Catherine Schuman

Community View: Koustubh Warty, Featured User (March 2015)

Blog Post created by Catherine Schuman Employee on Mar 16, 2015

Once a month we'll shine our virtual spotlight on one of the CA DevTest community's members. It's just a fun, easy way for us to get to know one another a little bit beyond our work-related interactions here on the site. This month, we're featuring Koustubh Warty, CA Ser Eng Srvs Architect, DevOp SWAT.


Pictured here with his wife Manjari, son Laksh and daughter Niharika in a photo taken last week during Holi festival (festival of colors).

Location: Plano (work) and Frisco (home) in Texas (a great place to work and to raise a family)


Current Gig: 

  1. Evangelizing DevOps and CA Application Delivery
  2. Serving the community and being Human!

One word that describes how you work: Work hard and play hard as if there’s no tomorrow!


How do you use CA Communities and any suggestions for others? [Koustubh Warty] CA Communities is an excellent site that enables the users of CA products to have their questions answered as well as voice their opinions. So much activity – so go ahead start putting your questions/ideas/opinions out there.


Mac or PC?  PC for sure. One of my first experiences with a Mac: Someone told me to use VNC to login to a Mac machine. After I did that….. I saw the screen, I was like – ok what do I do here, where is the task manager, what file do I use to start a program, etc….very basic questions. I closed the VNC session and have not seen a Mac since then 

Mobile Device? iPhone for sure and my feet for mobility!


Apps/software/tools you can’t live without? DbVisualizer, Notepad++, mRemote, Amazon and ESPNCricinfo


Besides your phone and computer, what's your favorite gadget? Kids (not surprising?) and my tongue (to yap!)


What’s your daily work space like? At the CA Plano office - I would want to say a clean desk (from a guy’s perspective) but my wife would disagree here!


How do you balance life/work? An interesting perspective here – At CA, I have the flexibility to balance both work and family life and I am thankful for that. The mantra is – CA assists me with the balance and I in turn assist CA during and outside the working hours! It is a win-win situation.


Best advice you can give and you have received?

This is what I have come up with – Decisions are made at run-time and not compile time. Software developers will understand where I am coming from. This is something I believe and have believed in over the past years – One can take a course, training, etc and know all the information, but if that cannot be applied when needed, it is of no use.

Another important thing is helping the community (this is far above CA communities and much more as you might have figured). In this extremely fast and competitive day to day life, we forget that there is a world out there that is not as blessed as us. So finding the time to contribute in whatever way towards mankind should be one of the personal goals.

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else? Accessing the situation and taking actions accordingly. That is one of my strong points.