyot scored 80 percent marks in class 10. This is when his introduction to C and C++ took place...

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