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My journey from a Hacker to an Entrepreneur

My journey from a Hacker to an Entrepreneur

College is the excellent time to startup, you've got all of the power within the world, you have got lots of ideas, you don’t recognize the dynamics concerned in constructing a commercial enterprise, which is ideal in a way when you are just starting out and the excellent aspect is the biggest worry to your head is a way to reach the subsequent lecture on time.

It changed into the same with us, a group of brilliant excited hackers, looking to make a dent inside the universe.

February 2010, we need to do some thing, have a number of thoughts, however matters aren't clicking on. One day my exceptional pal isn't always capable of make thru Google telephonic interviews, bang! We determine we are going to make a platform for discussing laptop science ideas and getting ready for technical interviews. One lengthy year, we write code, we upload content material, once more write code and once more add content material, so we build MyCareerStack out of scratch.

After our re-launch in February 2012, we found out we do now not want to monetize this platform, and greater importantly we do not have clean path that we are heading to.

It become the primary time we were clearly going out of our cocoons in university, to meet human beings within the startup community. We did now not pitch any idea, we went with an goal to community and recognize how matters feature. It became a extraordinary enjoy, the group we joined become one of the pinnacle five groups, we interacted with designers, talked to business men and took gyan from mentors.

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Fast ahead four months, we've few matters happening, we understand what we need to do, however things are not simply falling in vicinity. I be part of Google, due to the fact my co-founder can’t come to Bangalore. We are anticipating the right moment to come.

This time I determined I will pitch an idea. We had been running within the mastering area for some time, and helping programmers learn how to code higher is our energy. So I pitch the idea ofJustCodeIt, our concept gets decided on, I get the right crew, we work our asses off over the weekend and the stop of the occasion we win the second spot. But a long way extra crucial than winning, it was the experience of building a MVD (minimal possible demo), starting from nothing however an concept, in less than 54 hours that made the event all the extra unique to us.

At the give up it become no longer about the demo of the product that we gave, but also about how we idea approximately advertising the product, how we concept about differentiating us from opposition, how we analyzed the market section, how we determined to try this one aspect that would create a worth effect. Apart from a gaggle of chocolates and feeling of elation, extra importantly, I took again the revel in of going via the numerous cycles of startup constructing which you could preferably undergo over a period of 6 months or more.

Just a month later.

I had been working days at Google and nights on our product. On the opposite hand my co-founder is juggling university and startup. Two proper matters passed off to us in the month of October, my co-founder were given permission from university to finish relaxation of his diploma remotely, and a long way larger than that we got selected within the GSF Accelerator application.

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We always knew in what area we want to construct a startup. We can make people code on line, we will create content for programmers, and we will drill down each code compilation to get performance metrics out of it. Since we by no means planned to monetize the mastering/discussion platform, so we decided to we need to go into recruitment and evaluation if we want the moolah to be coming in. At GSF, we pithched HackerEarth – a hiring platform to uncover excellent programmers and got selected.

HackerEarth is a platform that objectives to put real-international programming troubles at the center of the tech-hiring process. It permits Engineering Managers to create on line programming test across several programming languages and structures. The applicant’s code is compiled, tested, and evaluated the use of a variety of metrics to help businesses filter out candidates quick and appropriately. It is built for figuring out programmers who can fast healthy in together with your Engineering team.

HackerEarth is going to conduct a weekly walking programming task via the name of HackerWeekly beginning next week. The programming venture will not only have general interview questions but a few actual world problems take a look at your mettl. Looking ahead on your participation.

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