Full-Stack Software Engineer
Haritha is a full-stack software engineer with 5+ years of experience developing, implementing and maintaining software applications using various Microsoft Technologies creating a seamless software experience for customers. Haritha believes in the power of programming to transform and improve the lives of people around the world. Haritha started learning to code as a teenager, though it was always more of a hobby than a career focus. After a bachelor’s education in Electronics and Communication Engineering, and continuing to pursue that hobby, she realized software engineering was the right field for her.
She began her journey as an Internship trainee in 2014 when she got placed on-campus during her final year of college with Infosys. In the past she worked as a senior software engineer with various clients like Pfizer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aetna etc., through Infosys. Haritha’s experience as a developer extends to various industries like medical, financial, Insurance etc., She has worked as a Senior software engineer with Conduent. She has also worked as an Azure developer/ Senior Analyst with Deloitte Consulting.
To say that coding is her passion is an understatement, as it is a love that has continuously helped her overcome obstacles, embrace challenges, and keep her career moving forward. Haritha feels very honored and excited for getting an opportunity to work in the VR industry and technology in order to help better others’ health and lives at this point in her career. Haritha holds a Master’s in Computer and Information Science from Southern Arkansas University and a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India.
What was your first experience with VR?
My first experience with VR was at a VR amusement center called Dreamscape in Dallas, TX. I was very excited about my visit to Dreamscape and I would say that my experience had surpassed my expectations. At Dreamscape, you get to choose a story where you will be enacting the roles in it. We chose the “Curse of the lost pearl” genre which is a daring adventure to break an ancient curse and find the lost pearl. The experience was so surreal and immersive. It felt so realistic and made me think how amazing the technology has evolved.
What do you find most inspiring or powerful about VR?
VR in healthcare is one of the fast-growing technologies around the globe. It gives enormous opportunities to the new generation of doctors to virtually interact with all the patients who are suffering from chronic/mental health issues. Patients who are suffering from mental health issues can practice mediation, yoga, and exercise through VR. VR simulations can help doctors to understand their patients better and provide better solutions.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Because an original is always better than a copy! It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.
What’s a hobby, habit or ritual that puts you at ease or strengthens your mental health?
Befriend your mind – The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.