Taking a thoughtful risk and choosing a new path that your competitor is unwilling to take will help you stand out.
The web evolved out of the need to deliver information to people. In its most basic form information was presented as content. The form, structure, and frequency of such content being delivered would define a user’s affinity to the entity that delivers. Over time content came to define experiences for people online, across all domains. If you had to sell something on the internet, you had to provide information about the entire ecosystem around it.
This summer, I had the opportunity to intern at Zyxware under the mentorship of Mr. Vimal Joseph. My objective was to develop a proof of concept chatbot that demonstrates how artificial intelligence can be used to improve a user’s on-site search experience. As my first experience in a professional environment, this internship gave me valuable insights on what it takes to work as an engineer in a real world setting. The challenge I was tasked with also helped me expand my knowledge on web design and the emerging field of machine learning.
Every business is continuously looking to hire people who are right for them. So are we. One key question is how do we know who is right for us from amongst the many who apply to us. Again as with any other business, we have tried to define what are the key attributes we need in our people and then devise a selection mechanism to assess people on those attributes. As a business which is heavily dependent on people, we have a significant investment on the selection side. We have a 5 stage selection process beginning with an on-line aptitude test and ending with an interview by the C.E.O. In the final interview we look for attributes like ability for systematic pursuit in a chosen area, self efficacy, analytical abilities, depth of understanding, ability to present in a structured manner, attitudes to work and work place issues and so on.
Zyxware is pronounced as "Sixware" In phonetic notation this is written as zikswe(ə)r The name was coined by using three common alphabets used for naming variables in mathematics - x, y and z - and merging them with the 'ware' in software or hardware creating a new word that rhymes with both software and hardware. The letters x, y and z are also important in mathematics as the names of the three axes used to define 3 dimensional space.
Zyxware Technologies is now a Technology Partner for QUEST Alliance in the Skills to Succeed Program which is a global corporate citizenship initiative of Accenture. QUEST Alliance was founded in the year 2005 as a program of the International Youth Foundation (IYF), financially supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help educators and educational institutions drive the use of technology in teaching and learning.
When we started Zyxware we had no clue as to how to start a company, how to and what to document, how to do our accounting and stuff. We had to undergo a process of trial and error to figure out what are the things we were supposed to do as a company. We don't want another entrepreneur to waste his/her time in doing what we have done. With this view we have created our Open Documentation Policy.