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[#0] ALiAS does it again: Report on our GSoC AMA program

ALiAS is the largest open-source community at Amity University and as one of the founding member of our small 500+ active member community nothing makes me more happier than writing about it and looking back on our accomplishments, failures and new initiatives.

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[Part1] Integrating Hasura’s GraphQL Engine into our React Application

Dive into a fun, articulate tutorial where we dive deep into clearing mysteries of working with ReactJS, the powerful and simple Hasura GraphQL Engine. Let’s jump right in.

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[Fixed] Why default theme not showing @ WordPress.com on mobiles/tablets for Dummies #AMP #rediscover

One fine day, I wondered …

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[Solved] “Module build failed: BrowserslistError: Unknown browser query `dead`” #React #npm

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HackMIT 2018: A journey through my lens

Recently, I got the chance to go on my first international solo trip to the United States of America, to participate in one of the biggest undergraduate hackathons at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HackMIT 2018. It was undoubtedly the experience of a lifetime. I thank my college, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, TechMIT, part of TechX, Google Inc. and my parents for supporting me and enabling me to visit this glorious event and spend a week in the States to explore further opportunities.

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Standing there in the sun, was the best feeling ever.

I learned, had fun, sought crazy experiences, and even bigger adventures. Experimented at every opportunity I had. Met and talked to so many great people from different countries, ethnicities and cultures. I clicked photos, rode the subways, the trains, the cabs, the planes, cycled through the streets of 8th Avenue, admiring the great architecture, tried strange new things, made mistakes, made friends, made pancakes.

All in all I mean to say, US is a great country to visit and travel. Go for it, if you have the chance or the means. That being said, allow me to give you an all-access tour of HackMIT 2018.

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InSync – The ultimate Google Drive client for Linux

Recently, many people have found my previous blog about Google Drive client Linux alternatives, pretty helpful. And have applied this hack as their way of accessing Google Drive from their Linux distro without having to worry about connection issues, login troubles etc. What if I tell you, I have found the near-perfect Google Drive Client, for your Linux Distribution that solves all the drawbacks of my alternative. YES, you are read it right. Read more to find out.

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StacksFX at HackIIIT – Our #1 hackathon together

Hackathons are essentially hordes of people sitting together for 24 hours, working, coding and building together to convert their own newborn ideas that might solve complex problems. These small babies are later sold (Pitched) to the judges in the presentation round – to make them sound interesting, feasible and cutting edge enough to win a huge cash prize, some cool swags, stickers etc. All the while hogging on free food, lots of coffee and wifi. Yeah, that’s what we did as well with a small distinction that we secured the third prize at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi, ESYA’s HackIIIT. Read more for my account of the whole experience…

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Final Report – SugarLabs #GSoC2018

Google Summer of Code 2018 was an awesome ride in roller coaster that- almost regrettably- ended too soon for me. It was the fun learning experience I had that made it even more memorable. Giving me both the freedom to try new things and a steep learning curve and challenges that helped me to keep improving myself. A community that I genuinely loved to work for. Read ahead to get an inside peek on my 14 weeks of GSoC’ing and why you should be a part of it next year … One funny light-hearted read coming through.

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HexChat: The Ultimate Guide #10/11

I rarely waste time on introducing topics. Let’s get cracking. I am excited about this.

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Google Cloud Summit, LicenseChecks, 1st Evaluations, Bugs #6+7

So, you might be getting lonely that I didn’t write at all these past weeks. About the progress of my project with Google Summer of Code. Well, I know you don’t. SO why don’t we move ahead with me explaining in detail how awesome my weeks was. Let’s get started, shall we?  (more…)

Writing Documentation & Hacking with Go for OpenEBS #FOSS

Honestly, I have little experience in Go, I have never been inclined to use it much. As I am already comfortable, writing code in Python for about a year now. But that doesn’t stop me from learning new languages and technologies. Hence my utmost dedication to cure myself of the “Too Much too Learn” Syndrome. I went to the Women Who Go meetup in New Delhi, India for a Go 101 workshop. And that’s how I got to know about the open-source project, OpenEBS, and their exciting Summer HackFest.

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Python + GitHub = PyGithub #W4

This will be quick, this week I learned about PyGitHub, that implements and interacts GitHub API v3 and GitHub Enterprise APIv3 in Python and could possibly help you with any crazy ideas that you might have with repositories on GitHub. Want to check for files on GitHub in one or 1000 repositories of an organization/individual. Done. Want to make a pull request, issues, and other administration tasks through scripts that users with access to. Done. Want to check repositories for certain parameters such as last release, members both Public and Private. Done.

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Racing through config files with ConfigParser in Python #W3

Does it seem like to you sometimes when you have a lot of free time and even if you have your hands dipped, dirty, and stuck in so many other pies (projects) that would take you naturally a lot of time to eat and finish (complete), but you still want to reach out for the next big pie (New Project). That’s me in summers and oh man, the pies are piling up. FAST and FURIOUS.
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Bouncers on IRC & The Week that went by

WELL, first up Happy Laughter Day that happens on the first Sunday of May every year. I know right, I didn’t even know it existed. This week had been full of activity as I am settling into my new project and making some headways regarding the same. Life couldn’t go any better as I met a very special friend over the weekend. I am excited about Google I/O #io18 this year, starting out on 8 May, it’s going to be epic. There is an extended session being planned in Delhi by GDG Delhi. I really hope it happens. The developer conf for Facebook wrapped up too, very interesting content and new developments that they brought to the table. Coming to the week of mine regarding Google Summer of Code 2018. Check it out.

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Google Drive (Backup and Sync) workaround for Linux.

Are you frustrated, angry and a little hurt that Google has still not released a desktop client of Google Drive for your favorite Linux distro? Are you having weird, nostalgic thoughts about shifting back to the blue screen of death or popularly known as the operating system, Windows? That sweet accessibility, comforts and smooth sync it provides. As your hungry soul searches relentlessly on Google for proper backup options on Linux. Friends fear no more. I got you all covered (Well, almost all of you).
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PyCon India 2017: A fresher’s take

2017 had been a busy year for me and the months of October-November were no exceptions. Here’s my experience of this year’s PyCon India and all the fun that I had volunteering, learning and attending this awesome event.

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My First Official Project: #completed

Projects are fun, they provide a steep learning curve, you learn how to work in a team and how to contribute, solve problems. That’s what I used to think. Until I landed my first big project and here’s my account of how our project really happens.

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My First talk as a Speaker

Heart pounding against my chest, my throat dry as a barren road and hands shaking in nervousness and anxiety. As someone said a name that sounded similar. All eyes turned on me, prying. As they announced “the next speaker we are going to have is Vipul Gupta .. (more…)

Low Battery Curse ft. Ubuntu [solved]

Notification – The system is running low on power  * well shit, not again *

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