Money Management Failed !!!

Managing money is getting difficult. As I already mentioned my intention of keeping track of my expenses but so far all I have got is failure. I tried to keep track of all expenses but couldn’t. Tomorrow I’m moving to my paying guest (PG) accommodation and I hope that my expenses would come down and then it would be easier to keep track.

Anyways I have enjoyed my stay thus far and looking forward to some more good experience.

Hyderabad – My new but temp home

Well end of 2013 has been hectic and I couldn’t post anything. So here it is,  a long delayed post. First of all a good or may be not so good news that I shifted to Hyderabad. I already posted about getting placed in Accenture and for that very reason I had to relocate to Hyderabad. Since its the first time I’ll be leaving my home for the first time so I was excited as well as sad at the same time. Once I got there for first 2-3 days I found it very difficult, washing clothes, ironing them, keeping things save etc. but soon I became use to it.

Well enough about past. Its my 5th day here and I have realized the value of both home and money. Its getting very difficult to find a good accommodation because of my peers preferring flat as opposed to paying guest kind of accommodation. But since I am don’t have any friends over here I’ll have to adjust.  One  more thing I’m little concerned about is money management because I never had to manage it on my own and hence I have decided that from now on I’ll keep track of all the spending that I do so that I don’t spend extravagantly.

There is no denial that I want to go back to my home but its a fact that I can’t for 1-2 years.  I’m just keeping my fingers crossed  and hoping for the best.

Doomsday – The day of my placement

This is the blog post I wanted to write since quite some time but somehow couldn’t . This post is about my placement journey which started with Amazon and ended with Accenture.  So here it goes.

Amazon was the first company lined up this placement season. Nearly 600 students sat for the written test out of which only 28 could qualify and unfortunately i wasn’t one of them.

Next company was Deloitte LLC , its test was conducted by Aspiring Minds. There were around 600 students out of which 152 students qualified for the GD/PI. This time too my name wasn’t in the list. I felt really really bad. Part of this feel was because all of my friends cleared the test :P.

Another company, S&P Capital IQ was lined up. I collected my self up and got ready for yet another test. This time the requirements were high and only 100 students sat for the test. 38 students were shortlisted for further process but my streak continued and my name was once again not in the list. This was the breaking point for me. I couldn’t comprehend the things going on with me. Although I wasn’t the only one who failed in all these tests but surely this was something new for me. I couldn’t stop thinking about the worse REMAINING UNPLACED!!!

The next company lined up was Accenutre , it was a mass recruiter with 600+ vacancies and the situation was like its now or never. I buckled up and revisited all the concepts in quantitative and reasoning parts before the exam and then came the test day. I reached the college at 8:30AM and to my surprise 70% of students were already waiting outside the labs. This showed how important and tough it was going to be.And then the test started I took a deep breath and the test begun. Questions were mixed or may be I was puzzled but somehow I finished the test and came out. After one week the result was declared. I got the mail from TNP cell .The mail had the list of 700 students selected for the interview round. My heart started beating like hell. My hands were shivering and I couldn’t even type my name to search it. Part of this shivering was from fear of yet another failure.But somehow i managed the courage to type my name and hit the search button and there it goes, this time my name was there in the list. The streak was broken and I was shortlisted for the interviews. WOOHOO!!!.

And then came the Doomsday the interview day. My name was called up for the interview and I was made to sit for approximately 2 hours before the interview. I was sitting outside my interview room looking at students going in and coming out. It was the first time that I was sitting so quiet and waiting for my turn. Then came my turn. Interview went well, I can’t say more on that. It just went!. Then another interview with HR and the process was over. I came out of the HR interview called my mom told her about the experience, then called my friends and told them too. Overall my interviews went good and I was confident but you can’t be sure until everything finalized. On my way back to home all I could think was more clever answers to the questions asked and the question whether I’ll be selected or not. After 5 long days which seemed like 5 months the result came out and  fortunately my name was there in the list. I was on the ninth cloud. All I could manage was a big and weird smile on my face. I took a deep breath and said Now It Ends… :).

I’m writing this post after so many days of placements but I can still feel the same vibe while writing this.

Perl-A new tool under my belt

This summer was yet another cool summer and as a part of summer learning I learnt Perl the most awesome language under my tool-belt. It all started with a mission of learning a new scripting language. With two options in my head, Python and Perl, the choice was obvious due to my history with Python. So I grabbed a copy of Learning Perl the best book for the beginners. In fact its the best book I have read till the date.  Its concepts are divided into three levels/books namely Learning Perl, Intermediate Perl and Mastering Perl. I started reading the book and found myself enjoying the concepts. One best thing about the book was exercises after every chapter to gauge your learning and it proved its worth. I read the book from cover to cover and did all the exercises. It took me 20 days to read the book and you can find my solutions at my github repository.

I want to share some of the coolest features of the language

  • Perl is the language with the most cryptic syntax, yet its cool.
  • It has a very strong and powerful regular expression engine which has loads of features which is not available in languages.
  • Binding Operator (~=), Substitution (s///) and Smart Matching (~~) are another cool features.
  • Highly useful control structures like given-when and naked block control.
  • It has redo operator which is not available in other languages.
  • It has a huge community in form of PerlMonks and a huge modules repo CPAN.

I loved my learning of this cool language and still continuing my voyage..

P.S. Currently I’m reading Intermediate Perl.

The Injustice

8 moths ago i started this blog to share my coding experience but since then i found it very hard to take out some time and write for the blog.  I almost forgot about its existence , but toady i got some free time and i thought to pen down my feelings about not being able to do justice to this blog .  Hence i have promised to myself to take out some time weekly and write , although i’m not very good at keeping my promises but just hope to live up-to it . From now onward i’ll try to share the  stuff with everyone ( well another promise ) and keep this blog updated .

In my next post ( which will be coming very soon ) i’ll share  my experience of Java Atmosphere Framework . Till then just hoping to find out some spare time to write.

Hello Blogging!!!

Inspired by my friend’s habit of blogging and sharing what they do i planned to have my personal blog started and after two hours of this thought here it is my own blog. This is my first blog post so it’s a bit random , its about my experience of getting this blog up. After the thought of having my blog struck my mind the next word that came to my mind was “WordPress”. For those who don’t know what WordPress is here is a definition copied down from there website.  WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. My next question was where will i host my blog, with two options in my mind (1) default wordpress hosting and domain (2) OpenShift Cloud hosting with my own domain i chose the second one because of easy setup of wordpress application with OpenShift. With only two clicks and entering  my application name my blog was up in few minutes ,but editing the default template provided by wordpress and selecting a good looking theme, changing appearance of the blog took a lot of time. After all this the time was to have my first blog post. With no experience of  writing blogs it was a tough task to pen down my first post so i thought to make it as simple and short as possible. Setting up the blog and writing down my first blog post filled me with great enthusiasm and i felt the wowness of writing blogs and sharing your experience with other.