Suraj G.


New York, NY

Member since:

January 21, 2013


Tell us about yourself (professionally). What technical leadership experience do you have already?

I like xUnit. It has clean syntax and gets the job done.

What languages/frameworks do you program in (Java, .NET, PHP, Ruby, etc.)? What is your favorite, if different?

.NET, R (statistics), SQL

What topics might you be interested in?

Data architecture, cloud, configuration management, deployment, scalability, functional programming, system complexity, service-oriented architecture, security, NewSql (not NoSql)

Do you have any specific areas of expertise? Would you be willing to share it with the group?

I can speak about the R programming language, statistical computing, modeling, software release management. In a year or so I'll have some talks on various topics related to cloud architecture. These will follow new systems that my firm is planning to build in the coming year.

What is your favorite version control system and why?

Theoretically it would be Mercurial but I have no real experience with that. I've used Subversion which suffers from all the issues related to centralized version control. Git has become popular because of GitHub. I love GitHub. Git was not written for humans. Its terribly complex. So in theory Mercurial has the simplicity of Subversion, with the benefits of a DVCS.


I'm the CTO at Winged Foot Capital. I've developed, architected, and managed software projects for 15 years. I was previously at Microsoft where I shipped Office 2003, 2007, and 2010. I'm obsessed about full-stack architecture.

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