Year 2017 : Lookback

For 2018 my promise was to revamp my blog so that I can start blogging once again. And voila! I did it. 2017 was full of ups and downs for me and I’ll start with the very beginning.

2017 started on a high when we were in talks with a company for acquisition but then eventually it failed as the party backed out at the very last minute. Fast forward -> our product VCA [Video Content Analysis] was still in novice stage and we were trying to make it big. After showing couple of demos to some of the big clients we were unable to impress them let alone to get them talk about funding.

March of 2017 saw us working on the prototype for our new product which we named as “ANY TIME WI-FI” and after near about one month of R&D we delievered the project to one of the largest beverage maker in the country at a nominal cost. It went through lot of hiccups but finally we delievered it. Personally, I learnt a lot from the same project.

Later on I got an offer from Radiowalla [http://radiowalla.in] which were looking to exploit the same technology I was working with in the retail sector. Finally I joined Radiowalla in April but the real work started mid of July. As things were happening in my professional life, my personal life was on a roller-coaster ride itself.

I moved out of my flat and started living with Aadi and Veer [founders of Neuron [https://neuronme.com]] and boy! we used to have epic fun everyday. 4 bachelors living together and having time of their lives.

In middle of all this I started dating this beautiful girl and things just look that they were “meant” to be. Skipping that part 😛

In August Radiowalla gave me an offer to move to Bangalore since their head-office was located there and they wanted the dev team to work in close co-hesion with the rest of the guys. Finally on 7th of August we [Me and my colleague Sudhanshu] landed at Bangalore Airport. And somewhere I knew it’s going to be LEGEN—WAIT FOR IT–DARY.

Meanwhile, I got to know that I scored well in my masters exams and cleared my master by an aggregate of 82%.

It’s been nearly 5 months now and most of the time I have travelled around Bangalore and went to ‘n’ number of client meeting aside from the coding work I do. All in all good fun.

Oh! I nearly forgot Radiowalla’s team. Trust me in my 3 years of professional experience I haven’t seen such a dynamic team. Radiowalla office to be honest is all about Work Hard and Party Harder! [Though things do get boring at times :P] . Music loving people… Long chats over breaks …. overall I just think this is JUST the right place for me with few other scope for improvement.

Also, I travelled a bit this year.  Some of the places I went to are as follows :

  •  Mcleodganj
  • Kullu
  • Manali
  • Coorg
  • Nainital [ Going every year since 2009]
  • Chopta
  • Manipur
  • Shillong

I specially remember my Manipur trip since I went there to give lecture to 2nd and 3rd year students on Basics of Cloud Technology and in return I got to see their beautiful campus and nearby areas.

As the year was coming to an end. I got re-united with my Santa Workshop family [ref : http://aniketmaithani.net/lesson/santa-workshop-detailed-experience/]

I am associated with DeePositive foundation since 2014. For those who don’t know much about it please check the link :https://www.facebook.com/pg/DeePositive.Foundation

All in all it was year full of fun, masti, heartbreaks [yeah that thing didn’t last long, but I am keeping my fingers crossed] and obviously a lot of learning.

Pics at the bottom.

 

Till the next time. Adios!

2017 : First Road Trip

Study Time

OFFICE FRIEND 😛

NANI BE THUGLIFE

Fun Times

Trip to Nainital

ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY 😛

PARTY TIME 😀

SURPRISE TRIP TO DELHI

COORG <3

Meeting this guy after so long <3 Diwali Bash

Chasing the sun

Mumbai -to- Pune

Sakshi’s play 😀

Foodie In Me

Santa Family

I Look Bonkers

41’st B’day

Morning Flights!! 😛

5 Reasons to attend Pycon India 2016

5 Reasons to ATTEND PYCON INDIA  !

Updating my reason(s) this year as to Why one should attend Pycon India

1. MEET THE GEEKS !

We all sit in our rooms/offices and hardly see the light of the day. Pycon India is more than a conference. It’s a “festival” for geeks if I may put it so. You meet lots of people from different parts of India and to be honest the whole 3 day event is like CRAZY!

2. Ultimate Masti

Pycon India is a volunteer driven event. You can get a good experience of various geeky stuff. Right from cutting LAN wires, setting up servers and wifi-access points to cleaning up the entire place.

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3. The Impromptu Coding Session

You get to take part in the Impromptu Coding Session. Don’t get surprised if you see people sitting in a corner with their laptops on and continuously staring at their screens. That’s how we roll at Pycon India.

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4. Make Friends and Memories

You’ll definitely make some of the best memories and friends at Pycon. Here are some of the snapshot(s) from previous year(s).

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5. BECAUSE THIS TIME IT’S DELHI!!!

Well how can you say NO to an awesome place like Delhi. Street Foods, crowd, funny slangs and above all, the jovial nature of the people of Delhi.

Skyline_at_Rajiv_Chowk

[Image Source : Wikipedia]

And in case you’re still looking for a reason maybe you should checkout out our Facebook Page [https://www.facebook.com/PyConIndia/] and let us know what will drive you to attend this Pycon.

P.s The ticket sale is ON and you can buy ticket from Explara. [https://in.explara.com/e/pycon-india-2016]

Also keep checking @PyconIndia on twitter for further updates.

The word is “SPONTANEOUS”

It’s been a while since I have been thinking about the word “SPONTANEOUS”. I mean how often we plan certain things and when they are about to get “in-line” for the execution we tend to back off or the circumstances are such that we ultimately end up doing the complete opposite.

It’s been a while since I have blogged. Last time I remember I was on a trip to Uttarakhand-Himachal and even thought about writing a daily log for a two week long fun but then again I am too lazy!

Coming to the point….

Few days ago I received around 7 notification on my phone related to “Bangalore MakerSpace”. It’s a Facebook group for all the enthusiast who are into “Making & Hacking” kind of stuff. If you don’t know what MakerSpace is you can check this link.

Since I follow the core member of the BLR MakerSpace, Kavita Arora on Facebook those notifications were inevitable. As per the trend of receiving notification goes I can figure out that she is quite active during the night-time on Facebook. Hence, I wrote to her (with a slight taste of pun)

“WHEN DO YOU SLEEP?!”

To which she replied and we chatted for like five minutes over FB. Suddenly, she told me about one of the events she was planning to attend at Kolkata, scheduled to take place between 21st to 28th of September (I HOPE I REMEMBER THE DATES CORRECTLY) . So after checking my schedule I thought that it would be a good idea to visit Kolkata during the weekend (Sep 25-27) and also to attend the MakerSpace event.

So I started digging the internet : flights, reservations, costing, hotels etc. Finally, I made up my mind that I’ll be booking the tickets in next couple of days. Two days later I booked the ticket and thought that I should ask about the kind of activity these guys have planned at the Kolkata MakerSpace event.

Just as I was about to ask her to my surprise, I came to know that entire plan has been changed and now the event which was scheduled to take place during September has been shifted.

And co-incidentally today I was thinking about the fact that how spontaneous this whole thing was. First I messaged someone around 2 o clock in the night and 10 minutes later we are searching for a net (booking, hotels, tickets) just to visit an event and couple of days later, the whole thing turns out to be DEAD. (ouch! Harsh word ).

But since this blog post is about how “spontaneous” the things turned out to be, I saw Kavita sharing an event at Bangalore aka Bengaluru for her new MakerSpace today itself. And at that very moment I thought “SHOULD I PLAN A QUICK TRIP?” as Friday is my off and I’ll be getting 3 days to enjoy my freedom and to unravel the beautiful city of Bengaluru on my own.

10 Minutes later :
This Happened :

 

E-Ticket
MakeMyTrip Booking ID –
Itinerary and Reservation Details

Air Asia
I5-2221
Departure
Delhi (DEL)
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:15 hrs
Arrival
Bangalore (BLR)
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:55 hrs
Non-Stop Flight
Duration:2hr 40m
Refundable Fare

 

I guess spontaneous is the word for the “LIFETIME” for me now.

 

P.s I am excited to meet Kavita and her gang of MakerSpace frenzy people.

P.p.s : OH YES! I haven’t met her physically, till now I know her through her FB posts as she heads the MakerSpace group (which is my domain of interest).

P.p.p.s : This time I’ll definitely write a blog about Bangalore MakerSpace group and about the event also!

HOW_TO_NAME_THINGS!

“There are only two hard things in Computer Science 0. Off-by-one errors 1. cache invalidation 2. naming things” – Phil Karlton

Things to remember

  • Let the meaning choose the word.
  • Describe the thing you have been visualising you probably hunt about until you find the exact words that seem to fit it.
  • Never use metaphor, toolongaword, jargon
  • Break_the_word_if_its_too_long
  • Abbreviations are ambiguous for instance char stands for character or characteristics. But try to make it more meaningful.
  • Allow one exception: id for ‘identity’
  • One letter is too short for instance, var a, var b
  • Vague words are vague for instance “manager” could mean supervisor, planning manager etc.
  • Don’t get confused with synonyms :
    • order IS NOT EQUAL TO shipment
    • carrier IS NOT EQUAL TO broker INSTEAD
    • shipment IS EQUALS TO consignment
    • carrier IS EQUALS TO transporter
  • Multiple words can be replaced by more specific words e.g company_person means employee or owner!! Don’t be too generic!

Examples

  • What is the worst ever variable name?
  • data
  • What is the second-worst name?
  • data2

Any guesses for the third one??