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4 months of full-time remote: Hits, Misses and Infectious Initiative

In the last 4 months, I pseudo graduated without a farewell, couldn’t see my friends for the last time, joined a new role at a startup, put on several hats at work, organized meetups, mini-confs and now helping out with a major Python conference who’s tickets are selling out crazy fast. Subtle promotion tactic, I know. I experimented, grew out to do new things, built my remote setup, and now here’s me writing about the hit, misses, and infectious initiative about remote work of my past 4 months in a world that is burning both figuratively and literally. Let’s begin.

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Dabbling with React @ React India 2019: A Tweet story

Lush green trees, monsoon weather, soul cooling winds coming from the tumultuous waters of the beach where sounds of waves splashing over the dry sand can be heard by people walking by. Now, just imagine a tech conference on a piece of software that powers almost half of the web today at the place that I just described. How could you stop yourself? I couldn’t. Here’s a brief twitter story of my adventures at React India.

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We are in the endgame now // Week 12

Well, as far as the flow goes CerberusValidator works with schemas that are in Mapping structure. Basically any dicts with values as dict having types of values. If you don’t get it, then check this out https://docs.python-cerberus.org/en/stable/

But, Cerberus only cares for the schema and data which it’s getting from the user. Not from where it gets it. Almost most of our users will be giving the schema in the form either URL or paths to files. Which is fine by us until the point somewhere in week 12 where I forgot to code that properly into the code. Nothing to be afraid had to redo some old functions. Actually improved a lot of old code in the process. How time flies by. Damn.

Not much is left to be done, except write a few more tests and a lot of testing. And merging it to master. I am confident we can make it before August 19. Let’s see. Fingers crossed. This is vipulgupta2048 signing off for the second last time here. I won’t be going anywhere if you think. 

There is a lot of work to be done at ScrapingHub x The Scrapy Project. 
Looking forward to new challenges. 

Next, final work report!

Now, we test // Week 11

Testing …

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Integration Finally works out for good! // Week 10

Week #10 24/07 to 30/07

The integration finally worked, and a completely unrelated banner!!

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Ramping up the integration // Week 9

Week #9 17/07 to 23/07

Well, integration isn’t working, and I am not giving up.

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Only 6 Weeks left // Week 8

Week #8 10/07 to 16/07

I just realized that there aren’t many weeks left. Good times like these should never end. 

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Sticks and stones may break my tests … // Week 7

Week #7 03/07 to 09/07

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FIRST EVALUATION CLEARED // Week 6

Week #6 26/06 to 02/07

Well, I survived the first evaluation as you can all see. Made some mistakes along the way, recovered with the advice from my mentors and hopefully going strong into work period 2. Let’s talk shop, yes. 

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Meilenstein Ein beendet // Woche 5


Week #5 19/06 to 25/06

The first evaluation is here, got done with a milestone and took a small break for a personal event.

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They see me coding, they testin’ // Week 4

Week #4 12/06 to 18/06

Well, this has been another rather testing week. 

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Zero displacement, & a lot of distance covered // Week 3 [Physics.Py]

Week #3 5/06 to 11/06

If the distance is the path traveled between 2 points and displacement between 2 points is the shortest path you can take to reach your destination from the initial point.

Then, I say after making full circles, my overall displacement is 0. But, I am sure as hell has come a long way in learning more about Python as a programming language by just reading and understanding and implementing new code concepts than ever before.

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Packaging that Python // Week 2

Week #2 – 28/05 to 04/06

Well, this has been a good week of learning about new things, revising old concepts and reading implementation of one of the oldest modules in Python to understand the idea behind Python Packaging. I feel bad about not able to write a lot of code,  but I think without understanding the existing code base the way forward would have been fruitless, and more disappointing.

So, let’s start by answering our 3 infamous questions and later give you a broad picture into Python Packaging as I will try to explain it to you like a 5-year-old. 

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Week 1 // The week that has been @ 2048

Week #1 – 21/05 to 27/05 
In the last meeting, my mentors and I decided upon the mini-project that I suggested. Here’s a brief overview of what I decided to work with over the course of the last week.

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‘n’ honest truths about working remote [Community Edition]

I thought remote work would be easy. I thought it will be comfortable, creative and carefree. I thought I would be so efficient that I be in the zone all the time. Only if I knew how wrong I was. Only if I looked to see beyond the perks of working remote to see the dedication and discipline needed. And the best part that I love the concept even more.

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