2021: Year in Review
As 2021 winds to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year. It was an exceptional year, so much has changed. Lots of interesting stuff happened. Let’s dig in.
❌My failures of 2021:❌
- Failed in some job interviews.
- Missed (had to let go because of the unavoidable situation) some high-paid job opportunities.
- Failed to keep on blogging.
- Missed to participate in 30 Days Google Cloud Challenge.
✔My wins of 2021:✔
- In January, mentored some students.
- In February, I Graduated👩🎓(Class of 2020 but late due to Covid-19).
- Got selected as an Internshala Student Partner. During this program, I promoted Internshala & its product, helped several students in learning new skills, and motivated them to find their dream internship.
- Started pursuing an MCA(Master of Computer Applications) from JECRC University.
- In March, I created a Cool & Creative Dev Space Discord Community (currently 45+ members) but still, I need to set it up in the right way.
- In April, participated in CNC 2021 Challenge & successfully completed it. Won some cool Dev stickers as a swag.
- In May, started working as Freelance Graphic Designer. Thanks to Ambika’s Daily Design Challenge WhatsApp Group.
- In June, got a Multimedia RGB Gaming Keyboard as a gift from Ankur Warikoo Sir. For me, it’s a pre-birthday gift as my birthday is in July.
- In July, got an internship as a Software Engineer at Shiv Guru IT Solutions. Started working in August. It is a remote position working with a dope team.
- In, September I was busy preparing & writing the master’s assignments and exams.
- In October, participated in MLH Local Hack Day for the 1st time and learned a lot. I was in the top 6% of all hackers.
- This year I also participated for the 1st time in HackThisFall. Got to learn so many things from awesome speakers and mentors, got a chance to interact with them. Explored some new tech stuff. Overall it was a great experience.
- During the HTF, I won the Youtube Live Session Swag giveaway(Yet to come). Looking forward to HTF 3.0.
- Luckily I won the @Hacker T-shirt in a giveaway by The @ Company. Thanks to Siddharth Dayalwal.
- Participated in Hacktoberfest 2021.
- Participated in the Instagram giveaway by Meme Coding & Sawo Labo and guess what I won SAWO Labs goodies(Yet to come).
- In November, got a chance to meet in person with my HR, she is very kind and supportive. She also brings chocolates from the U.S for me.
- Won a cool Pluralsight Tripper Backpack during MS Ignite.
- Got a cool T-shirt from Veeam Software. Thanks to Praveen Kumar Purushothaman.
- Bought a new phone for my brother.
- In December, learned how to create the Instagram filter using SparkAR Studio. Created 2 filters. BluePinkNeonLight Filter got 1.2K impressions.
- Meet school/college friends after a long time.
- My Linkedin connection has grown to 500+.
- Crossed 200+ followers on Twitter, 1.1k followers on Instagram, 50+ followers on Github.
✨Quote of the day✨
“Your capacity to say ‘No’ determines your capacity to say ‘Yes’ to greater things.” ~ E. Stanley Jones
⭐Lesson I learned⭐
- Explore -> Learn -> Win
- The best gift you can give yourself is knowledge
- Take care of your health & well-being
- Surround yourself with people who make you better
- Step out of your comfort zone
- Support others genuinely
- Life = Ups + Down
I just want to say thanks to the tech community for all your support. You're all great.💜💖
See you all in 2022.
I’m excited about what 2022 will bring for me💯💯✨✨