I met Sanket at recently held Python workshop where he was volunteering for Pycon. Before the event I had a notion that this might be like any other workshops, where half of the attendees dose off by the middle and by the end nobody gets to learn anything. My opinions turned exactly opposite and I realized that not only he is an expert in deploying python codes, he is an excellent speaker as well. He along with his co-founder Rohit put on an excellent show and CampusHash registered yet another successful workshop.
Sanket had an interesting incident to share with starting up “ We had a workshop by a tech group in our college, on web development. We saw the curriculum and the way those guys did the workshop. We were frustrated by the things, and more by what they taught.” Having been developers themselves they didn’t approve of this and reverted back that if the students start off their careers in Web without knowing the basics or any nitty-gritty of an web-app. They would never understand how the Internet works. Post this incident they conducted a survey and found out that around 80% of the student who attended such workshops did not pursued whatever was taught.
The results were surprising for them and hence they decided to change it by organising workshops in a correct manner. “We have been students ourselves, and we know how would we have liked a workshop to be. We are trying to do the same in each CampusHash workshop” shares Sanket.
Two enthusiastic entrepreneurs and joint love for computers and Python!
Sanket happens to be the speaker at every CampusHash workshop and Rohit manages activities such as Creating Contents , Strategies , Marketing etc. Both of them share deep interest in computers and had adopted the same pretty early in their life. Although they have had experiences with other programming languages but it was in college that they interacted with python. And then there was no looking back from there onwards. Rohit adds here “I developed my interest in Python .. On coming to this college. Its simplicity and power was just was irresistible”
Sanket and Rohit had been friends since first year of college and also possess a band which has Sanket as guitarist and Rohit as a drummer. Sanket also happens to be one of the speaker at Pycon this year.
Being a campus born company they received mixed responses from their fellow students and they also have received an office in the college building by their department, which is encouraging. Team CampusHash now constitutes of six people and they have Anand Raman(a senior developer at Microsoft, US) as their mentor. They believe that they can make a small difference to the students’ view of the internet through their workshops, how it works and how it should be working “By teaching them best practices used on the Web, we dream of a cleaner, better, and more open Internet.” concludes Sanket.
Sanket and Rohit has plans of shifting to Banglore next year to take up CampusHash full time. We wish them all the very best for the long journey ahead.
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