Meet Abhishek

Meet one of “eldest” Silexican, our Software Architect Abhishek Chakraborty. Find out more about his working and living with his family (including “Applepie” and “Cheesecake”, two lovely cats).

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WHERE AND WHAT?

I live in Mannheim, Germany and work in our headquarters in Cologne, Germany. I work on the SLX Toolsuite as an Eclipse Tooling Developer. I am also involved in coordinating architecture direction for the Eclipse Plug-in framework for the IDE.

BEST THING ABOUT SILEXICA?

Over the years one thing that has not changed at Silexica is the freedom given for a task. It is still the best thing at Silexica; everyone is interested to know the best solution and implement it.

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WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

Digital photography , cooking, and traveling.If I hadn’t become a developer, I would have been a good chef, as I love cooking and I can make people happy with food more easily than any other skill of mine.

WHAT HAS CHANGED SINCE YOU JOINED? 

Everything – I am one of the first employees of this young startup, I saw how this company moved from one room in Aachen to 2 floors in a building  office in Cologne. I witnessed how a company grows from a small group of people to more than 60 people spread around the world working for one goal.

ADVICE TO FUTURE SILEXICANS?

A startup is not only a place where you come to work, but also learn at every opportunity given to you, to handle the pressure of work, sometimes too much. Ride the confidence of peers when you succeed and get recognition across the company.

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