A few months before, I was scrolling through my facebook feed, through a stroke of luck I came across a post. It was about Udacity offering scholarships. While filling out the application form, I was of the feeling that if this oppurtunity was granted to me, I would make sure to use it to the fullest.
I can still remember the day on which I got a email saying “Congratulations, you have been accepted into the Google India Challenge Scholarship”. I was so happy, i was grinning for the whole day.
I heard of Udacity but never actually tried it before this but I am pleased to say that it did not dissapoint me.
The teachers were very funny. The way they tried to convey the concepts was very good. I learned a lot about service workers, promises and many more
They made contribution to the slack and forums compulsary, at first I thought this would be a drag but as I did I understood that working with similar minded people is a lot of fun. I met a lot of new people who were ready to work on new projects and also ready to guide you if you are stuck.
We worked on an app called wittr, all the tests were built into it and we were made to write the code and type something similar to a command word at the testing point, the tests would be run and tell us if we were successful or not. Regardless it being successful or not, you would be greated with hilarious gifs which I absolutely loved.
The Challenge Scholarship does not offer a certificate directly, but selected candidates will proceed further for the nano-degree offered by Udacity. I always wanted to be a good contributor to the open-source community, but through this program, I’ve actually gained skills to do the same.
My first attempt at open source now started with react-bootstrap, thank you everyone in the slack who encouraged me to try.
All in all, it is a really good experience. I learned how to make PWA’s, met new friends, and obviously leveled up.
Thank you for reading. I mostly write tutorials on the problems I have faced and whatever new tech I explore, so stay tuned for the next article.
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