A collection of 12 posts
Word of Mouth Hiring
My history of finding jobs and getting hired is weird. It sounds made-up, because of the randomness involved. However, I think it's worth recounting online just to share with the world that giving 10s of hours of interviews and grinding Leetcode isn't the only way to get hired in tech.
Learning Advanced React in a realistic timeframe
Here's a no-bs guide to how you can learn basic-advanced React in 3-4 months, given some prior experience in programming 🔥 👉 Learn HTML + CSS 👉 Pick up JS and add interactivity to your pages 👉 Learn React 👉 Deep-dive into advanced React 🔴 PROJECTS 1. Learning HTML + CSS For all parts of web development, from
The Hidden Costs of Consumer Goods
It's 2 days after Diwali now, and after several days of people telling me to purchase expensive consumer goods, here's why I won't buy an iPhone, an expensive car, or anything else without a solid reason: Hidden Costs Each consumer good you buy comes with Hidden Costs which ties up
Making your first Open-Source Contribution in 2022
🔴 Tips on contributing to Open-Source 🔴 I recently was working with a few new libraries, and found a few places I could make changes. After getting my changes merged in, I found other places where I could make improvements, although I didn't have the time to contribute due to personal obligations.
Career Advice from discussion with a Senior Google Engineer
A few weekends ago, we had an amazing 45-minute long discussion with Jason Mayes, who is the Senior Dev Advocate for TensorFlow.JS at Google. Jason's journey on how he reached Google and eventually became a Dev Advocate for TensorFlow.JS is quite different than the one we're used to
The Fine Line between Side-Hustles and Burnout
There's a fine line between working on side-hustles and burning out too quickly. I truly love my side-hustles and creating content. If the week had 9 days, I would do this for all 9. Eg, I started editing the session we recorded this Sunday since yesterday after work, and woke
Lagging Metrics vs Leading Metrics
When judging your own work, or comparing your accomplishments against someone else's, think about Lagging Metrics vs Leading Metrics. Lagging Metrics are the things you see online/make you envious. People's achievements, where someone works or how much they earn, etc. However, Lagging Metrics don't appear out of thin air,