Category: experience

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

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

04 Apr 2019 . experience .
Intern Experience At Wingify
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I had the opportunity to intern at Wingify, New Delhi, in December 2018 and in this writeup I’ve summarized my experience of working at Wingify. My intern period was from 28 November to 11 January. I’ve already written my selection interviews’ experience and it is available here.

Pre-Joining Experience

As soon as my offer was confirmed by Wingify, I received... more

10 Dec 2018 . experience .
Intern Interview Experience With Wingify
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I’m currently working as a Winter intern at Wingify and it is one of the coolest companies to have as your first intern experience. I thought it would be great to keep an account of my interview experience so that it can help students applying in the future.

I applied to Wingify through the off-campus process; sent them my CV... more

03 Dec 2018 . experience .
GSoC: How? This? That?
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Google Summer of Code has been announced again, and I’m all filled with nostalgia, but it’s not the only things I’m full with (:wink::wink:). With a motive of helping GSoC aspirants, I’ll be summarising (in somewhat details), how I prepared for GSoC 2018 and successfully completed my project under CCExtractor.

The post is timeline based and it is near as... more

02 Nov 2018 . experience .
From KWoC To GCI
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I’ve been active in OpenSource programming since December 2017, and it’s been a great journey altogether; meeting dedicated developers, forming communities, and helping students to get into the field through organising and mentoring various events.

I’m dedicating this article to summarising the journey and giving a glimpse of what all I’ve been involved with, and in what order. The inspiration... more

11 Aug 2018 . experience .
GSoC Final: Where The Paths Diverge
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The three months long (and six months long considering the preparation time) of Google Summer of Code has come to an end and therefore, I see myself again at the fork of choices on what I should do. But… before getting on to that part I would like to summarise my experience as a GSoC 2018 student. — Just a... more

03 Aug 2018 . experience .
GSoC [07]: Winding Up
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It’s been more than two weeks since my last update blog on GSoC, and hence I’ve not been able to keep up with writing articles amidst college’s activities, academics and CCExtractor work itself. To be honest there hasn’t been much work on the coding front in the last two weeks; and I’ve got the reason why things work so slow... more

14 Jul 2018 . experience .
GSoC [06]: Making It Through Second Evaluations
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My second evaluations for Google Summer of Code completed yesterday, along with that the pipeline for the project has been completed. Let’s not move too fast, and slowly get to completion of Nephos’ second evaluation.

Nephos is being developed in a modular manner; with data piped into different through a common database stored locally in the system. For example, once... more

25 Jun 2018 . experience .
GSoC [05]: What Works, Makes Me Jump
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Two weeks have passed since the first evaluations of GSoC, and I’ve finished major portions of my second phase work as well. And I also saw the recording module grabbing streams and saving them as we desired it to.

Post evaluations, I took a small break from coding and invested time in learning technologies which do not have a direct... more

25 Jun 2018 . experience .
GSoC [04]: Writing Tests, Getting Evaluated!
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This blog post summarizes the work I’ve done in the third and fourth week of GSoC with CCExtractor on Project Nephos and also information about my first evaluations. The beginning of the weeks were mostly hectic but the productivity took a toll once I was past writing code and onto actual testing.

The start of the third week begin with... more

25 Jun 2018 . experience .
GSoC [03]: Building The Base
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It’s been two weeks since the start of the first coding period, and so far it has been a relaxing experience. The most crucial parts of project Nephos have been finished, with lots of learning involved in between.

The coding period started with a steep learning curve; I was required to understand the existing work on Nephos. It is, by... more

25 Jun 2018 . experience .
GSoC [02]: Making Bonds, And Breaking Codes
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It’s been a little more than two weeks since the declaration of the projects of Google Summer of Code 2018, all the joy of getting selected is now superseded by the anxiety of the curves of the “learning roller coaster” I’m about to sit in.

The past two weeks went by me so swiftly; getting selected in GSoC, end semester... more

25 Jun 2018 . experience .
GSoC [01]: Fuel For The Fire
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Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program by Google which brings students and open source organisations together to work on projects that benefit open source community. Besides many perks (and satisfaction) provided in the program, students also get a stipend which varies from country to country; in India, the amount is $2400.

This article is an account of how... more

25 Jun 2018 . experience .
GSoC [01]: Fuel For The Fire
5 mins Read


Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is a program by Google which brings students and open source organisations together to work on projects that benefit open source community. Besides many perks (and satisfaction) provided in the program, students also get a stipend which varies from country to country; in India, the amount is $2400.

This article is an account of how... more