The visa interview occurred at the Chennai consulate on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
Around 7:15: Arrived at consulate, stood in unofficial line.
Around 7:30: After checking sticker on passport put by VAC yesterday, moved to official line.
Around 7:40: Sticker on passport scanned.
Around 7:45: Through security.
Around 8:00: Entered consulate and finished biometric verification (left hand 4 fingers only). Then went in interview line.
Around 8:10 or so?: Interviews began
Around 8:40: My interview happened. Interviewing consular officer was young, female, looked like she was of Indian origin.
She first asked for my passports. I gave all of them but she returned the two expired ones and said she only needs the new passport.
She asked the following questions.
Q: What is the company you work for?
A: Petametrics, doing business as LiftIgniter. It is a technology/software company.
Q: What does it do?
A: It powers recommendations on websites, similar to related videos on the right rail on YouTube.
Q: Where is your company located?
A: San Francisco
Q: What is your salary?
A: Currently $140,000. It was $100,000 at the time my original Form I-129 was approved.
Q: What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
A: Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.
After that, interviewer said my visa is approved.
I exited the consulate and was out at around 8:45.