January 26, 2017
2016 was the inaugural year of our new top contributor program: Magento Masters. Many have asked what it takes to be a Magento Master, so we figured it would be great to spotlight our 2016 Magento Masters and let you get to know them and why they decided to get involved and contribute within the Magento Community.
Let’s get to know Mukesh Tiwari, Senior Software Engineer at Brady Corporation:
Hi, everyone. My name is Mukesh Tiwari. I live in India and I’m a Magento Developer. I’m also one of the moderators of the Magento Community Forums.
How and when did you first get involved with Magento?
I got involved in Magento in 2012 when I joined my first company as a developer. My first project was a Magento project, so this was my introduction in Magento.
What made you decide to contribute to the Magento community?
I decided to contribute to the Magento Community because when I was learning Magento at that time, there were lots of forums and blogs which helped me to learn it. After some time of work experience, I decided to give back to the community. I think the more we share, the more we learn, and that knowledge should be shared with other people.
How has the Magento community impacted you?
The Magento community impacted me in a good way. It helped me to become a good developer and it helped me to increase my knowledge. The Magento community is like an ocean of knowledge.
Who do you hope to see as a Magento Master in 2017 and why?
I wish to see Raphael from Digital Pianism as a Magento Master in 2017 because I think he’s very helpful on Magento StackExchange. I think he should be a Magento Master in 2017.
What is one piece of advice that you live by and that you'd like to pass on to other developers?
My advice to developers is, don’t be afraid of failure. Try to learn lessons from the failures, don’t keep making the same mistake again and again, and it will help you a lot.
Senior Software Engineer, Brady Corporation
Mukesh is a Senior Software Engineer at Brady Corporation in Bangalore, India. He started his professional career in 2012 and has since been working as a Magento developer. Currently, Mukesh is also one of the moderators on Magento community forums. He also spends a few hours daily on magento.stackexchange.com as well as stackoverflow.com sites. Apart from technical pursuits, Mukesh loves cooking.