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Hetal Mangukia

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I am a Computer Engineering graduate, an artist who loves coding, a foodie who loves travelling. Recently, I completed my Master of Applied Computing from University of Windsor. I am an extrovert, love to go out and interact with people. When inside, I love working on my laptop, while sipping tea.
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2022
Jan 25, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Which competitive coding platforms you all use and why?
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Jan 19, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
6 years ago, as someone who is completely new to coding, I struggled a lot. Everything was very overwhelming and I felt the need to gather all the knowledge at once! But that is not how it works, I lacked proper guidance because unfortunately, I did not have enough access to internet. I feel if I had a proper 'plan' figured out at that time, I would definitely be a better version of myself in the technical part. A couple of months ago, I was talking to old friends discussing about forming something, may be a community where we can guide people and pass on the information and knowledge we wished we had in the past. But now, I have come to realize I might not be able to give as much time for a few months in community formation, hosting "Hackathons" or workshops. But I can surely take out one hour of time every week providing one to one mentorship. If you think you are someone who has just started, or wanting to start to learn coding, let me know!
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Jan 18, 2022
Jan 18, 2022
I got introduced to Django through Django Girls workshop and I am forever grateful for that. After that workshop, I went deep into learning Django, made a few projects and later for two consecutive years, I was selected as a coach for the Django Girls workshop! (hoping the same this year as well)

I would like to point out a few things which came to my notice
  • Students want to learn, they are either just so much shy to ask questions or do not have the motivation
  • The very basics are not taught in school and colleges, for example, version control
  • Most of the students are not aware about competitive programming, hackathons, stuff like that which is more on the tech side
Even if small things like this are taken care, a lot of things can be improved.
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Jan 17, 2022
Jan 17, 2022
So, this happened yesterday and I CANNOT stop thinking about it. The lead developer of our team sent this message to our CEO: "So far, I would say that Zahra and Hetal have done amazing job! Thanks again for adding great talents to the dev team. I'm so grateful for them." Knowing my work is not going unnoticed, knowing the hard work is appreciated makes me feel so good and encouraged to work more and more! I know there is always scope for improvement, but it is also very important to appreciate work.

I would like to share about the kind of treatment I got from my previous workplace which forced me to leave it. Personally, I believe I was doing good work. However, my boss felt I am taking longer to solve a particular issue which could be resolved by my coworker in half time (I was an entry level worker while all my coworkers had a minimum of 5 years of experience), instead of guiding me, I would get insulted by my boss in the standup meetings, he never replied to my messages, kept on telling me that I am not able to meet the expectations of the team (literally in every conversation, he was very rur). Then came a time when I would be afraid to even join the meetings or ask doubts when I am stuck somewhere, everything had become so toxic, I was stressing so much within just two months of work there, I knew I had to leave that place, and so I did. And as soon as I did that, only good things came my way. I was hired by the best people, I can see the difference!

All I am saying is it affects a lot on how an employee is being treated, and if not well, the company loses a good worker.
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Jan 14, 2022
Jan 14, 2022
Was browsing more about Polywork where I came across this 'Side Projects' section. I would like to share about one of those, its not a very complex one, just a python script depicting the usage of Azure's Face API. 

What basically the project is all about?
Simply saying, you need to provide an image to the script and a successful JSON response will be the output. It will consist of the following details:
  • Firstly the number of faces will be detected from the image
  • Emotions
  • Makeup
  • Accessories
  • Facial hair
  • Glasses
  • Gender
  • Age
And a lot more attributes can be identified. This is the link to the repository!
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Jan 14, 2022
Jan 14, 2022
I'm super excited to check out Polywork as one of the first early adopters. Oh and btw IO is by far the most superior of the AI-Assistants! 🔥 😎 🤖
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