• Lis Harvey

Introducing our Senior Developer

Vikas Agartha was instrumental in launching the current iteration of the monger. He is working on version 2.0 (coming in 2020).

Will cuddles a lamb. Wouldn't you?

What are you eating right now?

Bread. It’s my favorite snack and my diet is very bread heavy. I’m known to simply eat a big loaf or two, plain, for dinner.

What's in your fridge?

Vegan cheese.

Before working at the monger, Vikas Agartha specialized in data visualization (fancy animations, charts, etc.) and algorithmic trading. When he's not practicing music or rock-climbing to wind down from the rigors of developing for a cutting-edge specialty foods start-up, he stays passionate about elegant software solutions and details. "I read lots of blogs, and always try... to see how others are solving the same problems."

He credits his partner, a serious foodie who works in specialty coffee, with being his role model—but Agartha's hero is Karna, from the Hindu epic Mahābhārata. "He lays down his life for duty and friendship."

Something your child said recently that stuck with you?

I said "No way, José" and my five year old responded, "Who is José?"

Best advice you've received?

Don’t promise when you are happy, don’t reply when you are angry, and don’t decide when you are sad.

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