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. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Continue reading

Google Code-in Grand Prize Winners Announced!

Google Gode-in 2010 Grand Prize Winners have been officially announced on the Google Open Source blog. You can view the list here (it is ordered by last name). ๐Ÿ˜‰

Google is inviting 14 participants instead of the pre-announced 10 to their Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California. This would happen somewhere in May. Anybody whom I could meet? ๐Ÿ˜›

Google Code-in Mentions

WPCandy has published a nice article on the bbPress plugin project seeing serious progress during the Google Code-in competition. The article talks about bbPress getting a lot of contributions in the Google Code-in competition in which I had participated.

Devils’ Workshop has also published an article on me. It’s a blog for which I used to do guest blogging, and I’m really happy of my name being there in one of the India’s topped ranked blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hindustan (Hindi) paper also published an article in their newspaper, here is the clipping.

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