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.

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As I, along with a few of my friends, volunteered at SIH2019 in our college, we were all so excited and enthralled by the sight of such a large hack arena and the atmosphere there, that we decided that we would surely participate and try our best to win in SIH2020. As time passed by, and the application period approached, we formed a group of 6 people, namely Team Alpha- Pragati Verma(Team leader), Rajat Verma, Rohit Agnihotri, Shristi Singh, Abhinav Pratap Singh, and Paurush Tiwari. The next big challenge was to choose the apt problem statement; we all sat down and after scrolling hundreds of them, we finally narrowed down to MK95 by Government Of Uttarakhand. …


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Open Source has always been an amazing place to learn, collaborate, contribute and build new stuff. I guess GitHub is the best place to hangout for developers and the perfect platform to look for amazing projects, learn, teach and build experience in just about any skill that you can imagine, whether it’s coding, user interface design, graphic design, writing, or organizing.

I have contributed to many Open Source projects as a contributor but being a mentor in an Open Source program is something different. I was selected as a mentor in GirlScript Summer of Code(GSSoC) 2020 for the project Water Monitoring System and I am here to share my experience of helping the contributors to make contributions that count. …


Amidst this quarantine season due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent lockdowns across the globe, don’t miss out the details while working on a team project. Here is the list of some useful online collaboration platforms and important tools that will help you and your team collaborate better while staying at your home. Share ideas and suggestions and do quick meet-ups to discuss even the smallest details and bring the best out of this work from home chance.

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source: https://www.forbes.com/

Google Docs

Google Docs is a great online service that allows you to work on documents, spreadsheets and presentations for free. With its sharing feature, Google Docs is also a cool collaborative tool for any written project that involves more than a person to work upon. It also lets you track changes by saving multiple versions of a document with different names. Moreover, it allows access based link sharing and easy integration with various other platforms for easy content curation and sharability. …


Git and GitHub are at the core of open source in today’s programming world. However, there are a lot of confusing terms that often seem similar yet can have conflicting meanings and uses. Let’s demystify these confusing terms by decoding their underlying meanings.

NOTE: This article expects some knowledge of Git and GitHub.

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source: https://dribbble.com/

Origin and Upstream

From Git Documentation:

When you fork a repo and clone it locally, then there is a default remote called origin that points to your fork on GitHub, not the original repo it was forked from.

To keep track of the original repo, you need to add another remote named…


“If you don’t have big dreams and goals, you’ll end up working for someone that does.”

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source: https://amazon.in/

This world is like one big industry and — risk, a dive into some idea, some innovation is your chance, your stack at being the maverick. It’s about being your own boss, leading the world to the unexplored areas and aspects of something they wanted but never knew could be catered the same. Entrepreneurship has been the new buzz, new hype in the recent years, hauling over the skies with new startups and new companies emerging each day and that too outnumbering our imagination.

Well, entrepreneurship is more than starting a business, more than wearing a suit and claiming that you could make billions out of anything, it is more than just that. Entrepreneurship is more of an art. It’s about a vision or a belief that is found in the rarest corners of life. Not everyone is born a Steve Jobs or Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg, they just stood where no one does, they saw and did what others chose to ignore. …

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Pragati Verma

SIH 2020 Winner | GCI’19 Mentor | GSSoC’20 Mentor | Full Stack Web Developer | Open Source Enthusiast | Technical Content Writer

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