A lot of you have things in mind like: Can I do this? Can I learn this tech in this much amount of time? Can I even start a YouTube channel? Can I write technical blogs? Can I add some value to someone's life? Well not here to brag here, but I just want to share my experience, and maybe you feel motivated somehow and apply that. And if you do, then please let me know, I will be so happy, that I did something good.
Whatever happened this year was not a surprise for all of us, I was in my final year, and soon I was going to start with my exams, and then I would be a graduate, and start my career in tech as an Engineer. But who thought that something new, and exciting is already planned for me.
Tough to Start: Took challenges
For the first month, I just binged-watch shows and wasted some time, but then I thought I can take advantage of this time and can improve more things, I started attending workshops, but I always wanted to teach people, I tried that too "FAILED", why? I don't really know, but I was doing it for free. Anyway, I got somehow demotivated, because people will take you for granted forever if you don't show them your value.
So, after that, I participated in my first Hackathon. You heard it right, I was going to complete my graduation but never took part in any Hackathon. Why? Because I was so afraid of the word itself. But I don't know, I took this challenge, and yeah I didn't win, but there were a lot of learnings.
After that, another challenge was already waiting for me, and that was writing technical blogs. Woah, what a name? Does that scare you as well? Well, this did a quite good job scaring me for a long time. But there was a competition going on called Blogger' week by Tesseract Coding, and I was like, Hell yeah, I am going to do that, the worst that can happen is I will fail, be it.
You won't believe that I got the first position in that, shocking right!!
Not even that, It got published on Analytics Vidhya Medium publication.
My first talk in a Conference
After that Rohit approached me to write some blog, so yeah, I was confident to write but the confusion was, about what? I didn't know about the tech well at that time, so I learned and wrote about Understanding Azure DevOps.
Let me know if you like it or not.
Then I got my first offer for speaking at a conference. That day was huge for me. I was nervous too, but I managed, and it went well.
Started Open Source Contributions
After this, I started to explore Open Source, how to contribute to that, well it wasn't easy, it got me a full month just to understand what a pull request is, and how to make one. But yeah, I did, I practiced a lot. Amazing thing is that I got to know about GitLab, and the Hackathon, I tried to contribute, it was a lot confusing, trust me, when I say this, I was just a newbie, and it took a lot of time to understand the whole point of open source contributions, why? There was no one to guide me, which later led to my YouTube channel, I will discuss that later. But yeah, I made my FIRST MERGE REQUEST on GitLab.
Well, you will think that is there only wins? No, definitely not, I had lots of failures too, but I want to share these right now. :D
Started my YouTube channel!
Then came my YouTube channel!!!
AIM OF MY CHANNEL
- Give back to the community.
- Help someone.
This year was full of taking risks, why risks? Because, I am a person who likes to be in her comfort zone, and this year I got out of it. So, if you reading this, please get out of your comfort zone, it will not be easy, but you can do that! I always say, "If I can, then you definitely can." I was the laziest person you will ever know, and now I am working a lot, like in my whole life, I haven't worked this much.
- I got to help so many people this year, that's the best thing I could do for someone.
- Got out of my comfort zones: wrote blogs, made/making videos.
- Got 1k+ SUBSCRIBERS! Support me if you like my content.
I have missed many of my wins, but these helped me to get more. So, JUST START!! All the very best.
GOALS FOR 2021
I have my biggest goal for 2021. I never do that, but I wanna help 10k people in 365 days. Possible? No idea, but I will do that.— Seema Saharan 🌟BashWoman🌟 (@SeemaSaharan5) December 15, 2020
I hope I will be able to do that. Support me if you want/can.
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