Personal User Manual

This personal user manual includes short descriptions of my background, values, and communication style. This should help us in collaborating easier. Please share your own personal-user’s manual.

1. Introduction

  • Name: Ankush Choubey
  • Role: Full-Stack Developer (Currently Backend Engineer)
  • Location: Navi Mumbai, India
  • Core Values: I take my core values seriously
    • Gyaan - Knowledge / Clarity / Truth / Optimism
    • Karma - Responsibility / Discipline
    • Bhakti - Devotion / Team Work

2. Working Style

  • Preferred Communication:
    • Delayed Response: On Ticket
      • This is best because it let’s everyone know what’s up with work
    • Quicker Response: Slack
      • Type out the entire message instead of sending “Hi”
    • Immediate Needs: Roam
  • Availability: 2 PM to 11 PM IST with regular breaks

3. Strengths

  • TDD (Test-Driven Development):
    • Skilled in writing tests before code to ensure quality.
    • You can ask me how to do TDD or how tests can be improved.
  • Extreme Optimism:
    • We can implement anything and everything.
    • If you come across an annoyance in code, we can discuss and come up with solution over a few days or weeks.
  • Systems Thinking:
    • I am very good at creating systems as code or as processes.

4. Weaknesses

  • Hesitant to Ask for Help:
    • I tend to prefer solving problems independently but sometimes I can be really stuck.
    • If you are my manager, you can ask if I need help somewhere?
  • Focus on Refactoring:
    • Prioritize reducing technical debt, which can delay immediate delivery.
  • Slow Thinker:
    • I’ll take time to come up with designs. But it’ll be well thought through.
  • Estimation::
    • Estimates never work well as I start focusing on cleaning code and improving it.

5. Motivation

  • Clean Code:
    • I strive for high-quality, maintainable code.
  • Efficiency:
    • Deliver more outcomes with fewer working hours through better architecture and engineering practices.

6. Preferences

  • Feedback:
    • I can be very flawed. I’ll be grateful for feedbacks. They help me grow.

Please share your own personal-user’s manual.