Kharagpur Winter of Code is a 5-week long online program for students who are new to open source software development. The program not only helps students to get involved in open source, but also prepares them for many open source summer programs; Google Summer of Code being one of them.

Open source is a source code that is made freely available for possible modification and redistribution. Being an open source enthusiast I love contributing to projects. Open source contribution is a very good way of brushing and developing your skills as this makes you experience with real world projects and communication with mentors.

During December month we got a list of projects to contribute in which we can make our contribution in as many projects we want. Though I participated in Kharagpur Winter of Code for the first time and it was a wounderful experience. I have contributed in projects named KnowledgeShare ,Attendance-Management-using-Face-Recognition, hashcode_web ,CGPA_ESTIMATOR.


Pull Request-In my first pull request I have added a tkinter based python project in KnowledgeShare. This project is based on adding and substracting two numbers made using python tkinter.

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Pull request-In my second pull request I have designed a transparent logo for project Attendance-Management-using-Face-Recognition. Though this pull request haven’t got merged yet.

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Pull Request-In my third pull request I have updated readme file. Made few changes like adding mentor profile ,contribution guidelines and many more to readme.

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Here is look to updated readme-


Pull Request-In this project I have made two commits. First is I have added a favicon for the project CGPA_ESTIMATOR.

In my second commit I have added cgpa to percentage calculation page

Link to my PR-

My Experience

Overall it was great journey ,I am looking forward to participate to KWoC again and again. Even mentors and whole KWoC team was too collaborative. Though I am new to programming soo couldn’t contribute much yet I made an attempt to solve few issues and make a successful PRs.

Undergrad. Open source and data enthusiast.