Over my relatively short career, I’ve noticed a gradual shift in how I think about my roles and responsibilities at work. When I first started out, I felt that engineers should be valued for their technical skill-set alone. …


We are closing in on an entire year since the pandemic induced lock-downs started. With that, it’s also going to be a full year since a lot of us started working remotely, myself included. For the last year or so, I’ve worked predominantly from the makeshift office in my bedroom…


How to rethink your relationship with the technology around you

I absolutely love technology. Smartphones, computers, gadgets, any and all new tech — I’m all for it. It’s one of the many reasons that prompted me to take up a career in software development. Just so I had a chance to be at the forefront of cutting edge technology. I…


What OSS is, what it stands for, and why it matters

The development industry has been seeing a growing towards software that is openly available, shunning proprietary software. For new developers, the reasons for this can be a bit confusing. So let’s try to break things down.

For a piece of software to be open source, it simply means that the…


Cloud computing is a roughly 400 billion dollar industry that has completely transformed the way software gets built today. But cloud computing as we currently use it is a fairly recent idea.To …


For better or worse, for the average user, search engines are the gateway to the internet. When trying to find relevant information on the web, most people tend to go to their favorite search engine, type in a couple of keywords and visit the first handful of links that show…


2020 has quite literally been one for the history books. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve oscillated from being glued to my television screen all day to wanting absolutely none of it, sometimes within the same week. Especially in the early days, when it seemed as if we were…


Learning how to leverage structured mentorship to boost your career

Mentorship has played a very crucial role in my own career thus far, as I’m sure it does for a vast majority of young professionals. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with some really thoughtful leaders over the years — both in and out of the workplace — who’ve…


A couple of weeks ago Canada released the COVID Alert app to the general public. The app is intended to help tracing efforts in the province to curb the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, there are some questions regarding its privacy and security implications. Although I focus here on the Canadian…


You’ve probably seen a ton of websites lately showing you popups about how they use your cookies, and your data. But what exactly is a cookie? And how does it work?

Cookies are a very clever concept, really. At the most basic level, you can think of cookies like pieces…

Sanchit Gera

Just another opinionated, run-off-the-mill geek • Software Dev @Amazon • Views are my own

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