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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

17 May 2019 . experience .
GSoC'19 [0]: Congratulations And Let's Begin
1 mins Read


Recently, Google released the list of projects selected for Google Summer of Code 2019 and I’m fortunate that mine is one among them. I would like to congratulate everyone along with myself.

The Project

This year I’ll be working on Sample Platform; it is the Continuous Integration And Regression Testing tool for the main CCExtractor repository. In short, it makes... more

13 May 2019 . learning .
A Better Approach; The DRY Approach
7 mins Read


Dry clothes are really easy to use, store and carry; then there are wet clothes: heavy, stinky and dripping.

Similar is the story for code: DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) is always preferred over WET (Write Everything Twice).

I’ve recently started learning .NET, ASP.NET, MVC, and related technologies, and thereon I stumbled upon the concept of DRY programming; it is a... more