February 20, 2019

Community Unpacked

My journey to set up a coding community in my college campus i.e. ALiAS LUCKNOW

Categories: niche Community
Tags: communities Coding Amity ALiAS Open-Source

The first time, getting introduced to the world of development, I was amazed! exploring a number of technologies in the initial days of my B.Tech just for the sake of knowledge and after working on few of them at last chose, web development as my primary field.
One of my classmate suggested me to join ALiAS, a coding community of Amity University, Noida which was the main branch of our college.

The biggest motivation lies within YOU


Starting with small projects like webpages, learning HTML + CSS + JS like every front-end developer out there, cheers !

I came across situations where I celebrated the success of my code and on the other hand irritated, when it did not worked, even after multiple attempts of mine. I asked my doubts in the community whatsapp group, became part of great discussions, listened to experiences etc. It was going perfect but….

Team Work

Soon, I realized that there were not much people involved into such productive things in my surrounding. Few of them were busy in mugging up the notes and most of them in typical college activities.
I came across my friends who had the will to learn, few of them even working in some fields but not progressing much. What we lacked was Guidance, Healthy Discussions, Doubts, Ideas, Collaboration, Team Work and much more but there was no appropriate solution to this in our college or surroundings.

It was time and we need to set up a COMMUNITY in our surrounding as well but we had no idea who will lead the same.

Not every time we’re in the lack of ideas but, we’re in the lack of courage to bring them alive !!


I was looking for some guidance until I came across one of my senior from the ALiAS community, Mr. Ayush Agarwal who encouraged me to open a sister community of ALiAS in Amity Lucknow. This marked the start of my real journey, not as a developer or mentor but as a leader, with in my support people from various fields whether they would be my friends, head community members etc.

I showed an immense interest to transform it into a successful community which is still in the process, and the best part being, it made me learn a lot which was not limited up to technical skills instead from management of events, to becoming a speaker, arranging webinars, promoting my juniors to indulge in the same, overall making an experience worth sharing.

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ALiAS LUCKNOW established in 2018 is a chapter of ALIAS (Amity Linux Assistance Sapience), Noida which is a part of well known coding societies in the NCR

We have a mutual aim to promote the use of open source among the students and help them become great developers in the future. The main motive of the club is to encourage students to code and make contributions to the open source projects, also, we have a mutual interest in working on great projects in teams to make innovations out of ideas.

Our community is not limited to a specific field instead we believe to strive in every direction, until perfection is achieved. We usually discuss our ideas in the college time apart from this all the members are added in a whatsapp group where knowledge sharing is on 24x7 basis.

Meetup

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.

~Coretta Scott King

We do organize meetups on particular topic by mutual discussion which gives everyone a chance to code and learn together about the technology within a healthy and competitive environment in the end proving to be a quality based community striving hard to reach levels of excellence.


I wrote this blog, in order to document a great experience and this method is inspired from Mr. Vipul Gupta, another mentor in the journey.

Author: Akshat Pande

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