Opportunities in your pocket

Ashwin Kumar Uppala
2 min readJun 1, 2021

It wasn’t until an year after I joined college I was blown by the fact everything I needed was in my pocket this whole time! 📱

Chapter 1 : Hackathons

Hackathons are one of the best ways to Learn any tech in short span of time. This may not mean you’ll get mastery over the stack, but a good understanding of it.

So next time you want to learn a tech stack you fear, try using it in a hackathon instead. You’ll get comfy with it by the end of event.


Chapter 2 : Communities

If you’ve participated in a hackathon, chances are you’ll find loads of communities to join, you can join any (or many). Joining a community which has a similar mindset/goals as you will boost your growth by many folds. Don’t believe me? Just 2 months after I joined few developer communities online, I had participated in 10 hackathons, made 3 projects (2 full stack) and won 2 hackathons (and my first international win!). This would normally take me a year if it weren’t for the helpful community ( that’s right! everyone is ready to help you in community)

Some great communities

Chapter 3 : Power of Social Media

I never thought social media could make me more productive than eating up my screen time. Committing you’re tasks in public (also known as Learning in Public ) is a great way to maintain consistency in work towards you goal (you can’t cheat when everyone’s watching you 👀 )

Potential Platforms

  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Discord

The best part about all of this is that they are free and you can get them from the same device you’re reading this from

What are you waiting for? another push notification for opportunity? You don’t need it anymore, you’ve got the secrets now ;)

Thanks for reading!