Vaibhav

Software Developer

@vrongmeal

About

My photo with a cute puppy

Hello, World! I am Vaibhav and I like to build stuff that you cannot touch or feel.

Humble Beginnings

I grew up in a small town in Punjab and did my schooling from Chaman Vatika School in Ambala. I learned about HTML/CSS while playing with what was then “Macromedia Dreamweaver”. Ever since I have been trying to learn and explore various technologies.

College

Currently I am a senior at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (batch ‘21). There I am a developer at SDSLabs, an awesome group of students constantly striving to innovate and foster technical activities at IIT Roorkee. I am also a web-developer at WatchOut!, the student media body of our college.

Work

I was a student developer in GSoC 2019 with the Zulip Open Source Project. I also did an internship with Goldman Sachs in the summer of 2020.

I like to contribute to open source in general. I feel it’s one of the best ways to learn something new. Apart from Zulip, I’ve made my contributions to Caddy, Cockroach DB and Falco.

I mostly code in Go, some JavaScript and Python. I like to try out new languages. It’s kind of my hobby. Apart from the aforementioned languages, I know a little bit of Rust, C++ too.

Personal Interests

I follow Football (soccer) and I love Cricket (#BleedBlue). I also started learning to cook. My favourite TV shows are Modern Family, Game of Thrones (till 6th Season), Friends and Gravity Falls. I mostly watch sitcoms, not really a movie guy, though I like watching rom-coms.