There are many software developers, managers from Silicon Valley of
India. Among them, we are going to see few rock-star developers, who rose to the occasion.
This is work in progress, also do let me know if you know any star developers, will add them here.
1. Rao Remala (First Micrsoft windows version developer)
Remala’s claim to fame comes from writing the original code for Microsoft Windows. Over a two decades long career at Microsoft, Remala worked on Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, MS Cobol, OLE (Object Linking and Embedding), MS Office 95 and MS Office 97, culminating with director for R& D and Outsourcing.
Sanjay have been working at Google since late 1999 on distributed systems, performance tools, indexing systems, compression schemes, memory management, data representation languages, RPC systems, and other systems infrastructure projects. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT. Before joining Google, he was a member of the research staff at DEC Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, CA.
“All code changes at Google require peer review prior to submission, but in Jeff and Sanjay’s case, often one will send a large code review to the other, and the other will immediately ‘LGTM’ it, because they wrote the change together in the first place.”
Vivek “Vic” Gundotra is the Senior Vice President, Engineering for Google and was previously the Senior Vice-President of Social Business for the same company. Before joining Google, he was a general manager at Microsoft. He joined Microsoft in 1991 and eventually became General Manager of Platform Evangelism. His duties included promoting Microsoft’s APIs and platforms to independent developers and helping to develop a strategy for Windows Live online services to compete with Google’s web-based software applications. Gundotra joined Google in June 2007, after taking a one-year delay working on charitable endeavors due to a Microsoft employee non-compete agreement.
Amit Singhal is a Google Fellow who works on information retrieval.