I’m Shreyans Sheth, a Sophomore year Computer Science Undergraduate at VIT University, Chennai, India. I hail from Pune, fondly known as the ‘Oxford of the East’.
Having been with OpenMRS for the past 4 months or so and actively contributing, I’ve met some amazing people and developers like @michael, @r0bby, @darius , @dkayiwa and @wyclif to name a few, and feel really fortunate to have worked with and learnt from them. A special shoutout to @harsha89 and @maany who really really helped me out at the start. This wouldn’t have been possible without you guys . I’ve even made some great friends like @pralay and Larry
It’s been an absolutely amazing pre-GSoC period for me, with all those bugs, (brutal) code reviews , unit tests and scrums. I’ve learnt just SO much in the past couple of months and intend to do so more this summer
My mentors are @maimoonak and @sharonvarghese and I’ll be working on the Cohort Module Enhancements project. My project involves completing integration of the HTML Form Entry Module, Revamping the UI and introducing a couple of new real world use-case features.
OpenMRS by far is the best if not one of the best Open Source Communities out there. We have our very own Bug Tracker, Issue Management System, Talk forum and wiki, all resourceful and very well organized. It’s welcoming to newbies, has some amazingly skilled developers working on it and there’s always some great work going on. The Design and Developer Forums really keep everyone updated on the progress in the community. Though I haven’t been a part of other open source communities yet, OpenMRS sets the bar really really high for it’s counterpart organizations.
I go by the name
bholagabbar on most online platforms.
bhola translates to innocent and gabbar is the name of one of the vilest antagonists in Hindi Cinema who starred in the cult film, Sholay. Pretty cool huh
As far as programming is concerned, besides hacking at the OpenMRS codebase, I love solving algorithmic problems and challenges on various websites like CodeChef and CodeForces. Competitive Programming is something I love and take great pleasure in. I’m also in the Top 1000 on CodeChef and have a decent rep of ~600 on StackOverflow.
Besides programming, there are a couple of activities and interests I’ve followed passionately over the years. I’ve been playing the guitar for over 8 years now and have been fortunate to perform at some great locations with my band(s) over the year. Here (1,2,3) are a couple of pictures of my performances. I’m an avid SpeedCuber and have a best time of 20.56 seconds at solving the Rubik’s Cube (here’s the vid). I also play enjoy playing lawn tennis and listening to rock music at preposterous volumes when my roommate isn’t around
That’s about it! I’m absolutely stoked about GSoC @ OpenMRS and am looking forward to an amazing summer