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Long live Yahoo!

My work at Yahoo! has come to an end and I must show gratitude to those who made my tenure at Yahoo! most memorable one. On my last day we went for team lunch and I was being asked to give a speech and I did not coz I was not feeling that it was any different day for me. Just seemed like an ordinary day.

I wan to begin this post with a name which has disillusioned my cynical attitude towards managers - Padmaja Raghavendra who has been instrumental in having many Yahoo! properties see day of light and I was the fortunate one to have got the opportunity to work with her. She works painstakingly and yet most caring person I met at Yahoo! I wish Indian managers take a cue from her than our IT industry would not be as ill.

Jithin and Partha, two most amenable developer I worked with. A few developers just never lose temper and know what is right under a given situation. It seems impossible that any one would ever be at daggers drawn with them.

My other team members - Vinit, Anand, Arnold (Saravanan) Satya in whose company day passes by in the blink of an eye. When you cease to work in a company these are the good memories you wan to remember forever. I am inclined to believe that it is not the task in hand but the your team which keeps you engaged and encouraged with work. And I got the blend of both.

Sri Vidya, my only TT partner (or may be the only to have courage to ply TT with me :P) and yet another Yahoo! gem.

This posts wold be incomplete if I don't mention Praz. A very geeky guy yet full of humour. His timing are so perfect that I would often suggest him to be a comic script writer than an Engineer. I must say that Yahoo! is what it is because of engineers like Praz and owes big to him.

Ramgopal Reddy who impressed me most when I was being interviewed at Yahoo! He impressed me coz he found me waiting for my next rounds and offered me help if I needed any thing. Now how many us show such attitude towards interview candidates. At least I did not till I had come to Yahoo!

Raghavendra Kulkarni, most inquisitive tester I have come across in my career. He is never out of question and will drain every single piece of information which even you might not be aware of you had. If there were ever a nomination for most curious tester in India, my vote will be for Raghavendra.

Nikhil R and Nikhil  B. Some managers are always calm. And both Nikhils epitomize this.

Last but not the least, two more names - Pranesh, my mentor who I could approach for any thing and Praveen Prakash Desai who made it smooth for me to work at Yahoo! Liberty was the prime thing I had on my mind when I was to begin work with Yahoo! and Praveen got more than I had wished for.

These are few of those sweet memories I would always cherish. Long live Yahoo! long live Yahoos.

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