This week has been a week of trying out different things with regards to food and programming languages! I had some experience with front-end development before my internship in Bangalore thanks to an internship I did at Dubai with Bayt.com, the Middle East’s #1 job site. For the past week, however, I have been working primarily on the back-end while employing PHP and MySQL, neither of which I had a substantial amount of experience with before coming to Bangalore. As a software engineer, you are expected to make a decision between front-end and back-end at some point in your career and having worked in both subfields, I now know how tough the decision would be. Nevertheless, that decision is a while away and I am sure my choice will be clearer by that time.
Outside of the office, I had worked towards my goal to explore the Bangalore food scene. After speaking to a couple employees here, I now have a decent understanding of the best places to eat around the city and tried my best to visit as many of those locations as possible. Most of them were a long Uber ride away thanks to the busy Bangalore traffic but, fortunately, due to the tech savvy atmosphere of the city, a lot of these restaurants offered delivery options through various mobile apps. Bangalore is known to be a melting pot of different cultures around India and even around the world, so the dining options in the city featured flavors from all over the country. Momos are a traditional ‘street food’ snack here very similar to dumplings, but I had opted to eat them at a mall close to the hotel and still enjoyed them a great deal!
At work, I expect to tackle more tasks related to manipulating data in the back-end while coordinating with the tech lead and project manager at the company. My parents and sister have also joined me in India for a week. We are planning to travel to Goa over the long weekend and I’m looking forward to a great couple of days over there!