[Q] How does it feel to not qualify in IIT JEE?

I failed IIT JEE. Got an abysmal score in BITSAT, AIEEE and Maharashtra CET. Its not that I had not tried hard, and I won't be playing the blame games on anyone but the truth is "I had failed".

I was very disappointed and so were my parents, and I felt somewhere I have let them down. I was low on confidence.

I had to prove my myself, and earn my family's confidence back.

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Few interesting python scripts

This is a collection of few of my python scripts which I am particularly proud of, few gems from collection which were mostly result of my curiosity and laziness ;-). The scripts here are for educational and demo purposes. They were intended to be a proof of concept, not most of them are not maintained.

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[Q] Do I need to be expert in mathematics to become a great programmer?

(I am assuming by "programming expert" you mean "a good software developer/engineer" by your usage of words like "build many constructive things out of it")

TL;DR version If you want to become a web/mobile application developer, you don't need to be very good at mathematics.

If you are interested in fields like Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Statistical analysis, you will require good mathematical skills if not exceptional.

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[Q] What is the most important thing you learnt as a software engineer through experience?

Couple of months back I completed my first year at Enthought. Before that I have worked twice in Google Summer of Code for Drupal. There are quite a few things I learnt while working on various projects:

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[Q] Which is a better way to learn web development: self-taught route or intensive bootcamps?

My recommendation: self-taught route

"Rome was not built in a day"

If you are dedicated enough to devote ample time to learn web development, I would certainly suggest self-taught route.

During my initial years, I used to build a website in a day, delete it at the end of the day and start on a new one the next day. The emphasis here is not much on building, but on the experience that you gain while building. "Its not the destination that matters, its the journey". Recently, I read a blog about a developer using the same technique - Jennifer Dewalt | 180 Websites

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[Q] What are the reasons for poor quality in India's primary and high school education?

Recently coming out of my education, I have the following points to add, since I got educated in Mumbai, my views are mostly are from an urban point of view. These are the most general things I have found in our education system.

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[Q] Is mathematics invented or discovered?

According to me, mathematics was neither discovered nor invented, but rather observed.

If you think of Mathematics as a formal documentation of formulae or proofs, then they are discovered. My definition of Mathematics includes not only documentation but also application, and application can be done without formal knowledge of mathematical theorems or proofs but by sheer observations in the surroundings.

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