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OTC CatchUp #109

Date: 10-12-2022

Duration: 4 hrs 32 mins

Topics Discussed

  • General Introductions.

  • We talked about people’s views and opinions about ChatGPT.

    • ChatGPT knows the structure of how a sentence or a conversation should be formed but it lacks specificity and hence falls short.

    • We also talked about how it might eliminate some jobs in the future.

    • Tushar Nankani shared his experience of trying to write a professional document using ChatGPT and the result was quite convincing.

  • Harsh Kapadia shared a Youtube Playlist by thenewboston for Manas to learn C programming.

  • We discussed some ways for how one could manage college and coding simultaneously.

    • Harsh Kapadia shared how he gets to learn a lot from lectures in his master’s program and thus suggested trying sitting for lectures and if the teaching is good then finish it there.

    • Handle all the assignments and complete tasks in college itself and do whatever you want to do at home.

  • We talked about what TCP and HTTP are before Harsh Kapadia showcased his project.

    • The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is one of the most widely used protocols on the internet for reliable data transfer.

    • HTTP is an application layer protocol for fetching resources such as HTML documents.

  • Jay Kaku suggested some resources to learn CSS for Chiranjeev to solve his issues with CSS.

  • Darshan Rander shared an article about Dart Beta 3 release.

  • We officially Announced OTC Talks on Twitter and Telegram.

  • Tushar Nankani tried to debug his project, blurrit — to restrict it to WhatsApp Web and the shortcut key that clashes with the system Ctrl + Shift + Z.

  • Tushar Nankani and Dheeraj Lalwani talked about how manifest v3 for chrome extensions lacks community support.

    • One potential reason behind pushing manifest v3 could be related to reducing support for adblockers as most of the revenue comes from ads.

  • Hardik Raheja and Darshan Rander talked about CBDC complementing, rather than replacing current forms of money.

    • We also discussed how UPI works offline and the differences between e-Rupee and UPI.

  • We discussed our experiences with DevFest Mumbai Meetup.

    • Replit and GHFD meetup was referenced again.

    • We discussed multiple perspectives about DevFest while trying to understand who the meetup was oriented towards.

      • The event was mostly attended by students, and what differed were the intentions, motivation and expectations of the attendees.

    • Overall, the meetup was a good experience with a sophisticated setting.

  • Pranav Dani, Tushar Nankani and Hardik Raheja talked about human tendencies to click photos and videos and how it might affect one’s experience.

    • Building upon its implications, we talked about how FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is one of the factors that drive social media images.

  • Saifuddin Saifee and Pratik Thakare talked about the subject of scrapping your old work.

Projects Showcased


  1. Chiranjeev Srivastava

  2. Darshan Rander

  3. Dheeraj Lalwani

  4. Hardik Raheja

  5. Harsh Kapadia

  6. Jay Kaku

  7. Kaustubh Khavnekar

  8. Pranav Dani

  9. Pratik Kundnani

  10. Pratik Thakare

  11. Sahil Prasad

  12. Saifuddin Saifee

  13. Siddharth Kaduskar

  14. Sreekaran Srinath

  15. Tushar Nankani

  16. Vedant Panchal

  17. Amit

  18. Anil Gohan

  19. Atharva

  20. Dheer Bathija

  21. Dhruv Vaidya

  22. Drish Chhabria

  23. Jainam Jagani

  24. Joe Burn

  25. Kishan Wali

  26. Manas Thadhani

  27. Navrangi Shukla

  28. Jia Harisinghani

  29. Priya Golani

  30. Raj Yadav

  31. Saachi Kokate

  32. Sagnik Tarafdar

  33. Sarvesh Parab

  34. Sarvesh Shukla

  35. Utkarsh Mhatre

  36. Vaidehi Purohit

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