Gaurav Sood is a Scala and XQuery consultant who consults through his own company Omkaar Technologies Limited. He started playing with computers at a very early age and eventually went onto complete his post-graduate degree in computer sciences.
After working for an Indian software service house for a couple of years, he decided to start his own consultancy business. Since then, his company has provided services to a few Tier 1 Investment banks, the government of the United Kingdom, and publishing houses. He has gained an irrefutable reputation and distinction in the industry. Gaurav has previously worked with HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Reed Elsevier, Lexis Nexis, John Wiley & Sons, HMRC, and Associated News, amongst other smaller names in the industry.
When he is not consulting or writing, Gaurav can be seen making a fuss of his family. He likes spending time with his beautiful wife and two sons. He also loves volunteering for charity fund raising through sponsored runs. Gaurav also runs a small charitable trust in Shimla, India (New Life), which helps provide education to under-privileged children.