Google Code In 2016 – My biggest GCI year so far

So This was the last time I was participating in GCI as next year I will be ineligible. So again this year I participated from MetaBrainz Foundation from which I was a finalist last year too.

This was the most memorable year for me as it was the first time I collaborated with some organization on Github and thanks to all the mentors who guided me. This year I made many buddies like Anshuman, Tymon, Daniel Theis and it was an awesome experience.

This year I did 15 tasks which mostly involved fixing bugs, making code improvements, documenting the organization’s code on Github and help the organization improve their wiki.

This year was mind-blowing although I wasn’t able to fulfil my dream of becoming a Grand Prize Winner but I managed to become a finalist again. The results are –


This year although I wasn’t able to become a winner and now I can’t be in future 😦 but this year I got much confidence and knowledge 😀 which has motivated me to contribute to open-source on so I’ll learn much and again try my luck in competitions like GSOC etc.

Again, Thanks MetaBrainz and Google for this 🙂

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Google Code In 2015 Experience

Google Code In 2015 is a coding contest for pre-university students aged 13-17 years which inspires them and introduces them to the concept of open-source. In this contest ,  various open-source organisations take part and publish tasks which are designed in such a way which is suitable for school going students . Well , this year 14 organisations/mentoring orgs participated and I chose to work/contribute to Metabrainz Foundation.

Let me tell you what Metabrainz Foundation is all about , it is the umbrella organisation which covers Musicbrainz , AcousticBrainz , BookBrainz and ListenBrainz . It is an online database of music and the data related to it whereas Bookbrainz is the same in the field of books. The database is used by many famous companies such as Google , Amazon , Musixmatch , Spotify , BBC etc. in their music related offerings .

Starting with the Experience , it was awesome to collaborate with people across the world and as always the ‘GCI Awesomness’ was prevalent . I got many things to learn by my aweosome mentors and friends . This year I did 11 tasks which covered making how tos , infographics , redesigning the homepages and providing a working mockups of it and testing different themes on one of the projects and fixing the UI bugs which came in my way of testing . I’d like to thank my mentors and my friends who encouraged me throughout the contest .

Just Now, the results were live and I am very happy to say that I am selected as a Finalist (one of the top 5 students in my org) in the contest for my work for Metabrainz and I congratulate all the other finalists and I wish a great and safe journey to all the Grand Prize Winners who will be visiting Googleplex later this year . Here is the result of my org:-

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This is the link to post on the google’s official open-source blog which describes the result :-

Click Here : Google’s Official Open-source Blog

Last year I wasn’t a finalist , this year I became a finalist and not a grand prize winner and next year let’s see what happens 🙂

Tech Quiz

Since it is the season of TCS IT WIZ I came up with a set of quiz questions from the world of technology . There are 10 questions , you can give your answers in comments and answers to these will be posted after some time :-

1 . Identify This App which is used to teach different languages :-

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2 . Who is the Father of ‘JavaScript’ ?

3.  Name a feature of a social networking site which was included in the English Dictionary recently ? (Hint: The social networking site is Facebook)

4. This E-Commerce company aims that it will ship their deliveries through a  a futuristic delivery system for his company’s products which will deliver them to customers within 30 minutes of their ordering. Name the Company and the service .

5. Identify This Internet entrepreneur who is the head of key projects of Google .

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6. These football legends are advertising a  IT company with the company’s logo inside their T-shirt. Name the Company .

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7. Identify This person.

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8. Name the programming language named after a very famous lady programmer .

9 . What is the significance of symbolics.com ?

10. HP  came with an alternative to Java . Name it.

TCS IT WIZ 2015 Hyderabad prelims

Tcs IT wiz is back with a bang.Here is the set of questions asked in prelims at hyderabad held at 31st August :-

1.Hawkeye is a technology service released by the government of which city? (It helps in women protection ….etc)
Ans:Hyderabad
2.Which company acquired Kirananow to help in grocery service in India?
Ans:Amazon
3.Founders of which company ?

Ans:Uber
4.Which TCS owned subsidiary helped the government and has Ramnathan Ramana as its CEO ?
Ans:CMC
5.Which famous Mathematician lends his name to the Science and tech column of The Economist
Ans:Charles Babbage
6.Pavel Baudis created which antivirus software in 1990s in order to counter the famous Vienna Computer Virus ?
Ans:Avast
7.Which communication technology is depicted here ? (Options : Wifi , Bluetooth, NFC)

Ans:NFC
8.Logo of ?

Ans:Google Goggles
9.Identify

Ans:Criminal Case
10.Which company was founded as Control Video Corporation and then later bought by Verizon of 4.4 billion dollars ?
Ans:AOL
11.Which co founder of Facebook founded Asana and is a philanthropist
Ans:Dustin Moskovitz
12. X began as a response to disaster. Japan’s devastating Tōhoku earthquake in March 2011 damaged telecommunications infrastructure nationwide, obliging employees at NHN Japan, a unit of Korea’s NHN Corp, to rely on Internet-based resources to communicate.
Ans: Line
13.Makemytrip sponsores which IPL team ?
Ans:Sun Risers Hyderabad
14.Which person co-authored the book ‘A Japan That Can Says No’ with Shintaro Ishihara, the then Minister of Transport and leading LDP figure who would become governor of Tokyo ?
Ans:Akio Morita
15.Which celebrity founded ArtPop ?
Ans:Lady Gaga
16.Which company  purchased a small wireless technology company called Cloudhopper to boost their SMS services ?
Ans:Twitter
17.”Still using credit cards to pay bills?” Is a campaign launched by which famous website?(hint:They own Snappy Solutions)
Ans:Snapdeal
18.Which term comes from including the entire life of a person in a brief display able media,similar to webcast and broadcast
Ans:Lifcast
19.Headquarters of ?

Ans:Airtel

The cutoff was 13 .

Shamelessly copied from http://briteit.blogspot.in/2015/08/hyderabadprelim2015.html 😛