Inside KisanHub | Q&A with Andrew Mikhaeel
Welcome to Inside KisanHub, a selection of interviews with the talented people behind the KisanHub Platform. This month we caught up with Andrew, in our Engineering team.
Hello! To kick things off please can you each tell us a little bit about yourself and explain your role at KisanHub?
Hi everyone, I’m Andrew, a technology enthusiast and a software engineer at KisanHub. I live in Egypt so love spending time by/in/under the sea and I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. At KisanHub I work as a software engineer mainly focused on the web application and the backend of the product.
What are you working on right now?
Currently, I’m working on crop quality report sharing. This functionality means that KisanHub users will be able to share crop quality data with anyone anywhere in the world, using only their email address without requiring them to sign up. Being able to share data is vital for any business, especially in supply chain management which has multiple complex parts.
What do you most enjoy about being part of the KisanHub team?
There is a friendly working environment which I really enjoy. Also, looking at the bigger picture, it is great to be contributing to the agri-food industry, which is important to everyone!
You’ve previously worked in a corporate environment, what motivated you to move to a tech startup?
I was keen to move to a startup because the smaller team size means you have more of an impact on product decision-making. This is the opposite of working in a large corporate company, where you don’t have as much impact.
What three words would you use to describe KisanHub?
Professional, Customer-oriented, passionate
What sources do you look for inspiration?
I think inspiration is all around us, even from things you see on a daily basis.
Finally, as a tech startup working in the agri-food industry, do you have a favourite vegetable/fruit?
That would be blackberries. When I was a kid there was a big blackberry tree in my grandparent's garden, which I loved and whenever I eat them it reminds me of these days - I love all berries!