Get To Know Tanya

Mar 7, 2022

Tanya Gupta

At LiveLike, we’re all about providing functional solutions to problems, and making the user experience as friendly and seamless as possible. And who better to help make this happen than our amazing team of hardworking frontend engineers? This week on our Get to Know LiveLike series, we sat down with Senior Frontend Engineer Tanya Gupta. Tanya has been a part of the LiveLike team for almost 2 years now, and brings with her a wealth of experience in software development and technical delivery. We’re proud to have someone like Tanya on our team, and excited to get to share a bit about her!

Tell us a bit about your career path. How did you get into frontend engineering?

After graduating with a degree in computer science is when I started my journey into the tech world. Starting with .net almost a decade ago, I have seen the evolution of JavaScript-based frontend technologies from very early on, which are one of the most popular development frameworks today. When all these changes were happening in the development world, it just stuck with me. I was amazed by how wonderful and powerful JavaScript (JS) is and I was drawn towards JS-based technologies—that is where my journey as MEAN/MERN stack (frontend-heavy) developer started and from then on, there was no looking back.

Can you describe what a Senior Frontend Engineer does and what your typical workday looks like?

Being a Senior Frontend Engineer, you have a lot of responsibilities put on you to make the product successful. The role not only involves developing the features of the product but also architecting the solution of a problem. You should be able to draw out a solution to a problem and then convert the solution into a beautiful web application or SDK.

On a typical workday, our team is generally in one of these 2 phases:

  1. Hardcore coding day: Code, code, code, morning to evening
  2. Design thinking day: This is where more thinking is involved and you spend your day creating algorithms/solutions to problems that have arose or having discussions about the problems at hand

Did you always want to work in a lead engineering role?

When I was enrolling in my computer science engineering degree, I wasn’t yet sure if I would choose development, designing or something else as my career path, but since the day I took my first coding lecture, I knew this is what I want to do.

Once out of college, I joined my first company and I was super excited to learn about the latest technologies, and new developments happening in the tech world, and this has continued on to this day. Being a developer means always learning and innovating—it’s what keeps us interested in what we do and helps us excel in our roles.

What have you learned about LiveLike (as both a business and a team) since you joined?

Livelike is doing a wonderful job in bringing life to streaming platforms. Increasing engagement is one of the major pain points for any event streaming application on any platform, and Livelike as a team is always innovating and trying to solve this issue. We are currently expanding our reach to areas other than sports such as FinTech, EdTech and many other verticals, as we’ve realized this problem isn’t localized and that more and more products can benefit from what LiveLike has to offer.

Is there anything else you’d want to share with aspiring frontend engineers?

To the whole developer community and to the ones who want to be a part of this beautiful group: Always believe in yourself and never give up. There is no problem that can’t be solved. It’s okay if you can’t solve it now, and something that looks impossible today will be trivial tomorrow. Keep learning and keep rocking.

Thank you, Tanya!

Written By

Megan Glover

Content Manager

Written By

Megan Glover

Content Manager