Hey there, I’m Sachin Gopal, originally from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. My family had its share of challenges, but we eventually found our footing in the middle-class realm. From a young age, I was all about entrepreneurs, and I used to proudly declare “Businessman” as my future gig.
When I hit eighteen, I teamed up with three buddies to kickstart TechSolutions. We were in the programming game, and we did pretty well for ourselves, achieving some financial stability. But as fate would have it, our paths diverged in 1992. That was the same year I stumbled upon Linux in a magazine. It was famous for its hacker-friendly capabilities, and after a few failed attempts, I got it up and running. That’s when my journey into server and application security within the Linux OS began. I got so good at it that I started offering consulting services to small companies when I moved to Bangalore in 2003. Later on, I worked as a consultant and as a full-time employee for big names like HP, DELL, Hinduja, Xen, and iGATE.
I hold an MBA degree with a specialization in Marketing & Systems. Currently, I hold a leadership position in IT & IS at a software company in Bangalore. On weekends, I also assist startups in thriving with minimal infrastructure. My expertise primarily focuses on small and medium-sized businesses.
Outside of the 9-to-5, I’m a seasoned meditator, with over 3000 hours of practice under my belt. I’ve dipped my toes into various meditation traditions like Vipassana, Zen, Twin Heart, and Shamanic meditations, but I found my zen in the Tantrik Shakti tradition. When the weekend rolls around, you’ll find me diving into activities like past life regression, Yuen Method practice (Certified), Pranic Healing-Arhatic Yoga (Certified), and Siddha healing. And just for kicks, I like to throw in some marathon running and powerlifting into the mix.