Hey there! I'm Satwik
A few fancy words that describe me:
Creative technologist, FOSS enthusiast, Python aficionado, Freelancer and an aspiring Entrepreneur!
And here are a few things that I do:
I love understanding fundamentals of technologies and create content around it. The intent behind content creation is to explore various concepts in-depth and explain them to others in a crisp and engaging way. You can find some of my content here. Creating stuff puts me in Flow state, and the feedback I get in return makes it all worth the time.
I Freelance to cover my expenses. The projects that I've worked on in the past are in the areas of Data Science, Web Development, and Distributed Applications (big-data systems, blockchain, etc). I find it exciting to be involved in the development of early-stage startup products.
Every now and then, I like to go in Hackcathon mode, and work on cool ideas. Freedom to pursue more such projects is what I strive for, and this is yet another way for me to get into Flow state. Some of the old projects can be found here.
I love the philosoply behind open source. I try to contribute to a few Open Source organizations. I've previously been a Google Summer Of Code (GSoC) Student, GirlScript Summer Of Code project admin for wtfpython, Google Code In mentor, and GSoC 2018 mentor for coala
I had around a two-year stint as a "Hackathon Hacker" during my university, and the journey was excellent. I somehow managed to win a few of them (but lost in way more). I loved the exposure and the inspiration I got from the hackers in these events. Attending such events helped me enhance my development skills, leadership, creativity, and ability to work under pressure.
Also, I can't help but mention; these Hackathons gave me opportunities to board my first flight and explore cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, Michigan, and Kuala Lumpur.
I also attend tech conferences from time-to-time, speaking gives me a weird adrenaline rush, though networking is not really my cup of tea.
What am I upto these days?
Exploring a few ideas of with an Enterpreneurial standpoint.
Want to discuss something?
You can reach me at [email protected]
Some interesting problems that I've worked upon in the past are Improving efficiency of mobility services, Space weather forecasting, AR-based live-streaming, Offline data transfer, News video generation, Predicting brand cannibalization, Interactive chatbots, and automated code analysis. Broadly speaking, I have experience in building solutions around Web, Data Science (specifically Reinforcement Learning) and Distributed Applications (Large scale concurrent systems, Blockchain, etc.)