Ashish Mehra [ashishmehra]
What is your specialty in the interactive world?
Web Developer - LAMP Stack and Front End Dev.
Where can we see some of your work online?
WeSplit.it - www.WeSplit.it
Trabblr - www.Trabblr.com
What kind of projects do you usually undertake?
I've started two companies of my own already (WeSplit.it and Trabblr). I take part in developing and executing genuinely creative and innovative ideas.
What was your first job in the field?
I was working as a software engineer at a popular financial analytics company
What is your professional background? What did you do before?
I've been a qualified Software Engineer since 2000 (16yrs old) and have completed my Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science. I was proficient with C++, Java and Perl before I took on web development in 2008.
With which technologies do you normally work?
What was your first computer, and which is your current?
My first computer was an HP and my current one is a Dell
Online virality: isn't it the same as traditional word-of-mouth?
Online virality is the product of online social networks and online media, which has the power to change an internet business overnight.
What were you doing in March 2000, at the height of the "dotcom bubble"?
In March 2000, I was studying for my 10th grade finals.
Will bandwidth one day cease to be a limitation?
Yes, I believe so. This has already started. I currently have a 75Mbps internet connection and it has made a significant difference to the way I use the internet. It's now all about the speed of the server rather than the speed/bandwidth of the client. I can stream HD content without a hitch and I haven't seen the "buffering" animation in quite a while!
Your tips to make money online
If you think you have a great idea then quickly set-up a brilliant team and make sure you execute it perfectly. Partner with the wrong people or take too much time for execution and you'll have wasted your time and money.