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OTC CatchUp #83

Date: 11-06-2022

Duration: 6 hrs 36 mins

Topics Discussed

  • Himanshu Sharma talked about masters as a requirement for higher roles.

    • He also talked about his reasons for considering masters as an option.

  • Aditya Oberai showcased his article about "Rick Rolling" people using Appwrite, Twilio and DotNet.

  • Siddharth Bhatia talked about MIT Scratch and how forking in GitHub works similar to the remix feature in Scratch which allows other users to make modifications to an existing project for their needs. MakeCode is a similar platform for coding using visual puzzles.

  • Darshan Rander and Aditya Oberai talked about Appwrite’s hackathon and multiple projects that the candidates had showcased.

  • We talked about improving portfolio websites by using bullet points and highlighting important things for a visitor to easily navigate their way through the portfolio.

  • Aditya Oberai talked about the upcoming Appwrite Cloud which is currently under testing, and its potential market while comparing it with Firebase.

  • Siddharth Bhatia asked about resources for getting well acquainted with graphics oriented applications.

    • Aditya Oberai sugested to try skia, a 2D graphics library which also serves as a graphics engine for multiple Chrome products.

    • LSF CodeMiko showcases how a graphic model is brought to life.

  • Harsh Kapadia discussed the issues that he was facing while setting up Cloudflare server for meetup website.

  • Aditya Oberai and Harsh Kapadia talked about what is edge computing.

    • Edge is a term given to the nearest location of a server from a client.

    • Therefore edge computing brings computation and data storage services closer to the sources of data to improve response times and save bandwidth. Edge computing allows computing near client.

  • We talked about the ethical line that one needs to take care of, before publishing an article over internet to avoid getting into trouble.

  • Aditya Oberai talked differences between contract based jobs and full time jobs.

  • We talked about internships and why one should consider applying for all the opprtunities.

  • We also talked about imposter syndrome and different ways to deal with it.

    • Aditya Oberai, Vatsal Patel and Saurabh talked about various ways to deal with imposter syndrome such as seeking help to someone and looking for things that could be solved by themselves.

    • We discussed different ways that might help someone to deal with imposter syndrome.

  • Saurabh explained the ways to implement XState (JavaScript State Machines and Statecharts) in a project.

  • We discussed various problems that might be encountered while using Electron.

Projects Showcased

Meet Screenshot

Meet #83 screenshot

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