HackMIT 2014

Highlights

  • Met Alexis Ohanian (again) and Stephen Wolfram!
  • Hack: Yo to your coffee machine to start brewing your coffee, and receive a Yo back when it’s done.
  • Hosted by Pi Lambda Phi for a night.
  • “What exactly are you going to hack into?” — Immigration officer
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YHack 2014 (Yale)

Highlights

  • Beautiful university.
  • Met Betsy, a humble person and a student at Yale who showed us around and was really helpful! Hard to find people like her.
  • Met Edric Tam, a student at John Hopkins. Dare to beat his intelligence.
  • Slept in a Yale residence lounge.
  • Read up on Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies. Unfortunately couldn’t come up with a hack.
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Trip to Googleplex No. 2!

Hey there! As you might have read on my blog, I got another chance to visit the Googleplex as a part of my Google Code-in achievement. But this time, I went with both my parents and to the east coast as well! Google was kind enough to give us an option to make our trips flexible since it’s once in a lifetime opportunity (though has struck me two times :P). And as you might have imagined, Google gave us a lot of swag too – including a brand new Galaxy Nexus! Some of the grand prize winners including me also made plans to visit other companies to meet Silicon Valley’s finest developers and get a sense of how it is to work there. I also got to meet my friend @kunalbhalla, who works at Facebook. Pictures follow. 😉 Continue reading