Murukesh Mohanan

Call me Muru.

എന്റെ പേര മുരുകെഷ് ആണു. എന്നെ മുരു എന്നു വിളിക്കുക. മലയാളി ആണെങ്കിലും വളര്‍നതു ബോംബെയില്‍ ആണു.

I know English, മലയാളം (Malayalam), हिंदी (Hindi), and a smattering of 日本語 (Japanese) and मराठी (Marathi).

I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati, back in 2012. But early on, I realized that I preferred the world of computers. I took to CS courses like a duck to water, and adopted Linux as main OS in my second year. I was the geek that classmates turned to for tech support. :nerd_face:

So I decided to switch fields, going for a Master of Technology in Computer Science in IIT Bombay. During the course, I worked for the department as an RA in System Administration, and got plenty of opportunity to hone my Linux skills. :smile:

Now, at Yahoo! Japan, I do DevOps for the NoSQL team, principally working on Cassandra.

I am a profilic contributor to Stack Exchange, mostly on the Ask Ubuntu and Unix & Linux sites. I have also contributed to the creation of the Vi and Vim SE site, serving as one of its first pro-tem moderators.

I share the hobby of the masses - reading. :stuck_out_tongue: Favourite books include:

I took up photography in IIT Bombay and cycling after I moved to Japan. Photography is my driving passion when it comes to the outdoors: when I travel for fun, I travel to photograph. That’s why I like cycling - it affords more opportunities to capture visuals than racing past in a bike or a car does. Sadly, I haven’t really kitted up: I have a Nikon D5300 and a 2016 Giant Contend 2.

I am a Gooner. Favourite players include “Mad Jens” Lehmann, Dennis Bergkamp and Wojciech Szczęsny. I have been an Arsenal fan since the Champions League final in Paris, 2006. (Yes, that’s after Bergkamp’s time.)