2023: Highlights

2023: Highlights

Achievements in the year 2023.

As a person with access to the privileges of society, only providing income tax is not enough; we should help others without any expectations.

Achievements πŸŽ‰

Volunteering πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

  • My questions and answers on Stack Overflow crossed 1 million views. Currently, 1.2 million views. I ended up in the top 22% of contributors worldwide in 2023. The previous year, I was in the top 25%.

Stackoverflow profile

The latest 15 articles of 2023

  • I attended two Wikimedia conferences, the Wiki Tech Summit, and the Wiki India Conference.

  • We have organized the most prominent Python programmer's conference in India with 1200+ attendees. This year, I have become a core member CFP lead. Back in PyCon 2019, I was a CFP reviewer.

  • I have started an AI newsletter under Odias in the AI/ML brand with ~1500 subscribers.

  • There has been a 50% increase in Twitter followers, from 500 to 750+.

  • There has been a 20% increase in LinkedIn followers, from 6000 to 7100.

  • I have reached Level 8 in Google Maps local guide with 7 million views on photos. It took me four years to reach from level 7 to level 8.

Map Local Guide

  • Become a member of the Open Street Map Foundation. Also, at the time of writing reached rank# 4 in India as per contributions in the last two months.

OSM Contributions

  • I started publishing my photos on Unsplash for free, got 15,000+ views, and the images were used 50+ times by others.

Unsplash stats

  • 20% more people requested my uploaded images on Wikimedia Commons. 1.7 million lifetime views till now.

  • Overall, there has been a 45% increase in views on my public contributions from 12.5 million to 18.1 million.

Souls Touched webpage screenshot

Academic πŸ“š

  • I have completed my M. Tech in Data Science from BITS Pilani this November. Since 2021, all weekends have been used by this course.

  • Resuming academics after nine years of work experience with all these side volunteering activities was inaccessible. Thanks to my wife, mentor, and manager for helping at every front.

There are a few setbacks as well. However, I managed to come over those. I hope 2024 will be full of excitement, new challenges, and many things to learn.