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OTC CatchUp #149

Date: 16-09-2023

Duration: 3 hrs 17 mins

Topics Discussed

  • General introductions.

  • We talked about how much someone should handhold a beginner.

    • Darshan Rander believes in helping others till he can.

    • Dheeraj Lalwani believes in giving them a direction and not hand-holding them.

      • He shared his story about how much he was able to learn while debugging the issue that he faced while installing C.

  • Jaden Furtado talked about his experience of giving a talk on NLP in college.

    • He shared his project JadenFurtado/LLaMaO which he gave talk on.

    • He said that he faced issues because attendees were lacking knowledge of maths required to understand LLMs.

  • We talked about the preferences of people using Git CLI and other tools around it.

    • Dheeraj Lalwani uses VSCode diff view and uses Git CLI for most of the things.

    • Darshan Rander prefers using VSCode’s integrated system of Git but he prefers gitui (CLI) as it has much better was to add hunks and navigation system.

  • Dheeraj Lalwani shared what issues fold.money is facing as Credit card providers are not cooperating much with them.

    • The solutions were to scrape users' emails or ask them to set up an auto mail forwarder for Credit card transaction emails.

  • Dheeraj Lalwani shared how he got his interview at fold.money.

    • He got his interview because he followed up with the team.

Projects Showcased

  • Siddharth Bhatia showcased Install C which as the name suggests helps users to install C easily.

    • The reason for this project was to make it easier to install C build tools and compiler for new users and help them for an easy onboard.


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