Birsa Institute of Technology
Having the opportunity to learn from Pupilfirst professionals has been extremely beneficial to me. I didn't have a well-structured knowledge of NodeJs as I'm a self-taught programmer. However, the courses taught me the fundamentals of code structure and accepted project methods. The capstone project's challenges have improved my problem-solving abilities. This has piqued my interest in learning and exploring more. Furthermore, I'll be honored to serve as a TA. In the process, I'll improve my skills by assisting others. I'm excited to work with the Pupilfirst team!
Pune Institute of Computer Technology
Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering
Before joining the fellowship, all I knew was to code in a few languages but if asked to develop an entire web app on my own, I would have probably passed on the opportunity. Even with so many tutorials online, I often get confused about where to start and what topics are worth learning. That is when I chanced upon this fellowship and decided to give it a shot. I saw the coding assignment given to us as an opportunity to build a project for my Github profile and I even took the risk of coding in a language that I had only learnt for three months then. One thing led to the other and I am super grateful to have been selected for this fellowship! The 10-week training that we had, opened me up to the world of web development which I probably would not have explored without the motivation and sense of community I experienced from my mentors and peers. With a well-defined curriculum, we were encouraged to ask doubts no matter how small they were and I loved how we were pushed to explore concepts beyond the material given. Pointers on how programming in the tech industry should be done were immensely helpful and have changed the way I think while writing code. My first ever web app and first-ever pull request for an open-source project are only a few of many opportunities that this fellowship has created for me and I couldn't have asked for more!
Shri Hari L
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology
My Internship Journey with CoronaSafe Network was super amazing. It was very interesting to learn Web Development and build out tools for serving the nation. I have learnt technical skills like Functional Programming, working with MVCs and a lot more. I have also learnt soft skills including how to do pair programming, to work in teams, speaking etiquettes and more. I thank Pupilfirst, CoronaSafe & AICTE for giving me this opportunity!
Few weeks after my training started, I was very much motivated to learn more new stuff. It was really inspiring how my mentors were guiding me in each and every step. Once my training period was over, I joined with my mates in a project called ARIKE which is a centralized software system for Palliative Care. It made me even more excited to contribute to the Open Source World.
I even started digging the source code of most popular products. Later during the COVID-19 second wave, we worked on a project called LIFE which served the emergency leads to millions of people around the nation. It was a great experience while working on an application which just scaled up in a single week.
Later I worked on CARE, Patient Management System used by Coronasafe Network for pandemic management in Kerala. I could make myself contribute some translations for the project. Also, worked on its Dashboard, revamping its performance by implementing new frameworks. I thank all my mentors and my mates who worked with me.
I learnt a lot of new things while working with the team. My sincere gratitude to Pupilfirst, CoronaSafe Network and AICTE for providing this great opportunity for the students.
New Horizon College Of Engineering
Visvesvaraya Technological University
The CoronaSafe Fellowship was a one of a kind program which gave me a headstart in learning how software development happens in industry.
From the amazing training given by coaches, I was able to work with the latest tech stack on production level systems being used in multiple districts and pair programming with other interns and tech leads.
It enhanced both my tech and interpersonal skills. This is something I will always cherish.
CMR Institute of Technology
Visvesvaraya Technological University
I got to know about the programme from a friend of mine and I applied on the same day.
The application we had to develop as part of the admission task was to be built in 5 hours to 2 days and I was so excited about it and was able to complete it within 1-2 hours.
I had a lot of expectations, like getting mentorship, building a solid network of developers and the programme met every expectation of mine.
It helped me grow as a developer and taught me how to work with git and collaborate with the team.
KCG College of Technology
Coronasafe Engineering Fellowship Programme made it possible for me to write code that helps thousands of patients and doctors.
They gave me quality guidance and mentorship while also connecting me with industrial specialists.
Khavin Shankar G
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
I had a very productive, fun, and unique experience throughout my fellowship. I applied to this fellowship to improve my coding skills, but I got lots more out of it.
We had AMA sessions on Tuesdays with industry experts and entrepreneurs which were interesting and motivating. During our training, we happen to do assignments that will be reviewed, and suggestions on how to improve them further were given which was really helpful.
I learned new stacks like Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, rescript, React, and Django, some of which I never used before. I got first-hand experience working on applications that were in production and used by multiple state governments to combat COVID-19. The best part of this fellowship is that I met so many new people, fellow interns, coaches, developers, managers, and many others, all of them were easily approachable and helpful.
We did lots of peer coding with other fellows, which was new and interesting, this helped me learn new coding styles and approaches. To summarize all this in a single sentence, I had a very productive, fun, and unique experience throughout my fellowship.
Sandra Kakkarayil Jayakumar
College of Engineering Trivandrum
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (initially Kerala Technological University)
The 10-weeks fellowship programme helped me build a strong foundation in ruby, react and rescript. The hands-on tutorials and programming assignments helped me learn much better and faster. The mentors were approachable and really helpful in clearing my doubts and giving suggestions for improvements.
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
University of Delhi
Before the programme, I was completely unfamiliar with backend development. I only knew Android Dev.
But App development had some limitations related to version support and platform(even in cross platform app dev like Flutter etc). Also I wanted to solve some problems which can be portably accessed.
That inspired me to switch to web development and at that time I heard about Coronasafe Engineering Fellowship Programme, I was very much excited to have such experience. After the fellowship, I was able to enhance my backend dev skills with rails.
Also the interaction with other fellows and coaches help me to explore many things.
University Insititute of Engineering and Technology
The journey with CoronaSafe Network has been really amazing. I, being a developer, love to develop software products and tools which create value in other people's lives. CoronaSafe Network provided me with that opportunity.
Initially we had no knowledge of programming languages used in the software. We learnt new languages in a few weeks and then were working on building production applications in the 4th month. We had complete ownership of the work that we did. Constant guidance from the CoronaSafe Network team really helped me to improve and become a better software developer.
University Maharani College
University of Rajasthan
Coronasafe internship gave me the opportunity to get valuable hands-on experience and knowledge about how softwares actually works and are maintained. I have learned a lot of valuable skills which I will use throughout my future career. It is a great opportunity for interns to apply their knowledge to real life situations.
National Institute of Engineering
Visvesvaraya Technological University
The program helped me a lot to grow as an open source developer and taught me a ton of things about how to work in a team. It was a great opportunity to work on a real time project and help lakhs of people.
College of Engineering and Management
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
The fellowship not only taught me new technologies but also very valuable best practices, programming paradigms which is helping me a lot at work now. My favourite part was one to one interaction with the coaches as they were super fun and the most helpful!