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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ERROR: Failed building wheel for Twisted, How to install Scrapy in Ubuntu 18.04

Hey, you there. Are you starting up with Scrapy and web-crawling, unable to install Scrapy on your Ubuntu distribution. Let’s get you sorted quickly.

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

I thought remote 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. Oh my sweet summer child, only if I knew before how wrong I was. And the best part being that I love the concept even more.

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1st Evaluation report and mistakes that I made working remote (Spoiler: I still love it)

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. 

Since this is a special blog. I will be asking the questions… and going to answer them. 

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Sprinkling some insight into how Spidermon validation pipelines works…

Someone truly great once quoted that “if you can’t explain it simply. you don’t understand it well enough” That’s the way of life, isn’t it? Hence, I would like to take a shot in explaining how Scrapy‘s bigger brother, Spidermon validates the data scraped by spiders, how the gears turn and in the process, I would learn as well. Let’s jump in.

Let’s DIG IN!

Building to deploying your own Action on Google under 60 minutes flat

Let’s make this one quick. You have been seeing a lot of people working on Actions on Google, you have seen a lot of people asking you to review their actions. You have also played way too many quizzes on the Google Assistant. But, you never got around to building one for yourself. What if I tell you, your own action can be written and deployed under 60 minutes flat, without a single line of code. Click below for the quick version

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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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What really is, Mixster?

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Hey there,
Are you new to these parts of the internet? If you are, then allow me to be your guide helping you understand what Mixster is and why this little corner of the web has become an integral part of who I am and have become over the years. Also, what we really do here.

We’re HIRING !!

[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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My week with Mozfest & Sustain #2018 #London

2018 is coming to an end. For some, it didn’t go quite well. Some would say it went just as good as the last year. But after attending Mozfest, you might find me saying that my 2018 went something like this.

Legit off the hook. 

– Vipul Gupta


Henceforth, this post won’t be a regular “My Awesome Experience blog” of a conference that you won’t bother reading. But, I rather feel obligated to discuss the people, the works, and the city that was behind Mozfest 2018 and Sustain Summit 2018 that one should really focus on. Let’s jump in.

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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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Acknowledgement – tation

Google Summer of Code 2018 is coming to end with Sugar Labs, and there is something I wanted to put out in front of me. For the years to come, this would be the thing that I cherish, that inspires me and makes me feel that I did something really worthwhile one summer of my life. To make me remember the awesome 14 weeks I had working for an organization that I truly loved working for- and I am getting all emotional about it, give me a hug by reading more …

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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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Woche acht und neun von Google Sommer Code

I was bored of titles, so thought why not spin it a little this time. Since after all it’s the 1st year anniversary of my blogging streak. Let’s get started, a lot of things learned, this week.

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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…)