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Sarah Masud

Contributor at ​Stanford Crowd Research Collective, and participant of Mozilla Winter of Security Code, 2014. I am volunteers with Women Who code, and Lean In Circles.

Education Jamia Millia Islamia, Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Engineering
Work DecisionStats, Mozilla
Skill C / C++, Java, PHP, Python, HTML / CSS, C#, R, SQL / MySQL, Git / Subversion

Education

  • Jamia Millia Islamia
    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Engineering
  • The Frank Anthony Public School
    High School, Science
  • The Frank Anthony Public School
    Intermediate

Work

  • June 2015 - July 2015
    DecisionStats, Intern
    Worked as a data scientist on ggplots and Rcpp packagesin R and Python. Contributed to codes and course content for the same.
  • September 2014 - February 2015
    Mozilla, Intern
    Worked on the initial development of OWASP ZAP scripted add-ons.

Projects

  • September 2015 - Present
    Topic modeling using Big Data Analytics
    To develop and improve algorithms for topic modeling over a distributed system.
  • October 2014 - Present
    JCATALOG
    A catalog for the Jamia female students. Cataloging the PGs and the hotels around the campus. Developed using Jekyll and Google Maps, and hosted on Github.
  • May 2014 - Present
    Snakes & Ladders
    2 player snake and ladder game. The game was developed to understand the concepts of Inter process communication using shared memory paradigm. The graphics were developed using NCurse
  • February 2015 - Present
    FDA’15
    Added as a part of events section under official Jamia website. The portal provided detailed information about the Faculty Development Program on Robotics, Mechanical Department, JMI.
  • Information Management System
    Developed as a part of DBMS project, a dynamic web portal for information management of Jamia Girls Hostel. It had 3 levels of views, with varying degree of administration for students and wardens.

Skills

  • C / C++

    Intermediate in C / C++

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • Java

    Intermediate in Java

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • PHP

    Beginner in PHP

    just started learning

  • Python

    Intermediate in Python

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • HTML / CSS

    Beginner in HTML / CSS

    just started learning

  • C#

    Beginner in C#

    just started learning

  • R

    Intermediate in R

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • SQL / MySQL

    Intermediate in SQL / MySQL

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • Git / Subversion

    Proficient in Git / Subversion

    have used this for multiple years

Questionnaire

What is your passion and why?

I am very passionate about open sourcing technologies, whether is using them, reading about them, sharing codes on Github or volunteering for them.
I feel that by contributing to the open source world, I will be able to do my bit of social work for the community at large, and still stay close to my roots of technology. I see open source as a great platform to empower and encourage more people to tech, specially the women.

Write 1-3 interesting things about your life overall.

I always take up work I feel I am under qualified for, even though they come with their share of failure, I love learning through my failures and mistakes.

What was your greatest accomplishment? How did you achieve it?

The greatest accomplishment so far has been successfully completing my summer internship at DecisionStats. It was tough to travel to the other end of the city for work, during the month of fasting. But my mentors were always encouraging of my work, I got to work on new technologies, blog about them and share the codes on Github. I enjoyed my longest streak of commits during my internship.

Tell us about the greatest adversity that you’ve overcome in your life.

The greatest adversity in my life has been my failure to say no and being guilty of refusing to help. Having decided to take control of the situation, I started with little thing- delegating work to other, staying away from lazy people, and saying no to events that did no value addition. Now I feel more confident, and less guilty of my NOs.

What areas are you having trouble with in your career or career prep that you haven't been able to find reliable advice about?

I aspire to be data scientist, and currently I am struggling to find some good open source data science projects to contribute to. Being a beginner in this field, I am not very confident of my skill, and need some exploratory work and mentor ship, to find the right tracks.

Networking Game Play Now

Would you be interested in joining a book club?

  • Absolutely!
  • Yeah, I think so.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No thank you.

Would you ever want to work at Google?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Do you like to blog?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Are you a Vegetarian or Vegan?

  • Yes, I'm Vegan.
  • Yes, I'm Vegetarian.
  • No, but I have been.
  • Nope.

Do you like running?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

How interested are you in volunteering for a non-profit right now?

  • Extremely! Actively looking.
  • Interested in the right position.
  • I'd consider it.
  • Not right now.

Have you worked in a developing country?

  • Yes, as a full time employee.
  • Yes, as an intern.
  • Yes, doing a small project.
  • No, I haven't.

Would you consider yourself eccentric?

  • Yes, extremely so!
  • Yes, somewhat.
  • Not really, but I can be.
  • No.

Do you like to practice Yoga?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Do you like everybody you meet?

  • Yeah I do!
  • Almost everybody.
  • More like half.
  • No, only a few.

Are you a morning person?

  • Yes, extremely so!
  • Yes, somewhat.
  • Not really, but I can be.
  • Nope.

Do you like intense political debates?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, they can be fun.
  • No, I don't like them.
  • I hate them!

Do you like attending hackathons?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, they can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like them.

Do you enjoy hiking?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Would you like to start your own company?

  • Yes! I did or want to soon.
  • Yes, in the next few years.
  • Not sure, but maybe sometime.
  • No.

Would you ever want to work at Uber?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Would you ever want to work at Apple?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Do you like going "offline", like camping for extended days?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Have you ever worked at a Non-Profit?

  • Yes, as a full time employee.
  • Yes, as an intern.
  • Yes, doing a small project.
  • No, I haven't.

Do you like to play Ultimate Frisbee?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Are you interested in finding world traveling buddies?

  • Definitely! Actively looking.
  • Yeah that would be nice.
  • Not sure, but possibly.
  • Nope.

Have you traveled to Africa before?

  • Yes, as a full time employee.
  • Yes, as an intern.
  • Yes, doing a small project.
  • No, I haven't.

Have you ever been in the military?

  • Yes, for over a year.
  • Yes, for a month to a year.
  • No, but I'd love to.
  • No.

Do you practice martial arts?

  • Yes, I've practiced for years!
  • Yes, moderately.
  • Yes, but only a little.
  • Nope.

Would you ever want to work at Microsoft?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Do you play college sports?

  • Yes, I play D-I.
  • Yes, I play D-III.
  • Yes, club or intramurals.
  • Nope.

Have you traveled to Vietnam?

  • Yes, for over a month.
  • Yes, for under a month.
  • No, but I'd love to.
  • No.

Would you consider yourself a musician?

  • Yes, I love to make music!
  • Yes, but I don't play regularly.
  • Yes, if it is very loosely defined.
  • Nope.

Do you know foreign languages?

  • Yes, I know 4+ languages.
  • Yes, I know 3 languages.
  • Yes, I know 2 languages.
  • No, I only know my language.

Do you often meditate?

  • Yes, every day.
  • Yes, once a week or so.
  • Yes, once in awhile.
  • Nope.

Have you traveled to India?

  • Yes, for over a month.
  • Yes, for under a month.
  • No, but I'd love to.
  • No.

Would you prefer to live in a city, suburb or rural area?

  • Definitely a city.
  • Definitely a suburb.
  • Definitely a rural area.
  • Depends on the situation.
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