Hey there! 👋
I am Vinit Shahdeo, a Software Engineer from India 🇮🇳 who adores
Here goes my story ⤵️
I was introduced to the computer during my school days at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, where I studied till my Class X. Back in 2009, while everyone in the town was going crazy about creating an account on Facebook and Orkut, I was busy wondering how these sites work. I used to inspect the source code and make some fun changes, which made me feel like Mr. Robot. This triggered my interest in coding.
It was my curiosity in technology that nurtured my interest into passion. After finishing my schooling from Delhi Public School Bokaro Steel City, I went to Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) to pursue my engineering in 2015. From being a new kid on the block to a dab hand at coding, I surely have built a beautiful story during my four unforgettable years at VIT. I led two student communities - VinnovateIT and CodeChef VIT Chapter. The fun and memories of our events is something that I’ll cherish forever.
My journey at VIT varied from sleeping during classes to spending sleepless nights acing my coding skills, from missing assignments to securing positions at hackathons and mostly from being turned down by 22 companies to getting multiple job offers.
I didn’t even realize when these four years passed and finally after a roller-coaster ride of campus placements, I got a job at Postman back in 2018.
Addiction to green dots 💻
My charitable motivation, coupled with a passion for what I am doing, inspires me for open source. I have been contributing on GitHub since my early college days. I am addicted to green dots on GitHub. I have been part of many open-source programs like Google Summer Of Code, GirlScript Summer Of Code, Rails Girls Summer Of Code, etc.
Recently I got recognized as a GitHub Star for my contributions to the open-source community. From a (green) dot to a star, here's how my journey uncoiled!
I highly believe that if you're a techie your homepage should be GitHub, not Instagram.
Available for mentoring 🤝
Quite often, I mentor beginners to kickstart their open-source journey. Are you looking for the same, book a slot with me here.
Weekends are for community 🎙️
On weekends, I spend time giving talks, judging hackathons, mentoring students, etc. In past, I have judged 15+ hackathons including InOut, Hack OnLoad 2.0, Hack The Mountains and DSC WoW, Are you looking for someone, let's chat vinitshahdeo[at]gmail[dot]com.
What else 🤔
I never say no to Coffee. ☕
FM Radio is my companion - Anyday, I prefer FM over Spotify. Radio has the human touch and makes me feel connected. Quite often, you can find me debugging code with my earphones plugged in, listening to my favourite RJs. 🎧
Read my 2020 - Year in Review. 🚀
Outside of GitHub, you can catch me for a quick best of 3 in the badminton. 🏸
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That's pretty much about me 🙏🏻
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>_ git [w]init 🥳
My closest pals call me Winit (Win It).
I majorly write about my "GitHub" way of life and when I thought of
git init my blogging journey, I couldn't come up with a better name.
>_ git [w]init = GitHub with Vinit Shahdeo aka Winit
Say hi on twitter 👋
After GitHub, Twitter is my second homepage. I don't tweet quite often but scroll the feed daily. Damn, you're here - let's get connected on Twitter(@Vinit_Shahdeo).
You can also find me on other platforms ⬇️
LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | StackOverflow | Dev.to | Medium | Quora
Thank you so much for visiting! 🤗