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OTC CatchUp #88

Date: 16-07-2022

Duration: 5 hrs 47 mins

Topics Discussed

  • General introductions.

  • We had a discussion about current position of IBM in industry with Smit Jethva.

    • It currently has 2 sections i.e. Product and Services

      • Product section works on the product development and marketing of IBM products which is majorly cloud infrastructure.

    • Though the company has a good work culture, understanding an old code base sometimes becomes tedious.

  • Darshan Rander shared his experience of working with United Bank of Switzerland (UBS) as an intern.

    • Interview process was straightforward. Colleagues were helpful and he enjoyed working with UBS.

  • Vatsal Patel shared that he would be moving to Triage Team in Activision

    • He also talked about the visa approval process for US, which was one of the reasons for his busy schedule.

  • We talked about Game development and some familiar Open World games like Grand Theft Auto (GTA).

  • Saifuddin Saifee asked few questions and suggestions for his community:

    • How to influence the community to try development?

    • How to be inclusive and what does it mean to be inclusive?

    • One needs to learn to say NO in order to be a good community leader.

    • One needs to be a part of community and get views of people from community members.

    • Vedant Panchal requested him to keep workshops in hybrid mode so that more people could learn from it.

    • One does not need to do everything perfectly and cannot please everyone.

    • Build a safe space where people can ask questions and get answers.

    • Aditya Oberai suggested that exclusion generally happens when someone from inside the group feels excluded.

  • Darshan Rander asked how Aditya Oberai, Smit Jethva and others find connection and meet new people. They said it happens when you meet same faces at a lot of meetups and events.

  • We had some experimentation with DALL•E 2 generating some images, and few of them are listed below:

  • Aditya Oberai shared some tips about how one should build their team for hackathon and also shared an article on Hackathon todos 101.

    • One should select problem statements which they face in their day to day life and then try to solve it.

  • Darshan Rander shared his opinions about how Google is dissolving it’s Google Developer Expert (GDE) and Google Developer Student Community (GDSC) tag reputation by providing it to a lot of people.

Meet Screenshot

Meet #88 screenshot

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