Meet Our Interns

  • 10/06/2016

Meet our interns!
We had a short interview with our new interns, Swojeet and Rabin, that joined the team just a week ago.
Since joining TECHRISE as students in August, they have been making amazing progress, and are well on their way to becoming great developers.
They are currently busy working on outside projects brought in from Japan and Canada, stepping outside of the lessons to apply their skills to real-world projects. 
Their dedication and passion has definitely brought them far in such a short amount of time.

We are so proud of them and happy to welcome them to the team!


Swojeet Kayastha

Q1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Swojeet Kayastha, and I am currently studying BSc. (Hons) Computing at The British College. I have always been interested in technology since childhood, but I dove deep into the world of technology only after high school. To describe my personality, i’m an easy going person that is easy to talk to.

Q2. How did you find out about TECHRISE?

I was going through some introductory chapters of Android App Development in Udemy, but I got stuck on some bugs so I decided to take a break by checking facebook. After browsing for a while, I saw an ad, “Become a web developer in 2 months. First ever coding bootcamp in Nepal.” I wondered if I could really become a web developer in a duration of 2 months. I clicked on the ad and read about the curriculum and the co-founders. I was really impressed by the curriculum and the mentor sessions, so  I decided to register for the program.

Q3. How did your typical day look like as a TECHRISE student?

Since I had my holidays, I could engage quite deeply with the course. I would study for 2-3 hours straight before taking a short break for some lunch or tea. I would use the TECHRISE  flashcards to note down confusing concepts, and would revise for a few moments the things I  learned in the last few hours.

Q4. How has the TECHRISE experience changed you?

Before joining TECHRISE, I knew some programming languages that I learned before at my college. However, the knowledge that I had about these languages weren’t  sufficient enough to build an entire application. But things took a turn after joining TECHRISE. Within a month, I gained enough skills to build an entire application. I’ve learned how to build an idea sharing app and an app similar to the web version of Instagram -  all in a month!

Q5. How did you become an intern at TECHRISE?

I had completed almost all the lessons when Takehiro asked if I, along with two other students, wanted to work on a project from Canada. I said yes. After a few weeks, he then asked me if I had enough time to work as an intern. It would basically be an extension of the project which we were working on, as well as an opportunity to work on some other projects. I was definitely interested and pretty excited, as it would be an opportunity to learn something more than the curriculum and work on real-world projects.

Q6. Tell us about your goals and dreams.

For now, my goal is to learn something much more than what is included in the curriculum, and try to build applications on my own without anybody’s help (except Google’s). Having mentors is one of the awesome parts about TECHRISE, but I believe that learning how to make an application without anyone’s help would be a great test to see what you’ve understood. It will also help boost my self-confidence. In the long run, I want to go into more advanced topics on Ruby on Rails. Mastering a framework would probably take years of practice, and with new features being added day by day, it might take more time than expected at the moment. I’m going to stick with Ruby on Rails and try to increase my skills on this framework for several years. I'm hoping Ruby on Rails will bring some more surprises to me in the upcoming years.   



Rabin Gaire

Q1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Rabin Gaire. I am currently studying Bsc.CSIT and am in my 4th semester at ACHS College. I am also a programmer, good son and good brother. I want to work while traveling. I guess that would be pretty difficult now because i’m so busy!

Q2. How did you find out about TECHRISE?

I found out about TECHRISE on facebook ad. After going to the TECHRISE website,  I saw that it was a bootcamp on Ruby on Rails.  I came to know that if I got selected,  then I could learn Html/CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Ruby on Rails and Git. These were all essential to building a great website.

Q3. How did your typical day look like as a TECHRISE student?

I go to college from 10 AM - 5 PM. After coming back, I used to go straight to my lessons online. If I ever got stuck or didn’t feel like I was getting it,  I messaged my mentor on slack. I asked a lot of questions to my mentor - sorry for disturbing all the time! There were mentor sessions every week, and I used to go to TECHRISE on that day for my mentor session. During my 1 on 1 mentor sessions, I asked about more complex questions that were hard to ask on slack. My mentor answered my questions and elaborated upon concepts that were related to my question. He also sent me blog posts related to my question, so that I could learn more on that topic even if it was not on the curriculum. Besides mentor sessions, there were events too, which in my opinion is one of the best features of TECHRISE. These events were about certain topics like blogging with Jekyll, getting us in touch with the Rails community in Nepal (outside speaker events), or for bonding among the TECHRISE team.

Q4. How has the TECHRISE experience changed you?

The experience with TECHRISE has been magical. I was lost before, but now I can see where I am going, and am really pursuing to become a good software developer. All the people at TECHRISE community are great. They are always welcoming with a big smile and laughter. The team is really friendly, and always there to help us even if they are busy.

TECHRISE has given me the courage to dive into more advanced topics on programming. I used to get scared and give up when there was difficult topic or concept. Now I try to break that into pieces and learn effectively. This is one of the best lessons I have learned from joining TECHRISE.

Q5. How did you become an intern at TECHRISE?

I was having a mentor session with my mentor Takehiro, when he asked me if I was interested in working on a project from Canada. That was huge for me. I was a little scared, but I said yes. After 2 weeks, Takehiro offered me a position as an Intern at Techrise. I was so happy -  I cannot explain it in words here. Now I am officially an intern at TECHRISE, and I am learning new things every day. I am challenging myself each day and I love it !

Q6. Tell us about your goals and dreams.

I have a dream of becoming a really successful person. I believe in seeing dreams. My idol is Mark Zuckerberg. I want to be like him. I want to build a platform that could change people’s lives, and quoting Mark Zuckerberg; “make the world a better place”. I also want to be a professor at a university, teaching the youth about code.



 

Thank you Swojeet and Rabin!

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