First Hackathon as a Grad student

I recently started my grad school at UC San Diego on Sept 27th, pursuing a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Being a great fan of participating in hackathons in my undergrad, I jumped on the opportunity for participating in the first hackthon I saw being organised in my campus! The hackathon UC Health Hack is organised by the Health departments of several UC colleges and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

My journey developing an app for Autistic kids in India

It was December 2017, the penultimate semester of my undergrad was over and I was placed in a great company hrough the campus placement. However the feeling of not having contributed much to the society was nagging me somewhere. While I was browsing through my IITD mailbox, I jumped to take part in the first opportunity I found. Several projects were being taken up by The National Trust of India and IITD in a joint venture. I signed up for it.

Hosting a website on AWS using S3 and Route 53

After purchasing a domain, comes the dilema of finding a good place to host it. Same was the case with my domain Since this is my personal website, I decided it would essentially be a static one. Now for such websites, AWS S3 is pretty much the cheapest and most reliable way of hosting. The S3 service provided by Amazon gives you “buckets”, into which you can store files. We make use of the fact that these files can then be served to the internet easily. So here are the steps for getting you started with S3 hosting for your own static website.

My first post on this blog!

The ‘Hello, World!’ post for this blog :)

Hey, there! This is the first post on my blog. The customary ‘Hello, World!’ one. I shall hopefully post about things that interest me, on this blog. In the next blog post I shall probably describe the setup of my website an this blog. I am using AWS entirely for hosting. This will probably reduce costs and I will learn about new stuff too. Stay tuned for next updates.


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