Tech Diaries— An Insight into DSC’s Developer Room!

Sanchi Chopra
Sep 8 · 6 min read

Ever wondered what happens in the techies’ meet of DSC over days and nights with utter dedication and excitement to develop?

Well, this is something every tech enthusiast wants to know and learn from!

At Developer Student Clubs (DSC) VIT, we hold regular sessions and night meets to work on several projects that aim at serving a specific sector of society.

WE RESEARCH, WE DISCOVER, WE DEVELOP…

Team DSC VIT is aimed at exploring the real life obstacles that members from different cultural and professional backgrounds face. Our tech team then proposes an efficient solution to that using the emerging technologies under Computer Science in the recent era.

For the past few months, DSC VIT has been up to quite-a-few things, that have contributed for the welfare of the society.

How we ideate, how we design, how we develop, and how we publicize — can always be tracked by following us on social media like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Our latest milestones:

Official Instagram handle of DSC VIT

ElectionEye

Description

SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Language barrier to an extent — Everything that was said wasn’t exactly understood. Yaswant, being someone who speaks Tamil, helped when he collaborated with the project members later on.

Project Hades

Description

SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Lack of resources for complex deployments.
  • Dynamically changing libraries caused a lot of rewrites (eg: Flutter deprecating support for some of the libraries).
  • Dynamic requirements: The project was meant for our chapter only, but we decided to work on it more and create a general on-site event management tool.

Enhancement of GitHub organizations API

Description

  • GitHub Graph API
  • Interchangeable organization leader board
  • Top contributors for organizations
  • Repository specific metadata for organizations
  • Plug-gable caching layer
  • Automatic Scheduled cache update
  • Manual cache update
  • GitHub Oauth

SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Custom Redis deployment on Heroku.

DSC recruitment website

Description

SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Couldn’t deliver the work within expected time.
  • Slight communication gap between the mentors and the developers.

Snapchat Filter Submission Portal

Description

The most creative filter would be awarded with Goodies from Snapchat and DSC.

SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Inability to complete required tasks within the time constraint.

Event Manager

Description

SUCCESS!

Group Alarm App

Description

SUCCESS!

Challenges Faced

  • Inexperience of the team at animations. So, they took time to learn and implement it in the app.

WomenTechies Website and Application

Description

SUCCESS!

VITAA Application

Description

SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Reaching out a lot of people was a big challenge. VIT does not have most of Alumni email ids so the promotion was mainly done through VITAA social media handles. But then most of them don’t even know those handles existed, which made it more challenging.

Not every-time you would deliver success — DSC has had its share of failures too, where a lack of expertise or resources caused unexpected delays. These projects were still completed for the developer experience, but couldn’t be utilized to their fullest for helping the target audience due to delivery delay.

MyFFCS redefined (Website and Application)

Description

WEBSITE — FAILURE!

APPLICATION — SUCCESS!

Challenges faced

  • Difficulty integrating template-embedded back-end when an individual front-end developer was working on the same.

Learning in bits

Description

FAILURE!


DSC is not going to stop developing anytime soon! We have tons of ambitious project ideas in mind and are always learning to be able to execute those. We hope to create, build and develop together.

Stay connected with us through social media to know more such updates!

Follow us on GitHub to track our projects!

DSC VIT Vellore

Developer Student Clubs VIT, powered by Google Developers, is a non-profit community that aims to inspire intelligent minds in the field of technology. DSC provides opportunities where developers, designers and managers work together to carry out real-time projects.

Sanchi Chopra

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DSC VIT Vellore

Developer Student Clubs VIT, powered by Google Developers, is a non-profit community that aims to inspire intelligent minds in the field of technology. DSC provides opportunities where developers, designers and managers work together to carry out real-time projects.

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