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EVERYBODY STRUGGLES

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Interning at Outreachy has been interesting as well as frustrating. The experience of working with a mentor in a large community with urge delicate data, code-base and reporting tasks on a daily and weekly basis has been overwhelming.But as we know in every task there is some form of setback or struggle which at times could be frustrating.
My main setback so far has involved working on the cloud. I am a complete new bee to cloud computing and the fact that my entire project hovers around the cloud is quite frustrating. I had to create an AWS account, setup and launch and EC2 instance and then do a prototype of my project on it. I did some research on google and then started the work. I faced a lot of issues with the payment details on the AWS free trial account creation. I reached out to my mentor after some days and she helped me out. At first I was hesitant to ask for help from my mentor thinking she was going to be very busy to aid me in such a trivial problem but to my greatest d…

MY JOURNEY TOWARDS GETTING SELECTED

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The words of Colin O'Bradyare enough to dismiss the thoughts of not being good enough to make some certain achievements in life. These words gave me a push towards applying for Outreachy. What do I mean by that ???
Lets find out :)

How It Started....I come from a community where we are encouraged by Seniors to get into Programming and Open Source right from our first year at the university. It was in one of these talks and community events I first heard about Outreachy. At first, I wasn't really interested in it because I thought being a Telecommunication engineer needed no coding. This idea changed when I asked my mentor (Awasum Yannick at Skylabase) during internship if we are required to know how to codes and he responded "Everyone should know how to write codes".  It was then I decided to start learning how to code, so I became active in the programming communities that existed. In my third year at the university I thought of applying for Outreachy but I was too sc…