Sheldon Fernandes: Lucid VR Senior Software & Algorithms Engineer

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My Native Admission Statement: I am extremely passionate about building technology and products that solve problems by saving people money, time and resources. 3D cameras and their applications fascinate me, and I strongly believe that 3D technology combined with AI will make our products smarter and our lives a lot better. My drive for innovation and building things with my own hands is something my parents have noticed since I was a kid. I was usually responsible for ‘breaking’ things at home. I always aspire to learn more and more - though work or even on a regular basis. There is a lot of information out there, and I try my best to get most of what I can absorb. In grad school, I grew passionate about working about prototyping and working on building an actual product from scratch. An early stage startup was definitely the way to go. I wanted to work in the field of cameras too. That’s when I heard of a VR company in the valley. One of the best decisions I made.

What should everyone try at least once?

As we grow up trying to figure out what we’re good at and what we want to turn into a career, we sometimes slump into doing what’s easy. It is very important to spend some time periodically with one’s own thoughts to work on what we’re really passionate about. Getting there might not be the most comfortable route, but for sure brings a sense of accomplishment when you see it through. ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’

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