Vinit Shahdeo

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Vinit Shahdeo is a Software Engineer at Postman. He adores JavaScript and has a deep abiding love for web development. His charitable inclination coupled with a passion for what he is doing, inspires him for open source. You can often find him helping beginners to kickstart their open source journey. Outside of GitHub, catch him for a quick best of 3 on the badminton court.

Community Contributions

Blogpost / 09-21-2021

Muddle through Hacktoberfest'21 like a pro

Calling out Project Maintainers and mentors to guide beginners in kickstarting their open-source journey by completing the Hacktoberfest'21 challenge. I have started this open-source celebration journey with an optimistic vision of hitting the following number: 100 Mentors, 1000 Contributors, 250 Repositories, 500 Issues and 50 Events So far, 190+ mentors and 900+ mentees have joined. We have successfully delivered 10+ events at different engineering colleges in India.
Blogpost / 07-02-2021

I tried GitHub Copilot (and you should, too!)

Today, I kicked off my day with an invitation to start testing GitHub Copilot, an AI pair programmer! Copilot, like GPT-3, is a game-changer in software development. It's fascinating to see AI being used in coding. After a day of use, I believe AI will undoubtedly lead us to low-code and no-code software development. This AI assistant was trained on a data set with a considerably higher concentration of publicly available source code, and of course it's much more than auto-completion. It learns from you and adapts to your coding style.
Open source project / 05-01-2021

Async Diff | GSoC Mentor

AsyncDiff does exactly what you think it does! The generated diff shows what has changed between v1 and v2 of the document. It’s basically a library which compares two AsyncAPI Documents and generates diff between the two. Diff is needed in the review process, so the reviewer gets an overview of specification changes. The diff can be a part of changelog/release notes, so users can easily spot what parts of the document have changed so they can understand how the changes could affect them. I worked as a mentor the GSoC student who was working for this project by Async API Initiative (in collaboration with Postman)
Hackathon / 08-20-2020

Smart India Hackathon

Smart India Hackathon is a nationwide initiative to provide students with a platform to solve some of the pressing problems we face in our daily lives, and thus inculcate a culture of product innovation and a mindset of problem-solving. I mentored "Team Hashtag" for Smart India Hackathon 2020 which was conducted on 1st, 2nd and 3rd August. With the team's dedication and efforts, we won the SIH 2020. It was a great opportunity for me to collaborate remotely for the virtual hackathon.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 04-22-2020

Webinar on Competitive Programming

Coding has been a hot topic for a prolonged time. Everyone wants to be a programmer/developer. But most of us are stuck where, to begin with. A lot of us have a passion for it, just need a path to channel it. And I learned it the hard way, a little late. I'm thankful to Skillenza Hustler Community for providing me a platform to share my coding journey. In collaboration with them, I conducted a YouTube live session which is attended by 200+ students.
Speaking (conference/usergroups) / 04-22-2020

A Webinar on Competitive Programming

Coding has been a hot topic for a prolonged time. Everyone wants to be a programmer/developer. But most of us are stuck where, to begin with. A lot of us have a passion for it, just need a path to channel it. And I learned it the hard way, a little late. I'm thankful to Skillenza Hustler Community for providing me platform to share my coding journey. In collaboration with them, I conducted a YouTube live session which is attended by 100+ students.
Open source project / 03-01-2020

Water Monitoring System

An IoT based project that helps to monitor the water level in a tank and alerts users in case of an overflow or water depletion. This project aims to save natural resources effectively. The vision for this project is to provide a system for society to overcome water related problems in cities. Water is perhaps the second most important substance on the Earth, after air. This system helps the user to keep a track of the water filling up in the tanks placed on the terrace.