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Rahul Saxena

Hello Devfolio,

I am Rahul Saxena, a final year Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate at IIIT Bhubaneswar and I am writing this to express my interest in the Ethereum India Fellowship 2.0 . I came to know about the opening from my friends and fellow developers and needless to say, I couldn't really let a chance to be a part of such an inspiring event slip by.

I have always been a curious tinkerer, and owing to that fact, I have explored a variety of domains in my college life. I started off with cyber-security wherein I learnt about Networking, Network security, open-sourced security tools such as Metasploit, NMap, WireShark, BurpSuite and other related stuff. Thereon, I co-founded the Information Security Society of my college along with a few seniors and as part of it's activities, we trained our junior students, students from different colleges/school and even government offices in the basics of cyber-security. With this undertaking, I experienced effective communication, team-work and most importantly becoming language/framework agnostic, because to identify security flaws, you have to understand whatever language the target machine runs on and work according to that.

After that, I had brief yet rewarding stint in competitive programming and gained actual hard programming skills and the ability to solve algorithmic puzzles. I was consistently ranked in the top tier of my college coding competitions.

Next, I moved onto Data Science and due to this foray, I was exposed to the R Language and also Python. I learnt everything about Data Engineering, Data Manipulation, Machine Learning Algorithms, Data Visualisation, Dashboard creation(R Shiny), back-end development and other related parts to be able to deliver end-to-end data science products. To test my understanding and for practical experience I created two highly impactful and useful web apps/ dashboards using R Shiny for the benefit of my college students. My experiences with the R Language pushed me into open source and I therefore worked as the core developer of a CRAN listed core package of the R Language as a part of Google Summer of Code 2020. I wrote some very low-level R code in order to successfully exceed my mentor's expectations and triumph my GSoC 2020 convincingly. In my final year, I've picked up cross-platform mobile application development using Flutter and made quite a few applications as personal projects. I've built a fully functional chat application completely wired with a backend database and secure authentication. Also, I've actively been developing projects in the MERN stack to brush my full-stack web development skills. I'm also proactive in learning the basics of devops to be a sufficient and fully functional developer :D

As for professional experience, I have had a successful summer research internship at Indian Institute of Technology, Patna in the field of Networking of Electric Vehicles in my 2nd year of graduation and in my 3rd year I was selected as a Google Summer of Code 2020 student developer for the R Project for Statistical Computing, where I successfully completed the task that I set for myself and went beyond the scope of the project into devops for a more holistic experience.

The decision to apply for Ethereum India Fellowship 2.0 stems from my own beliefs and experiences. Also, with the ongoing pandemic, I firmly believe that the adoption rate for tools backed by blockchain, will only rise. Thus I want to be a part of a company that is all set to cater to the needs of countless professionals very soon, enabling me to operate at a scale that might only be a distant dream for many developers.

Projects

NiftyDiscordMembers

NiftyDiscordMember is a platform where one can tokenize roles, channels of one's Discord servers. Buyers can buy NFT and access the creator's private channels by starting superfluid stream using NFT.Solidity, Infura, Ethereum, Nodejs, React.js, discord.js, Superfluid

Onchain Drona

The one-stop blockchain-based solution for habit creation/enforcement for people looking for that extra pushSolidity, Matic, Portis, Hardhat, Superfluid, Ethers, MERN

Solana Roads: Supercharging 🔥 Creator Communities

Solana roads is here to revolutionize the creator economy by supercharging creator communities by providing incentivised DeFi instruments for both the fans and the creators.React, Twitter API, Web3, solana, Serum

Skills

Solidity
Rust
Node.js
Ethereum
Flutter
Selenium
MERN Stack
RStudio

Experience

  • Sublime Finance - Blockchain Engineer
    July 2021 - Present

    Blockchain engineer at Sublime Finance, working on a credit solution leveraging social identity on the Ethereum ecosystem.