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OTC CatchUp #121

Date: 04-03-2023

Duration: 3 hrs 4 mins

Topics Discussed

  • Rishabh Bansal talked about his plans on conducting a meetup on cloud native and no code.

    • He is currently working at Oracle and had a long discussion on the SAN (Storage Area Network).

    • He talked about Dell EMC which can handle storage allocation automatically for VMs.

  • Rishit Dagli shared his CS Theory Notes

  • Rishit Dagli shared about his aspiration to publish a paper on the ICLR

  • Darshan Rander talked about his final year engineering project BackGen, which helps in creating a foundational backend code for API routes using OpenAPI specifications in GoLang. This project assumes the user to be proficient with GoLang, since frontend and database is supposed to be handled by them.

    • Anil Harwani gave a situation — "If your company asked you to build such a system, what tech stack would you use?"

  • Harsh Kapadia talked about Homa, a replacement for TCP on the server side to solve problems faced due to TCP.

  • Darshan Rander shared that he is trying to learn Helix, which is a terminal editor similar to vim.

    • He also shared a CLI named slides which helps the user to make presentation slides using markdown files and present them on the terminal.

  • Harsh Kapadia talked about what is ARP, how unsecure it is and why isn’t it being fixed.

    • Ramyak Mehra mentioned that most of the sites are using TLS, and ARP poisoning is not possible in sites where you have a TLS connection.

  • Rishit Dagli shared a few projects which can be used to benchmark ML models.

  • Ramyak Mehra shared how he has implemented adding metadata in a live stream video.

  • Ramyak Mehra and Darshan Rander talked about the state of Flutter.

    • Flutter team has decided not to make it indexable and going to make it a framework where faster interactions and performance are needed.

      • Addition of a garbage collector in WASM would make it a better option as currently more than 3MB WASM file is downloaded to run Flutter Web.

    • Flutter Team started working on Impeller (A custom-made graphical engine for Flutter) which is meant to replace skia.

  • Ramyak Mehra shared about his 2 job options one of which seems more comfortable to him, to which Anil Harwani asked him to not consider comfort as a variable at this age as this is the age where he should struggle.

  • Rishit Dagli asked Anil Harwani how he assigns weights to things while making a decision.

Meet Screenshot

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