New Blogger Joins NextBillion.net Team: Nitin Rao
We are happy to announce that Nitin Rao has joined the NextBillion.net team as a blogger and writer. Nitin was born and raised in Bangalore, India. He is studying for a B. Tech. at the National Institute of Technology – Karnataka at Surathkal, which is considered to be one of the best engineering colleges in India. He is majoring in Information Technology. This course emphasizes the managerial facets of software development – creating not just engineers who are part-time managers, but manager-engineers.
A deep interest in economics and business has been important to Nitin’s studies. Recent concepts like the “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid” have awakened in him a major interest in following stories of economic progress throughout South Asia. Nitin’s interest in entrepreneurship has led him, for the last two years, to attend The Entrepreneurship Summit organized at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
He is an employee intern at Sun Microsystems as part of their Campus Ambassador initiative. This involves driving the adoption of Open Source technologies in the developer community. He is currently enjoying the leadership responsibilities of being the elected representative for his class.Listening to Hindi music, blogging and debating are a few of Nitin’s other interests.