Journey of a Technical Author by Kamal Rawat

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originates or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work and can also be described as a writer.

Being an author is not an easy profession to understand and explain until I visited C# Corner ( website. C# Corner is not just a site or a web portal but a form Sarasvati Mata to all the aspiring talents who is helping them to learn and share knowledge across millions of students, developers, programmers and even teachers.

“Only the gardener knows how much efforts it takes to plant and grow a tree.”

In this write up, I would like to share my journey and how life has changed in recent years since I joined C# Corner.

My name is Kamal Singh Rawat. By profession, I am a Sr. Software Developer. Like any other developer I had always been busy in projects, writing code and so on. I was spending my life as a typical developer. But I had no idea that my life is going to change soon.

I may not be the best author in the world, but I truly believe in knowledge sharing and learning.

So, here it goes. This is how it all started.

I saw many authors got famous from C# Corner, got MVP awards and many more accolades. This encouraged me to post my first ever article.

When I first published my article on C# Corner, it got rejected as I simply copied it from MSDN. It made me upset. But I decided not to give up. On Sep 23, 2012 I wrote another authentic article on Introduction to MSMQ while following proper guidelines. From then, I started writing articles and get into sharing. It has eventually become a regular habit.

After that, I met with a youth icon, Dhananjay Kumar, a leading thinker. I enquired him about his way of working and he shared that its only passion that drives you to work hard to achieve your goal. Since then, C-Sharpcorner becomes my passion that has really changed my life.

Two smart people in black sunglasses are Dhananjay and I. Other two people in the photo are Mumbai Chapter core members Akshay Patel and Abhijit Patil.

After that, C# Corner started chapters, local user group events and luckily one started in Mumbai to share, learn and develop network. This is when my life took a U-turn.

It all started with a small discussion with none other than .Net Guru (Shivprasad Koirala) over some yummy and hot pizzas. We started with four people. Below is the very first photo of us.

The recap of the first chapter event is here: C# Corner Mumbai Group Team Party Design Pattern

This was the beginning of a U turn in my life. After that I was selected to lead the Mumbai chapter group and have done several events and webinars since then. The number is just keeps growing.

A picture of .NET Guru, Shiv Prasad Koirala sir and me in one of the offline event.

And finally a big announcement came from C# Corner about its annual conference. It was an opportunity to meet and speak to C# Corner MVPs and many other renowned speakers around the world. I was one of the speakers. It was an amazing experience.

Check out more details about the conference here: C# Corner Annual Conference 2014 Official Recap

This is all about community, knowledge sharing and passion which changed my life.

I know it is a lot to read but I wanted to say that today, people know me. I have a good career and it’s all because of community sharing. The power and reach of the community is limitless.

“Ek boond knowledge kisi ki zindigi badal sakta hai…”

I hope you enjoyed reading my little story.


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