First of all , let me share a bit about what is LGM-SOCโ€™21.

What is LGM-SOC?

LGM โ€” SOC is an online program designed to encourage student participation in open source software development under the guidance of mentors from the open-source community. As itโ€™s the present demand and studentsโ€™ need, so we come with LGM-SOC. :


  • All you need to be is a student ready to grab a learning opportunity
  • Accepted into or enrolled in a graduate program by the studentโ€™s acceptance date.
  • Eligible to work in the country you reside in.
  • It is absolutely free for participants.

How I came to know about LGM-SOC?

I found this open-sourceโ€ฆ

โ€ข They will keep doing enjoyment, you should start doing coding, DSA, designing, whatever your dream isโœŒ๏ธ

โ€ข They will keep procrastinating, you should start start acting๐Ÿ‘

โ€ข They will keep laughing at your denial of academics (imp as well) to do coding and DSA, you should keep moving๐Ÿ˜Ž

โ€ข They will keep scrolling Instagram liking tasty food, you should think how to build presence on LinkedIn๐Ÿค”

โ€ข They will be in denial mode always, you should think of how to act on feedbacks๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

โ€ข They will keep asking for referrals, your connections will be open to refer you anytime๐Ÿ˜


What special thing can we do as a programmer to standout ourselves from others to shortlist our resume?
Any one of these will help:

1. Made an android/ios app that is live on the play store. More number of downloads will be a great plus.

2. Made a website that has a link and is live. More number of daily active users will be a great plus.

3. A star competitive programmer having great rating on online coding platforms like CodeChef, CodeForces etc.

4. Made a great machine learning project with a live demo on GitHub. Having a good rating on GitHub will be a great plus.

5. Have participated in open source contributions through GSOC etc.

Choose the one and do which maximum people are not able to do. That will help you stand out.

Good luck :)

After one rat race (JEE) ๐Ÿ€
I have successfully entered the next one (College Placements) ๐Ÿ€

As I have interacted with many people placed in decent companies (thanks to LinkedIn) ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป
I have observed that competition was not tough back then, and they have agreed to that as well.๐Ÿ˜

Students have searched for โ€œJEE in X monthsโ€
now it has changed to โ€œFAANG in x monthsโ€ ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

There were roadmaps for IIT,
now there are roadmaps for Placements.๐Ÿ˜

Students were asking which books to do for JEE
now, they are asking which coding platform to use ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

JEE coaching wasโ€ฆ

People go crazy about #FAANG ( Facebook , Amazon , Apple , Netflix , Google) but there are many other alternatives that you should consider.

Some of them are having excellent work-culture and you can get upto 60โ€“80 LPA package or may be more. ๐Ÿš€

Here is a random list of such companies:

1. Intuit
2 Microsoft
3. Jp Morgan & Co
4. Hackerrank
5. Goldman Sachs
6. Arcesium
7. D.E. Shaw
8. McAfee
9. Atlassian
10. Codenation
11. Uber
12. Flipkart
13. Gitlab
14. InMobi
15. LinkedIn
16. Morgan Stanley
17. Paytm
18. PayPal
19. Tower Research Capital
20. Gojek
21. Nasdaq
22. MindTickle
23. Informatica
24. Zeta Suite
25. Razor Pay
26. Udaan
27. Myntra
28. Adobe
29. CureFit
30. ShareChat
31. Ola
32. Expedia
33. Sprinklr
34. Nutanix
35. Zomato
36. Yelp


This question never gets old. I gave it a thought and have prepared an analogy to understand their relationship better.

Lets us say that DSA is the skill of driving and competitive programming is the skill of racing, and the employer requires a driver.

1. If you aim to get the job, you should know how to drive.

2. Racing is just a sport, but cannot be done if you donโ€™t know driving beforehand.

3. For becoming a driver, you need to know more than just driving a car, hence a pro racer might actuallyโ€ฆ

Navneet :- Can you tell me how to ask for a referral to someone for a SDE role at top product based companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon.

Me :-
Hello Sir/Mam,

I am so glad to find that you work at *****.

Could you please give me a referral for SDE at *****? It will speedup the timeline of my interview process.

This is me in short:-

I am currently pursuing my Bachelorโ€™s from *****.

Taking about my Technical skills, I am skilled in Data Structures and Algorithms. I have solved more than **** problems on LeetCodeโ€ฆ

1. ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด
- If you are into CP, then this website may help.
- You can keep all your coding profile links in one place.
- Know about the upcoming contests on various coding platforms.

2. ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ผ. ๐—ฐ๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
- If you like to participate in hackathons, then this website is for you.
- This website list many upcoming hackathons.

3. ๐—”๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—น .๐—ฐ๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ท๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€.
- This website helps in finding jobs and internships in startups.

4. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ .๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—œ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ.
- This website helps you in reviewing your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Shubhankar Poddar

Hola๐Ÿ–, Iโ€™m Currently a Sophomore student @MMMUT !

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