2016 was the inaugural year of our new top
contributor program: Magento
Masters
. Many have asked what it takes to be a Magento
Master, so we figured it would be great to spotlight our
2016 Magento Masters and let you get to know them and why they
decided to get involved and contribute within the Magento
Community. 

Let’s get to know Mukesh Tiwari, Senior Software Engineer at
Brady Corporation: 

Hi, everyone. My name is Mukesh Tiwari. I live in India and I’m
a Magento Developer. I’m also one of the moderators of the
Magento Community
Forums
.

How and when did you first get involved with Magento?

I got involved in Magento in 2012 when I joined my first
company as a developer. My first project was a Magento project,
so this was my introduction in Magento.

What made you decide to contribute to the Magento community?

I decided to contribute to the Magento Community because when I
was learning Magento at that time, there were lots of forums
and blogs which helped me to learn it. After some time of work
experience, I decided to give back to the community. I think
the more we share, the more we learn, and that knowledge should
be shared with other people.

How has the Magento community impacted you?

The Magento community impacted me in a good way. It helped me
to become a good developer and it helped me to increase my
knowledge. The Magento community is like an ocean of knowledge.

Who do you hope to see as a Magento Master in 2017 and why?

I wish to see Raphael from Digital
Pianism
as a Magento Master in 2017 because I think he’s
very helpful on Magento StackExchange. I think he should be a
Magento Master in 2017.

What is one piece of advice that you live by and that you’d
like to pass on to other developers?

My advice to developers is, don’t be afraid of failure. Try to
learn lessons from the failures, don’t keep making the same
mistake again and again, and it will help you a lot.

MUKESH
TIWARI

Senior Software Engineer, Brady Corporation

Mukesh is a Senior Software Engineer at Brady Corporation in
Bangalore, India. He started his professional career in 2012
and has since been working as a Magento developer. Currently,
Mukesh is also one of the moderators on Magento community
forums. He also spends a few hours daily on magento.stackexchange.com as well as stackoverflow.com sites. Apart from technical
pursuits, Mukesh loves cooking.

Meet the 2017
Magento Masters
 and check out our Community
Hall of Fame
.