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OTC CatchUp #81

Date: 28-05-2022

Duration: 4 hrs 10 mins

Topics Discussed

  • Siddharth Bhatia talked about his experience of attending a meetup about web3 and metaverse event that happened on wednesday.

  • We talked talked about WSL and how it has developed over time.

    • We also talked about its use case as a Linux subsystem and also for developing workflows by containerizing an application to an environment using docker.

  • Ramyak Mehra talked about why one should not keep the makefile inside any folder other than the root folder.

  • Aditya Oberai talked about his experience at HackThisFall which happened in Delhi.

  • We talked about productivity tools like clickup docs and Notion.

  • Rishit Dagli talked about his contribution to tensorflow for XCIT models, downstream tasks, and other models on TensorFlowHub.

  • We talked about the x11 server, xwindows on linux and how it mangages multiple screens and inputs even over long distances where the output screen coould be accessed over an internet connection.

    • We also discussed some shortcomings in linux suggesting how VNC might be a better choice.

    • We talked about the current competition in computer OS and different distributions available for linux.

      • Siddharth Bhatia suggested why Linux Mint might be the most popular distribution for linux due to its similarities with windows and easy to grasp UI.

  • Pijamo Ngullie talked about the current comic book market in India and ideated the implementation of blockchain for printing each copy of a comic book.

    • The cost of printing a book in India has reduced considerably, hence printing books locally would be cheaper than importing books like comics from other countries with royalties.

  • We talked about what is torrent and how it works by creating multiple peers for a single torrent.

    • We also talked about CD and digital copies games for major gaming consoles currently available in the market.

  • We discussed the differences between Kotlin, Java and Jetpack Compose. Removal of XML in Jetpack Compose for app builds, speeds up the process.

  • Pijamo Ngullie shared resources for learning Artificial Intelligence.

  • Darshan Rander asked for sources that would help him automate whatsapp messages, so Krishna shared link for gupshup.

  • Pijamo Ngullie talked about Docker hyper-v issue, without which android studio is seemingly unbearable.

  • Darshan Rander talked about his idea for a cross platform music link communication app.

  • Darshan Rander showcased his presentations that he created for a hackathon.

    • Pijamo Ngullie talked about an idea for real estate, similar to magicbricks but based on weather conditions for the American market.

  • We talked about Elon Musk’s plans to open Twitter’s algorithm publicly if he proceeds with his deal.

  • Jaden Furtado shared his updates about link:Blossom now working as a PWA.

  • Pranav Dani asked Jaden Furtado about his methods to look for vulnerabilities.

    • Jaden Furtado talked about his journey of getting into cyber security and cues that he takes from website attributes to use tools for finding vulnerabilities.

  • We talked about Wifi 6E, 5G (mm waves), and bluetooth interference with 2.4Ghz Wifi band.

Projects Showcased

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