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06 Nov 2019 . experience .
How I Applied For Internships Outside India?
4 mins Read


For the past two-three months, I’ve been applying for software engineering summer internships outside India and have, now, accepted offer to spend the time at Mercari Japan. It has been a tiring experience amidst handling a lot of other ongoing stuff.

In the next few paragraphs I would be talking about how I started applying, what was the most effective... more

02 Nov 2019 . experience .
Interview Experience With Google
4 mins Read


In a previous blog of mine regarding completing the foo.bar challenge, I talked about how I completed the foo.bar challenge but what I didn’t talk about was that I was invited for the internship recruiting process afterward soon by Google North America.

How Did I Apply?

Once, I had completed Foo.Bar challenge I received an email from Google asking for... more

31 Oct 2019 . experience .
Interview Experience With Mercari
7 mins Read


It is very exciting for me to have the chance to spend my summers 2020 at Mercari Japan. It was a roller-coaster experience from the point I applied for a Backend Engineer at Mercari Japan to the day I got the offer letter in my inbox.

I would be sharing my interview experiences in somewhat detail in order to give... more

03 Oct 2019 . experience .
I Finished Google's Foo.Bar Challenge
4 mins Read


On June 13 2019, I received the invitation for the [in]famous Google Foo.Bar challenge: sent to those who are deemed fit by Google for working with them.

Why Did I Get The Invitation?

I’ve no concrete idea why I got the invitation. Being a software developer, my searches mostly involve programming related queries and that could have been the very... more

01 Oct 2019 . learning .
Quick Notes On Improving Productivity
3 mins Read


I recently read Sam Altman’s guide to productivity. It is approximately a 10 minutes read so I’m putting summary of it below as a quick notes essay. These methods also put to test his claims of being more productive than average; where definitely average is debatable.

Samuel H. “Sam” Altman is an American entrepreneur, investor, programmer, and blogger. He is... more

29 Sep 2019 . tech .
Serving React With Nginx
9 mins Read


Once we get used to serving static content with Nginx, it is hard to notice the subtle changes we might require to serve React static content which uses react-router. I faced a similar bug when only the index page of iit-techambit.in was being exposed and rest pages were to be found nowhere unless redirected from the home page itself.

Nginx... more

17 Jul 2019 . tech .
Exposing Campus PC On SSH
2 mins Read


The default port for SSH is blocked in the campus and it forces one to use a lot of workarounds to do simple SSH tasks; one such task is exposing a PC inside campus network for SSH by a PC outside the campus network.

I recently had to do the hardwork and this article shows the steps I used for... more