About Me

Namaste 🙏

I’m Shilpa Jain. One day I tweeted about my (failed) commitment to code for straight 100 days and as Twitter penance, I promised I would write a blog post about procrastination bug in the source code of my life.

I am still procrastinating on writing that post(in my defense: I am doing a live research on my self for the perfection), but I’ve gone ahead and started writing about things I find interesting, which may include, but not limited to, refreshing my memory on CS concepts.

There are many knowledgeable blogs about development you could have read instead. I’m grateful you made this choice.

I thought I’d take a minute to answer some questions:

What is the blog about?

In this blog, I write a lot about software engineering, web development, data science(upcoming), mind-numbing theoretical CS concepts. I write in a way that reflects how I think(or I feel how my brain will retain it). Sometimes it’s an essay or story, and sometimes an analogy so bad which your brain will never permanently delete from memory.

Is this one of those guidebooks written for developers?

Oh, heck no. I’m only marginally qualified to be giving advice at all. I was a teacher and used to work as a full-stack developer for over two years mostly at startups. My code repository is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the site of an estate sale. I’m kind of a mess. But I am kind of fulfilling my dream of writing about all the messy development stuff. So, yes, I’ve tried to put some advice about what I’ve learned so far in this blog.

I’ve got a friend who’s taking baby steps in the world of development. Will referring them to this blog seem like the BEST idea?

Honestly, if you’ve any friends who aspire to be a developer, the second greatest favor you can do to them is to give the URL of this blog. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.

If your friend insists on learning development, I’d recommend starting with below two posts:

1) The Ultimate Beginners Guide To Analysis of Algorithm
2) Is there life after learning data structures?

Where do you work currently?

I don’t. If all goes well(read: bank loan and VISA), I’ll be flying to the United States to do my Masters In Information Systems.

Freelance, mindless unbridled internet browsing, writing and sometimes thinking about good blog name keeps me busy.  Also, I’ve recently started giving workshops about serious topics, but only if they relate to development, and not having an ulterior motive of causing death by Powerpoint.

We have a name suggestion. How do we get in touch with you?

I have a GitHub AMA repo where you can ask me things because I’ve heard that’s where developer swag lies nowadays. Or you can send me an email. Or connect with me on Twitter. Or All Three of them.

What else should I know?

  1. There is no person so special that is worth spoiling my morning sleep to make breakfast for.
  2. I would like to meet Ed Sheeran in person someday.