Meet the people behind the scenes!
The TechNet Wiki (TNWiki) Ninjas are the members who write the articles and share their knowledge with the community. Each week we interview one of the top TechNet Wiki Ninjas, who have impressed us. We write about their achievements and introduce them to the community, in our "Monday - Interview with a Wiki Ninja".
Today, I would like to introduce you Ramakrishnan Raman.
Ramakrishnan registered with MSDN in 2013 and in 2018. Since then, his activities in the community have flourished. The graph of his activity during the last year rises up and seems like only the sky is the limit.
Ramakrishnan joined the TNWiki group on Facebook on February 2018. He helps people in the MSDN/TN SharePoint forums and he is active in many community discussions, which help to shape the future of the community.
Let’s meet Ramakrishnan!
Here are some of Ramakrishnan’s Statistics:
Well, it’s time to hear from Ramakrishnan…
Who are you, where are you, and what do you do? What are your specialty technologies? Also tell more about your interests?
Hello Everyone, My name is Ramakrishnan Raman, I am currently based in NOIDA (India).
My family hails from Southern part of India(Suchindrum, Kanyakumari).
I did my schooling in Capital of India, DELHI and completed my graduation in B.Tech Information Technology from Chennai (India). I started my career in 2011 at Cognizant Technology solutions(CTS), Chennai which provided me an excellent platform to work on Microsoft Product – SharePoint. Later in 2014, I moved to Tata Consultancy Services(TCS), Chennai where I continued to gather knowledge in SharePoint / DotNet Platform which encouraged me to learn more about SharePoint Solutioning/Architecture. I joined HCL Technologies, NOIDA in 2016 and currently working as Technical Lead. The reason for this shift was to be with my parents, as I wanted to spend some quality time of my life with them.
To tell more about my personal interest, I love to be fit & healthy. So, I workout regularly & associate myself to outdoor sports like football, cricket.
Me with my parents, pic taken specifically for this interview, as we didn’t have a recent family photo.
What is TechNet Wiki for? Who is it for?
Well according to me, TechNet Wiki is a portal that provides an appropriate way to share & gain knowledge based on your interest in Microsoft Products/Programming Languages. TechNet wiki is for those who has the urge to share knowledge that they have gained, it is also for the fellow members who search solutions for their business/interest and hence get benefited.
What do you do with TechNet Wiki, and how does that fit into the rest of your job and activities?
For me, TechNet Wiki and my job have a mutual relationship. The solution provided to clients at work by me are published as an article in TechNet. On the other hand (to meet a business requirement) I refer to TechNet Wiki.
To be more precise, TechNet Wiki has provided me recognition & encouragement from my team at workplace as well as from the TechNet community which has now become a driving factor to contribute more.
Picture taken during my visit to Switzerland to meet my sister(in Photo)
What is it about TechNet Wiki that interests you?
The foremost thing of TechNet Wiki that interests me is that we get quality content contributed from gurus across the world and is shared across in the most presentable format for everyone. It is a gateway which acts as a medium to publish an article in the easiest way. These articles are easily accessible through search via Google/Bing due to the tags associated with them. Furthermore, the Wiki gives us an option to edit any articles by anyone. So the articles published are kept up to date and relevant. Last but not the least, when we write an article, we learn the concept ourselves, along the way.
What are your favorite Wiki articles you’ve contributed and what are your top 5 favorite Wiki articles in general?
My favorite articles contributed by me
- SharePoint Site Design and Site Script with Azure function, WebHook via MS Flow
- SharePoint Framework(SPFx) webpart with elevated privileges using MS Flow
- SharePoint Framework (SPFx) React Controls : Creating custom list form including People picker and Taxonomy picker
Top 5 favorite articles in the Wiki
- SharePoint Framework (SPFx): Microsoft BOT framework integration, by get2pallav
- Create Power BI report and publish in SharePoint, by Maruthachalam
- Understanding Server-Side Blazor, by AnkitSharma007
- Entity Framework and ASP.NET MVC 5: Building Web Application (Part 1), by Vincent Maverick Durano
- Content-based message routing using schema metadata in Azure Logic Apps & Service Bus, by DBS14
Do you have any tips for new Wiki authors?
Yes, my tips for new wiki authors would be to publish articles which are;
- Based on today’s trend.
- Easily readable & understandable
- Based on their domain well versed in.
Over half a year there are discussions regarding the future of the TechNet Wiki. We are standing on a cross road, and the decisions that will be made in the next few months will shape the future of the community.
How do you see the future of the TechNet Wiki in five, ten, or fifty years from now?
50 years will be too long to predict, but for the next 5 to 10 years, I see a steady growth in the community with quality content. I have also heard that there is a migration planned for the TechNet portal which I believe will bring a fresh look to the community portal.
This is your direct communication channel to the Microsoft team that in-charge on the TNWiki. Is there anything you want me to tell them?
If there is a migration planned, I would suggest the new portal be responsive(mobile friendly), so that people can read articles on the go with ease.
Do you want to add something in conclusion?
Even though I have come a long way with SharePoint solutions, I still consider myself as a novice in the field of development. There is always something new to learn in today’s world. Also, I believe in working hard and keep patience, which my parents have always taught me.
I would personally like to thank you for inviting me for this interview and also for guiding me to improve the presentation of my articles. Especially stressing on the importance of conclusion in the articles. Also, I would like to thank the TechNet community (Judges and Members) who has encouraged & appreciated me and my work.
Once again thank you for giving me this opportunity to express myself.
A view from my ancestral house at my native - Suchindrum
Thank you Ramakrishnan. It was our pleasure to hear more about the person behind the scene and to meet the real you.
It was great to hear from you directly, and nice to know more about you.
Thanks for your contributions to the community!
Please join me in thanking Ramakrishnan!
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