Paramendra Bhagat [paramendra]
What is your specialty in the interactive world?
Entrepreneurship. Communication. Social media. Activism.
Where can we see some of your work online?
What kind of projects do you usually undertake?
For tech consulting all kinds. For my own entrepreneurship, early stage stuff.
What was your first job in the field?
Web Producer, 1999. Chaitime.com.
What is your professional background? What did you do before?
With which technologies do you normally work?
Through my tech teams I work on a wide array of technologies.
Lessons learnt on user interface design
Design is super important.
Do you work by yourself, or in a team? how is that team?
Both. Remote teams can be a challenge.
What is the secret to keeping customer expectations under control in interactive development?
Focus on doing a few things, and doing them well.
What was your first computer, and which is your current?
Windows Desktop. Windows Laptop.
Online virality: isn't it the same as traditional word-of-mouth?
It is similar, but way, way more. There is much more dynamism and reach in online virality.
Do you think the digital gap is a social problem? What would you do to accelerate digital literacy?
Major social problem. Super cheap wireless broadband for all.
What were you doing in March 2000, at the height of the "dotcom bubble"?
At college watching a tech startup to which I was a Founding Member succumb to the burst.
In the current interactive world, what is the most relevant trend?
What do you see interesting about the Web 2.0 phenomenon?
People. Real people.
What would you do to terminate Internet spam once and for all?
Superior technology, mass education, law enforcement actions.
Will bandwidth one day cease to be a limitation?
Your tips to make money online
Find out what you are good at, and see how that can be enhanced through use of Internet technology, and team up.
New York City-USA