It was June 07, 2006, when Rajiv first started with WATBlog. WATBlog was the very first initiative of all the WAT groups. It’s been almost 2 years and WATConsult followed, alongwith WATShow, WATJob and then WATGame. I hope I am not announcing it prematurely but we also plan to come up with podcasts, named as WATCasts. Today, WATMedia (combining Blog, Show, Jobs, Games & ) and WATConsult has grown from a team of just 1 to 20! So much so that we had to shift from our Colaba office to a bigger place in Goregaon (West).
Since it was a big day for us, we thought it would be great if we shared a glimpse of our spanking new office with our readers. So, here are a few pics just taken off Nisha’s (our Head HR, Admin & IT) N Series.
That is the main room which you get into, right when you enter the office. The White Mac that you can see on the table belongs to Harshil and the pretty guy smiling is one of our interns, Abhinandan! We ended up having network issues right on the very first day at work. We just got to know that Windows XP allows a maximum of 10 sharing sessions. If you want more, it’s mandatory that you get a dedicated server version of OS for the job. Yes, unfortunately we were unaware of this fact. So tomorrow, again we are going to get Windows 2003 installed on the dedicated server.
This section is reserved for WATMedia, as you can see on the sign stuck on the wall. Disha happily chatting away with Rahul whereas the other two are struggling hard to concentrate on their work.
That’s the WATConsult label that Rajiv had scribbled. I guess he was too busy thinking about the impressive lecture he gave us this morning to even worry how his handwriting looks like. I guess, that’s fine, as long as it’s not how he normally writes :-P.
And yeah, I had almost forgotten. Just in case you are interested to give us a visit, here’s a embedded Google Map to help you around -
Harshil Adds: Dear Readers, im also pleased to introduce Shayon (Sayantan) Pal – Our Recently Appointed WATBlog Assistant Editor. Shayon, a Bombay Boy and a supporter of the Knight Riders, has just joined us after finishing his engineering in Jamshedpur. He’s been blogging for about 3 Years now on his labyrinth (so he joins us with a wealth of experience)!! Shayon has joined us with specific roles in mind – so expect some changes in the way you read us (layout changes soon!)
A Very Happy Shayon (I think Lunch did the trick)
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Apart from Shayon, we have also bolstered our strength in WATConsult and the soon to be launched WATSMO. Maneesh (smiling gleefully) and Ruchi (pretending to give that natural ‘smile while i work look’) will be playing various roles in WATConsult related to strategy and operations. Ruchi joins us with 2 years of solid experience in various aspects of marketing and she seems to be super excited about working here! Maneesh too has a wealth of experience (and 3 blogs) – here’s one, and another, and another (damn i almost got tired writing that!) We hope he can share some pearls on WATBlog along with Shayon and the other contributors *soon*. In the picture above, there is also Meenal who has just graduated (congratualtions Meenal) – and will be handling various relationships for WATSMO.
Ohh – and by the way today is Disha’s Birthday as well (We always crib [Rupesh Especially] that whenever Disha Blogs – she always gets a flurry of comments. Are Web 2.0 readers and contributors positively biased towards Women?) so Happy Birthday Disha!!
A Big (Warm) Welcome To All The New Members of the WATFamily!