My IIT R Journey

Mentors List

  • Prajwal Bhatt
  • Shakul Mittal
  • Ralf Gommers @rgommers
  • Abhinav @lepisma
  • Soumya Sanyal @ssanyal
  • Brent Werness
  • Aston Zhang & Alex Smola
  • Prof. Rakesh, Prof. Partha, Da Zheng
  • Sanket and Anjali
  • Mukul Bhutani my very first intern

See to this, what you mention.

NOTE: This will be a very long post. Please bear with me.

Talk about

  • Why am I writing this?
    • Soumik Dhaityari
    • Prajwal Bhatt
  • Opinions
  • Highs and Lows
  • Groups
    • People are doing amazing work bringing stories to life. I’m sure this is an inspiration to many. I can say that, stories from seniors have always inspired me.
      • IARC, OnRec, Nayyar etc.
    • Drams
    • My IMG story
    • First year
    • DSG
  • Machine Learning
  • Getting things done at IIT R
  • Admin, Faculty, Department, Non-Circuital
    • DAPC, Minors (Thanks to Kalyan Vadada and Prof. Sunil Bajpai and Prof. Maurya)
    • Double Majors
  • CP
  • Intern & Placements
    • Talk about Schlumberger
      • Why this was my last interview and other interviews Adobe, GS etc.
      • Prajwal
      • Data Science profile
      • Interview
      • Rescind offer (probably the best thing)
  • Higher Studies
    • How I always wanted to pursue this and was fixated. I remember my mentor telling me this (Prajwal)
    • Later I started asking, why?
    • Talk about Aarush, Dakshit
  • Open Source Everyone from heaven come here.
    • Benefits
      • Learning from the best
      • Connections & Interactions
      • Impact
      • Opportunities
      • Real World Experience
    • Dive Into Deep Learning
    • Programs
      • GSoC
      • MLH
      • LF AI
      • Outreachy
      • GSoD
      • Quansight Labs
      • Open Teams
      • Enthought
      • NumFocus
      • Continum Analytics (Previously Anaconda)
      • Talk about design and Marketing opportunities
  • Why it is important for you to surround yourself with like minded people
    • Groups
    • Seniors and their impact (How to learn and connect)
    • Avg of five people around you
      • Talk about Aman startup journey
      • PM PhD journey
      • Aaradhya Faraz Madhvendra
  • TT Boys
  • Helping Others
  • Connecting with people
    • How open source helps
  • My future
  • Buying courses
  • Not everything is rainbows and sunshine.
    • I’ve made some poor decisions in the past and definitely a lot of mistakes.
    • My first semester priorities. I don’t want to talk about this in detail. But YEAH, I made some mistakes and for a long time I used to blame someoone else for the same. This is again one of my biggest learnings experiences.
    • Reading more
  • You will make mistakes
    • Accept that no one ever will be perfect. Don’t be worried “ki yar ye kya sochega”
  • My two cents

  • Set high standards for yourself
  • Judging a startup
    • Internship stipend
    • Should you be working with them
    • People
  • Kya fark parta hai approach
  • ASK DUMB QUESTIONS
    • The ability to ask dumb questions is a super power.

I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY LUCKY WITH EVERYTHING. THANK YOU IIT ROORKEE.

A shark in a fish tank grows 8 inches, but in a ocean it can grow upto 8 feet or more. Change your environment and watch your growth.

Find your own path. It will probably be a a “Road not taken”.