My college life: experience with Videtorrium
This is my first blog. A friend of mine suggested I should write my thoughts in terms of blogs or articles. It helps you to have a clear mind. So I purchased my 1st domain rijusougata13.com and this blog will be hosted in a subdomain
You, folks, might not know but I am in the final year of my college. I am currently with HackerRank and also have a few experiences as fullstack developer in other companies also. Also contributed to Google Summer of Code'21, maybe I will write about my experience in GSoC'21 in some different blogs. In the upcoming few blogs, I will be sharing my interview experience and my journey throughout these companies.
So, today I am gonna talk about my experience with Videtorrium. Can assure you that it won't be boring. Here we go...
It was around mid-January. I was just a confused boy trying to find my interest in different domains sometimes doing web dev, sometimes training ML models. One day I got a connection request on linkedin from the founder of Videtorrium, Saurav K Mitra and I just casually accepted and didn't know he was the founder. It was a very small startup. He messaged me that if I want to join him as he will teach me web development and later I will get to work in his startup and can earn money also. I just casually told him "Nah!! I don't want to join these boot camps where I have to pay and learn" 😂. Still, remember that day. He told me he is not from a BootCamp and I don't have to pay anything, if I am not interested then it's okay but not to assume anything without knowing. Then I just checked his profile and thought I was mostly free and had nothing to do so why not try this? That changed everything.
So everything was going great, I learned so much that time. 3month already passed and I then join them as an Intern. When I got my first Salary I was so happy. It was 7k that time but it feels like I can buy anything with that money. I met some awesome people there like Subho. He was just in school, and you won't believe how knowledgeable he was. I really admired him. He was also like a mentor to me.
After spending 9-10month I had to say goodbye. As nothing last forever. I thought at that specific moment, I have to gain more knowledge and I have to move forward. I won't forget those countless calls spent with them in google meet, fixing bugs, pushing in prod and playing virtual games, and many more.
Also once I had a chance to meet Saurav in person when he was in Kolkata. Such a humble guy, he was more like a 'vaiya'.
I think that's all for this blog. I hope you folks enjoyed it a lot. I will try my best to entertain you with my writing. This will be my public diary kind of thing where I will share all my thoughts. Will share my next journey with you guys in my next blog. So, stay tuned and we will meet again.
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