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28 May 2021 . learning .
How I Reduced Repeating My Mistakes
6 mins Read


We all do mistakes and they are unavoidable. From small mistakes such as interrupting someone while speaking (the motivation for this technique) to larger and more disastrous ones. While first-time mistakes are forgiven, repeating the same ones is seen as a characteristic of ours (and is indeed a bad habit). And I wanted to address them after reading the book... more

08 Oct 2020 . learning .
Reducing CareShare Load Time: 1+ Mins To 1 Sec
6 mins Read


How fast a website loads and lets the user interact is one of the key parameters that shape customer retention. At Zealth-AI, we are working on our product, CareShare, to ease the lives of COVID patients and we observed, with a large set of functionalities, the load time was increasingly becoming a problem. This was more pronounced for us as... more

16 Sep 2020 . experience .
GirlScript West Bengal Regional Summit | Getting Started In Open-Source
1 mins Read


I’m so excited to share that I had the opportunity to be a speaker for the GirlScript West Bengal Regional Summit 2020 and share my experience of how I started my journey in opensource.

Motivation

I believe it is very hard to cross that barrier sitting right before we make our first contribution and it upsets me when students, lacking... more

11 Jul 2020 . learning .
Building GraphQL API In Node.js
12 mins Read


This writeup summarises my experience of building a GraphQL API using Node.js and MongoDB. I’ve found it easy to develop APIs that have CRUD operations of fairly medium complexity and do not have many layers of authorization to access data. It is also fabulous how well all three technologies; Node, Mongo, and GraphQL integrate without any issues. You can find... more

23 Feb 2020 . learning .
How I Handled 1 TB of Data With Python!
13 mins Read


I recently had the opportunity to work on a large dataset (roughly 1TB) and analyze it using Python for filtering data based on some given parameters. In this post, I’ll be summing up how I accomplished the task using Python and used various measures to make the filtering process efficient.

Task Details

We have a large number of gzip files... more

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

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

05 May 2019 . learning .
So You Want To Do "Data"?
3 mins Read


Even stronger than Modi’s wave in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections is the drive of every second-year and third-year in KGP going into the field of data analytics; and, sadly, unlike Modi wave it’s here to stay for many following decades.

Data Analytics as a field has seen nothing less of a bubble than what was seen by the Internet in... more

03 Dec 2018 . experience .
GSoC: How? This? That?
10 mins Read


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