Today we have Amit Bera with us. He is a Senior Magento Developer and currently working as a Team Lead and Magento 2 Developer at Digital Aptech Private Limited. Throughout his career, Amit has acquired a valuable amount of Magento expertise. More importantly, he has completed a Magento certification, making him updated with the latest insights.
So without further ado, let’s see what Amit has to share with us today.
Muneeb: Amit, what was your reason for choosing Magento? And what is special about Magento that makes it stand out from other ecommerce platforms?
Amit: Actually, it was my first company where I worked that assigned Magento to me. Little did I expect that it would pave the beginning of my professional career in January 2011.
I found Magento to be extremely special, unlike any open-source ecommerce software application that I have come across. Its integrated features make it an ideal application for setting up an ecommerce website.
Furthermore, you won’t find a community that is involved and dedicated to grow an application like that of Magento. And its extended extensions marketplace is an invaluable feature for store owners.
Muneeb: Please share some highlights of your career.
Amit: So far I have had two important turning points in my career. First was when I went to the capital city of New Delhi for an in-house project in 2012 September. This is what really sparked my interest in Magento as a career option. The second was when I achieved 10K points at Magento stackExchanges.
Muneeb: Being a Magento Developer, what are the key points that you focus on before starting any project?
Amit: First, I have to check how much I can manage according to the client’s requirements using the Magento default in-build feature. Also, I try to use fewer store extension features.
Muneeb: What change did Magento Developer certification bring to your career and skills? How important is this certification to other Magento developers?
Amit: Without a doubt, the Magento certification has been a big step up for my professional career. Upon completing the certification, I started receiving many job offers. It has helped nurture my developer skills and increased my market value.
Muneeb: Can you please share some useful resources for newbies who want to learn Magento Development?
I would recommend the following:
Muneeb: Can you please share your workplace picture with our readers?
Amit: I can’t share a picture of my workplace. But, I will share a picture of my room. Here:
Muneeb: Name some people who have inspired you in your personal and professional life?
Amit: My father is my biggest inspiration in my personal life. As for professionally, I have always been intrigued by my work colleagues and people who are part of the Magento community.
Muneeb: How do you manage your work-life balance? And how do you spend your spare time?
Amit: Haha, there is no need for me to balance my work and life since I’m not married at the moment. But I do love to spend my time with family. I always try to keep my weekends booked to spend time with family in my village.
Muneeb: Now it’s time for a fun Rapid Fire round!
Rule: You can’t spend more than 15 seconds on this question ;)
|Shopify or PrestaShop?||Shopify|
|Movies or Games?||Movies|
|Travelling or Party?||Travel|
|Tea or Coffee?||Tea|
|PlayStation or Xbox?||None. I’m not a gamer.|
Muneeb: Who would you like to nominate to interview next on Magenticians? You can recommend your friends or anyone from Magento community.
Amit: I would like to nominate Fabian Schmengler, who I consider to be my Magento guru, Max Pronko, Mukesh Tiwari, and Rakesh Jesadiya.
Gear up for another week of valuable Magento insights from key community figures.