Star Contributor of the Month – Sundari Swami
We are recognizing Sundari Swami from Los Angeles as our newest Star Contributor! Sundari has more than 8 years of experience of working in marketing and dealing with big-data SaaS products; she currently serves as a Technical Product Manager at DataScience.com. Sundari has been with Mifos for several years now, playing a crucial role in the development of the Mobile Wallet 2.0 Framework. Since last year, Sundari has been helping write and gather requirements for the Mobile Wallet 2.0, and we cannot thank her enough for her continuous hard work! We commend Sundari for her persistence in continuing to volunteer with Mifos even after a gap between projects she was assisting on. She can always be counted on to be thorough and highly attentive to detail so we get our use cases right. Sundari’s commitment to serving those in need along with her tech and product management expertise makes her a triple threat that we could not be happier to have as a part of our Mifos community.
Sundari Swami – Los Angeles, CA, USA
Brief Bio (in the words of Sundari):
I am a Product Manager for digital products with more than 8 years of experience with marketing and big-data SaaS products. I am very interested in tech for social impact and tech products for under-served markets/segments.
Relevant Skills & O.S. Experience: I have experience in Product Management, Project Management, and Android Development.
I have a strong interest in tech for social impact and financial inclusion, so I found Mifos via Google.
Contributions Made to Date:
I have gathered requirements from stakeholders for Mobile Wallet 2.0, writing requirements for Mobile Wallet 2.0 framework last year and this year.
I am currently working on the Mobile Wallet 2.0 Framework.
Impact on the Poor:
I have made an impact through helping to build tech products that will have positive impact and empower people.
What’s Rewarding about Working on Mifos:
It’s rewarding to be able to combine tech, product and social impact. It’s also rewarding to work with an international team of volunteers, especially from the very countries/markets that we are building these products for.
Top Piece of Advice for Others in the Mifos Community:
Keep being involved!
Fun Facts about Sundari
Favorite Food: South Indian, Ethiopian, Thai
Favorite Open Source Project: Apache Fineract
If Steve Could Travel to One Place in the World: Peru or Bolivia
Interesting fact/tidbit about yourself you’d like to share:
I love photography.