- First Post
The InceptionJuly 07,2020
Welcome to my blog. Before taking you all on this journey, I want to brief you about the things that will be covering in this first blog post. Starting with a brief outline of who I am, what I do, and importantly, why I decided to blog despite having never written a single article on the web.
I'm Vinod, a Computer Science undergrad currently at the end of my junior year. Due to my lack of interest in theoretical subjects, Refrained from studies throughout my high school life. I was fortunate enough to be guided by some of the best teachers, attend a supportive school despite the financial circumstances I was made unaware of by my loving parents. I mostly spent the time learning creative skills such as 3D modeling and Graphic design, hoping to pursue a career in the same stream. I decide to join an engineering course to please my parents since creative jobs aren't considered a profession in some parts of society. I had barely passed and couldn't convince them otherwise. The same grades couldn't afford me a college that I wanted to get into and had to stick to the allotted tier-3 college to stop being a financial burden.
I had my fair share of memories, the best and worst of my life. I had joined a college where there was no coding culture, and people expected grades to be the elixir for a prosperous life. I am fortunate to travel the path less traveled to have explored and for discovering the way of the world. I'm thankful to my past self for being a deviant and taking the risks of doing things that mattered for my professional development in terms of gaining new skills and learning by doing, and for not worrying about grades and cramming my way through the course.
Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve a lot of others or strikes out against humanity, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
My research interests are Computer Vision and Reinforcement learning, Majority of the upcoming blog posts will revolve around these topics, and the exciting developments in these fields. I am not a theoretician for the lack of aptitude or focus. I respect those who make progress in theory. I advocate for a simplistic style of programming, and I like fast prototyping of ideas, sometimes using unconventional engineering practices.