Charan has a master's degree in Software Engineering from University of Calgary, and a highlight of her university career was her paper being published in an international conference and receiving a scholarship for her research. Charan has many years of experience in software/web development using diverse programming languages. She has expertise in C#.NET, ASP.NET, as well as an excellent understanding of PL/SQL queries and databases such as Oracle and SQL Server. Charan possesses expert knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle and has hands-on experience working for all stages of the life cycle. She also has a great grasp on AGILE development methodologies - SCRUM and XP. Charan is a motivated self-starter with an aptitude for acquiring new skills. She has intentionally made learning a key part of her daily routine because, as Da Vinci said, “Learning never exhausts the mind.” She loves programming and providing solutions for the most difficult problems. As part of the Think Shift team, Charan has worked on Cabela's e-commerce website. She has also worked on projects for clients such as ADAMA, APTN, Canola Council, Canterra, CIBUS, Clean Farms, CropLife, Dion's, eCampus, GHY, HRAC, Kroeker Farms, MITT, RWB, SCIC, Superior Scales, Talbot, and Westeel. In the past, Charan worked on a Novartis multinational pharmaceutical company's Web application project. In her free time, Charan loves to read and cook, travel to new places, and play with her daughter.