‘Small minds discuss people, great minds discuss ideas and greatest minds act in silence.’ This is exactly what our techies featured in this column have been up to. They act in silence, letting their work speak for itself. They come from diverse fields such as reformed hackers, students who build parsers, open source ninjas and competitive coders among others. We look back at the techies who are doing pioneering work in different fields and are inspiring others with their ingenuity and hard work.
Bhimsen Kulkarni: A history and Meteorology buff, Bhimsen started programming during his college days when language parsers and interpreters caught his fancy. He went to on to build his own language in order to understand the fundamentals of the programming languages. Read about Bhimsen here.
Ratandeep Debnath: Another late bloomer and Mozilla superstar, Ratandeep was initiated into programming after a summer camp. His story is a great example of how to bounce back from difficulties and adapt yourself and make the best of current situations. Read more about him here.
Tarun Goyal: Unlike conventional coders, Tarun is more of a competitive coder. He started by solving puzzles and Sudoku, and found his niche in competitive coding. After trying for ACM-ICPC multiple times, he finally made it to the world finals last year. Read about his journey here.
Yuvi Panda: Probably the most popular young techie in the open source community, Yuvi is a rebel in its truest sense. He is a perfect example of how to carve out your own path and take responsibility for yourself. Read more to get inspired.
Vivek N: Breaking all conventional rules, Vivek N is one of the best coders there is. He spent his formative years in the foothills of the Himalayas and has had no formal schooling. As a freelancer, he has worked on a diverse set of projects. A Lifehacker in the truest sense, Vivek inspires us by his actions and how to question and learn by doing. Read to know more about him.
Kartik Mandville: Started by building Facebook apps, Kartik has an interesting journey to share. He was the CTO of Let Me Know and Director of Technology at Science Inc at the age of 23. Read more about Karthik here.