Creative Cross Training
Creative Cross-training involves engaging yourself in activities and art forms that aren't your predominant speciality. Research has shown that this has a lot of positive impact on your primary vocation, and I believe that it makes me a better engineer and individual. So I indulge regularly in activities like boxing, playing keyboard, meditation and swimming.
I believe in taking care of my health, and have a rigorous fitness regimen consisting of HIIT workouts, boxing and functional training.
I love to write - I have contributed articles for publications like freeCodeCamp, Code Like a Girl and Hacker Noon. My topics are usually related to application development, startups and women in tech. Occasionally, I also write on some lesser serious topics on Quora.
I'm part of the editorial team for freeCodeCamp's blog (largest tech publication on medium.com), and article reviewer for Code Like a Girl - a space to amplify voices of women in tech.
Giving back to the community and helping those in need is something that I firmly believe in - and I do this by means of open source contributions, teaching and mentoring people. I've organized and taught at several programming related workshops, and am a classroom mentor at Udacity.
Anything related to science or psychology excites me a lot. If you are into topics like The Origin and Fate of the Universe, The Big Bang or Black Holes, or Biology - I would love to have a conversation with you! You'll find me pondering about such deep scientific / philosophical bullshit when I'm high (on water ;) ).