Hacking the Quarantine
If you are reading this, I hope you are safe and in good Health
The quarantine is tough. While the time of writing this, I’m nearing 3 months of sitting at home and doing stuff excluding college. It was easy at first and now I’m all sloppy and don’t think about college or studies now. I got to be a bit better at something these these and I’m proud of that.
At the tip of the Iceberg
I am an avid hackathon enthusiast, even though I have only won one hackathon yet I feel like hackathons are like my weekly/monthly family meetings. I get to see usual family members and meet new people and hang out with them for a day or two. The energy radiating through a hackathon is something you won’t get anywhere else and personally I call this energy “The Vibe” 😁. Then the quarantine happened. I was locked out of the people I meet and locked out from travelling. This was frustrating at first but I managed to cope with this.
As a technophile, I’m always infront of my computer. I enjoy being in front of it most of the times and it’s fun. I got with an internship at a Startup to kickoff everything. And bt April I joined another one as an Intern which I eventually lost after a month 😁.
Falling Down from the Iceberg
Headings has been fun, and I was in a conflict if I should run back from the tip or fall down to the ocean. I embraced the ocean.
Near the brim of the Ocean
On the first week of May, MLH started it’s summer league which was to be a series of virtual events and we simply participated in them. That was a weekend full of fun. That was where vett.space originated. I worked on the UI in Vue which I didn’t have any idea on before the hackathon. We used discord for the first time and used it’s voice features to keep us in the loop. That was my first ever Online Hackathon where I got “The Vibe”. vett.space went to be something we’ve never imagined much. It came to be a timepassing game and breakout game. Fast-forward to the last week of May where we joined forces for another hackathon by MLH. This was rookie-hacks and we built a platform for collecting raingauge data from Kerala. Me with Subin and Kiran made this. We eventually won a category prize and we were really happy for that. Discord’s voice and video features are top class and we totally loved them. We even had our team breakout sessions with vett.space game with voice chatting which made it even more fun.
Embracing the Ocean
For me Hackathons are the best way for community bindings. Personally, my teammates and I are not from the same college. 4 of us are from 4 different colleges and from various parts of Kerala. The only thing that makes us come together are the love for Technology and learning new stuffs and obviously Hackathons. We always come up with new ideas which we feel are socially good and fun to hack on. Hackathons never disappointed me other than 1(My first hackathon, where I didn’t knew anything) but it turned out to be an eye opener. Hackathons are the best place for you to be yourself and meet lot of passionate people just like you.
I embrace the community and the Hackathon culture❤️.