Sachin Sawe has been here at SilverRail since the very beginning. He is one of the key members of the development team and is always looking for ways to improve the processes and the application. Sachin has made a great contribution so far, and I'm sure will continue to do so as our development of the SilverCore platform continues.
Title at SRT
Principal Software Engineer
Describe what you do for SilverRail
Build rail connections to suppliers inventory systems. Provide features and enhancements in SilverCore API. Resolve any issues on a day to day basis. The most important and difficult part of what I do is parsing train suppliers' response message to build the uniform response that SilverRail needs to provide to its customers - no matter which country and type of train they shop for.
How long have you been with SilverRail
Since the beginning.
Favorite thing about working at SilverRail
The People, Open Culture, and the fact that we are building a unique world class product excites me the most.
An interesting fact about you
I have never driven a motor bike in my life !!
What do you do outside of SilverRail
Being a brand new Dad, I spend most of my time outside of work with my family. When I find extra time, I do write technology related stuff on my blog @ One Byte at a Time
Any good stories you have relating to trains
I was born and brought up in Mumbai. Commuter Rail in Mumbai is like a lifeline of the city and I have been using it ever since I was five years old. Growing up, as much as I remember, I used to go on a 6 min train ride to my junior college and 30 min train ride to my engineering school. Depending on the station you board at, the station you get down to and the time of the day traveling in Mumbai trains can be a piece of cake OR a total nightmare!
To give you some idea, Mumbai trains's daily ridership is ~7.24 million [source: wikipedia]. No matter how chaotic it could get at times, considering the number of people transported by this system, I think that Mumbai trains were always very reliable and reasonable means of transportation in the city.
Funny thing I remember is if you are boarding at a station at peak hours, you practically don't have to make any effort but to just stand on the platform close to the doors. Just the number of people and their momentum automatically transports you inside the train car (bogie). Getting out of that car is totally another issue especially if you are trying to do that at peak hour where another load of passengers is waiting to be crammed in!