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Tousthilagavathy - Developer Spotlight

by OmiseGO
Published on February 20, 2019

Tousthilagavathy has been a member of the OMG community since October 2017. As an active member on the OmiseGO’s reddit, he has developed content made available to the OMG community including a comprehensive ELI5 OmiseGO whitepaper. This month, we got to know a bit more about Tousthilagavathy, his background, and how he got interested in the network.

Question: What got you interested in developing, how did it start?

Tousthilagavathy: I got hooked the first time I was introduced to computers at a young age. Programming fascinated me. I’ve always found abstraction, logic and deduction to be interesting. So, I guess that helped with the interest. I started developing with the Basica and C programming languages to do simple graphics.

Q: What is your development process?

Tousthilagavathy: Most of the development I do involves quite a bit of abstraction and research, so I follow the iterative development process it’s a lot of repetition till I’m happy with my design. I also use Scrum, for managing my product development.

Q: What projects have you completed and are proud of?

Tousthilagavathy: While I’ve completed a lot of projects, I have to say I’m most proud of having designed and programmed engines to do automation, simulations of crowds and worlds. And also I’ve done system programming related stuff like memory managers, process managers and custom scripting languages.

Q: What projects are you currently working on?

Tousthilagavathy: Currently I’m working on a networking-based web app that has elements of social, business, payments and incentives.

Q: What OmiseGO technology are you excited to develop on?

Tousthilagavathy: I like the currency agnostic, crypto, DEX and scalable aspects of the OmiseGO tech.

Q: What opportunities do you want to explore on the white label eWallet?

Tousthilagavathy: I want to look at payments of course and play around with the various forms of incentivization. These functions are in line with the current work I’m doing, so it could be cool to explore the eWallet.

Q: What inspires you when writing for the community? What brings about interest in doing so?

Tousthilagavathy: I just like sharing my knowledge with the community. Sometimes the inspiration is purely accidental, for example, some time back when Give Directly was tweeted about by OmiseGO, I got to thinking about it one evening and for the fun of it, I had written out the distribution logic on my blog.

See more of Tousthilagavathy’s work HERE

Originally Published in our January 2019 Newsletter

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