Interview with a Database and Windows PowerShell Wiki Ninja – Kapil Kumawat


Welcome to another Interview with a Wiki Ninja! Today's interview is with...

Kapil.Kumawat

Let's look at some of Kapil's statistics:

Example articles:

Medals in Microsoft TechNet Guru Awards:

  • Gold Medal - Microsoft Azure Technical Guru - October 2017
  • Silver medal - Transact-SQL Technical Guru - October 2017 
  • Bronze Medal - Transact-SQL Technical Guru - October 2017 
  • Silver Medal - Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - August 2017
  • Bronze Medal - Windows PowerShell Technical Guru - August 2017

Now let's dig into the interview!

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Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies?

Hello friends, my name is Kapil Singh Kumawat, I am from India and my hometown is Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Currently, I am living in Frankfurt, Germany with my lovely wife. I am working as Database Architect with Cognizant Technology Solutions from last 4 years.

I have total experience of around 6 years in IT industry and during this time I have worked on multiple projects and various technologies. I have experience in designing database and development in various SQL Server versions, SSIS, SSRS, SSAS and various other ETL systems.

Microsoft Azure SQL, Power BI, Azure Data factory, Machine Learning, Azure CosmosDB, Azure Cognitive Services and Amazon AWS are the latest addition to my skill set and now I am giving more time in learning these services.

Apart from technical communities, I spend time with my family & friends, travelling to new places and watching football.

Me with my wife at Keukenhof Gardens, Holland

What are your big projects right now?

I currently hold the certification in Design and Implementing Big Data Analytics Solutions (70-475) as Certified Microsoft Specialist(Azure).My current projects are related to cross platform database migration to SQL Server latest versions, Azure SQL, designing new solutions and automating the process.

Currently, I am trying to get familiar with Microsoft Bot framework and cognitive services, Azure Cosmos DB and machine learning these days to move towards the path of data scientist. I will be writing about it in upcoming days and there will be many new articles on wiki.

I am also planning to take new Microsoft certifications in area of Developing and Architecting Microsoft Azure Solution.

Me at Holland

What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?

Wiki as per my view is- World of Information and Knowledge Improvement.

TechNet Wiki is for EVERYONE specially for all Microsoft technologies enthusiastic people which develops a common platform to showcase their knowledge.

It helps in learning new skills from skilled persons, upgrading the current skills to face the new upcoming challenges and technologies, improving the writing skills and interacting with the great people to learn more and more.

What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job?

With TechNet wiki, I always keep myself modernized with latest offerings from Microsoft in areas of SQL Server/Azure and learn new stuffs.

I also like to read the new blogs and articles on MSDN/Azure Blog in free time and contribute in the solving the problems at Microsoft Azure and SQL Server forums.

For my contribution in forums, I also got listed several times in Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN which published every month by Microsoft people.

This brings more confidence and motivation in me to do more as confidence always plays a huge role in your success.

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/october-2017-leaderboard-of-database-systems-contributors-on-msdn/ - 4th position

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/november-2017-leaderboard-of-database-systems-contributors-on-msdn/ - 4th position

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/september-2017-leaderboard-of-database-systems-contributors-on-msdn/ - 2nd position

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlserverstorageengine/2018/05/16/april-2018-leaderboard-of-database-systems-contributors-on-msdn/ - 3rd position

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlserverstorageengine/2018/03/06/february-2018-leaderboard-of-database-systems-contributors-on-msdn/ - 7th position

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlserverstorageengine/2018/05/16/april-2018-leaderboard-of-database-systems-contributors-on-msdn/ - 3rd position

My first visit to Eiffel Tower, Paris

What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?

TechNet Wiki is a platform where you can spread the knowledge, upgrade your skills and anyone can modify your article to make it better and better.

At TechNet wiki, people can start contributing their knowledge by writing articles on any Microsoft product and services and lot of experts like MVP’s helps you and guide you in improving your articles by providing suggestions and feedback.

With Family at Frankfurt, Germany

In what other sites and communities do you contribute your technical knowledge?

I am also active on other technical platforms like –

On what Wiki articles do you spend most of your time?

I mostly spend my time on reading SQL server and Microsoft Azure announcement articles and then play my hands around some new things. Currently, Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Cognitive Services are latest in my list.

Who has impressed you in the Wiki community, and why?

Of course, no doubt, the community itself.

You will learn something from every article and experts always there to help in improving your articles.

Still, I like the articles from experts like Naomi, Visakh, Ronen, Alberto and many others. They are also actively helping people at MSDN forums that always motivate me to do the same.

Also, we get great chances for our own networking with experts and learn from those folks.

Do you have any comments for product groups about TechNet Wiki?

Thank you so much for providing this innovative platform. Keep up the good work.

Well doneeee!!!!

Although I have one suggestion that unlike Azure Mobile app, it's also good to have a similar app for MSDN forums etc. so people can contribute more to the community.

Do you have any tips for new Wiki authors?

If you are looking to share and gain knowledge, this is perfect platform.

Anyone can just jump into the ocean of TechNet Wiki and definitely they will come out as person of skills, knowledge and value.

Just remember - "Your thoughts and work determine your outcomes."

Please check this article before writing any article -

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/145.wiki-how-to-contribute-content-to-technet-wiki.aspx

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Thank you, Kapil for the suggestion! And you're right, your thoughts and work determine your outcomes...

Everyone, please join me in thanking Kapil for his contributions to the community!

 

Join the world! Join TechNet Wiki.

— Ninja [Kamlesh Kumar]

PS: Today's banners are from Ronen Ariely.

Comments (4)

  1. Great to get to know you Kapil Kumawat. A good interview. Keep up the good work. I really like your family picture and suggestion about Azure Mobile Apps.

    1. Thank You Rajeesh for your kind words 🙂

  2. pituach says:

    Great interview 🙂

    It is awesome to read more about the people behind the scene and get to know you better Kapil 🙂

    Personally I am not a big fan of theoretical exams/certifications, and I am more impressed by practical work and practical experience, but this exam gives credit for MCP and MCSE certifications which cconsidered prestigious. Well done! 🙂

    By the way, at Microsoft Tech Summit I spoke exactly on the topic you mentioned. My lecture was about the cross platform revolution in general, and i focused on SQL Server and the related tools

    1. Thanks Aaron.
      I also believe in practical experience because this way its better then cramming the theory part. 🙂
      I would love to hear your session about the cross platform revolution that you mentioned. Please share the link if possible. 🙂

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