A few words that describe me: INTJ, Developer, Foodie, Technophile, and a FOSS cum Python enthusiast.
And here are a few things that I do :
Contribute to Open Source world.
I really love the open source world. I'm an active contributor to few Open Source organizations and was a Google Summer Of Code Student for coala (A language-agonostic static code analysis tool)
Freelance Software Development
I like to work on challenging Freelance projects. I'm also a Codementor. Till now, I've worked on projects related to Data Science, Website Development, Python and Decentralized Applications. For freelance and consulting opportunities, contact me at [email protected]
Explore new technologies.
This is my passion. The major technologies that I follow very closely are Artifical Intelligence, Decentralized Applications (Blockchain) and Augmented Reality. I try to make projects that solves some real world problem with the help of these technologies.
Make some cool self-projects.
I've a lot of insanely cool ideas for projects in my mind. However, I don't get enough time to implement them completely, but I did manage to establish basic structure of few of them like:
Snakepy - Self-learning classic Nokia snake game using Reinforcement learning.
Xarvis - This is currenty a desktop voice assistant and a smart clipboard utility. But there's much more to it coming soon!
Bugs Annoy - A GUI-based tool to find buggy files based on the description of the bug.
There's more and I'm too lazy to write them down here :p. Feel free to check my Github>, collaborate (if you like them), or share your ideas for projects. I would really love to work on new and cool ideas.
Attend Hackathons (actually lots of them, 15+ till now)
It's been two years since I've been doing so and it has been an awesome journey so far. I somehow managed to win few of them (but lost in way more).I really love the exposure and the inspiration I get from the variety of hacks from hackers like me. Attending such events have helped me enhance my development skills, leadership, creativity and ability to work under pressure.
Also, can't help but mention, Hackathons have also given me opportunities to explore and visit cities like New York , Michigan and Kuala Lumpur.
Pursue research projects
There's nothing tangible so far from my research except the knowledge I've gained. I'm currently been researching about Generative Adverserial Networks. I'm sucessfully been able to replicate some popular works like "Image generation from text captions", "Image Deblurring using GANS", "Generating realistic images from Drwaings", etc but I'm yet to come up with a novel idea/approach of my own that works (despite many failures till now.)
Besides GANs few of my research topics till now include:
Combining forecasting models using Machine Learning techniques.
Reinforcement Learning (Didn't do in-depth research on any specific topic, but understood the available techniques and I really like this field)
Write and Read informative stuff
I try to maintain a blog of my thoughts and code (not enough blog-posts lately, but cool content coming soon!)
I use Quora very frequently and wrote a few nice answers there.
I read a lot of tech-newsletters weekly to know what's happening in tech world. My personal favourite being: Benedict Evans.
Cricket, I follow cricket a lot. Back in my school days, I wanted to be a cricketer and used to play a lot of cricket.
I ocassionaly attempt to write poems. Check out my AllPoetry profile for some cool stuff.
I'm a foodie by heart. I like to try new food wherever I go and not to mention that my Mom cooks the best food on the earth.
I tend to watch a lot of Youtube videos (I prefer videos over books when I've a choice). Some of my favourite youtube channels are "Sirajology", "Techquickie", "ASAP Science", "TEDx talks" and "Fight Mediocrity". I'm also thinking about having a channel of my own for some domain-specific tech tutorials.