This is the first of a series of blog posts where I asked few questions to the past students of dgplug summer training in our mailing list. I am pasting their responses without any modification. I will just mark my questions in a different formating.
- Your name (blog/twitter) and what do you do
My name is Sanyam Khurana (CuriousLearner). I'm a final year student pursuing B.Tech CSE from GGSIPU, Delhi. Twitter handle: @ErSanyamKhurana Blog: ersanyamkhurana.wordpress.com (would be shifted soon to a static blog on sanyamkhurana.com/blog)
- How did you learn about the training?
I learned about the training from Sudip, who posted a comment in one of the Python groups on Facebook, and that's probably the best thing I've ever done with Facebook.
- How this training changed (if at all) your life?
It had spinned my life 360 degrees. I made new friends, learned awesome things from communicating over mailing list/IRC to making web apps in Flask. I actually realized how few lines of code could cause a huge impact on lives of people; making it a lot better. It turned me to an Open source contributor, and trust me; when you really contribute that few lines of code in any FOSS project, that awesome feeling cannot be expressed in words!
- Have you contributed to any upstream project(s)? If yes, then details.
I've been contributing to Mozilla. Here is my Mozillian's profile: https://mozillians.org/en-US/u/CuriousLearner/. I recently got my name is Mozilla about:credits. Also I've been contributing to various repositories of local open source groups such as Mozilla Delhi (Mozpacers) and PyDelhi (Python Delhi Users Group).
- Any tips for the next batch of participants.
My college timings often clashed with training timings; so, mostly I reached late, and used to read the logs and carry on stuff. Now I think, if I've probably left the last lecture in college and carried on this training, it would be much more beneficial. But yes, you should definitely try to be there on IRC at the training time, I'm sure it would be a lot more beneficial for you. DGPLUG would serve as a ladder if you ever wanted to contributed to FOSS. Make sure you complete each home task and once you learn, you also teach others whatever you know :)
PFA my recent photo with this mail.
Thanks & Regards, Sanyam Khurana
www.SanyamKhurana.com Github: CuriousLearner