Hi! I'm Saksham, a student in software engineering at the University of Waterloo and I have a passion data science. I have a need for creative agency and write programs for the satisfaction it gives me. Other than that, I love figuring out large code bases, debugging, and working with big data.
Growing up I was always a curious child. This resulted in me forming a ton of random, seemingly unrelated hobbies incuding juggling, piano, drawing, and dancing. Of course, being a jack of all traits made it really hard for me to decide what to do with my life. For the majority of my teenage years I thought I wanted to be a doctor until after finishing grade 11 I came to the conclusion that I absolutely detest biology. It took me far too long to realize the irony in being doctor that hates biology.
This was around the same time I had started programming as a hobby, making small games with C# and XNA. Suddenly programming started to occupy my time more and more and I would often find myself coding alone in the study at 3AM. My own ability to concentrate on one thing for hours one thing frightened me.
As cliche as it may sound, I had never fallen for any activity as hard as I did for programming. For me, the feeling of having the ability of creation at the tips of my fingers was unparalleled. So, I went to night school to catch up on physics, and got into Software Engineering at Waterloo. Now, I am living my dream, meeting people who think like I do, have similar interests, and accept me for who I am. I have never been happier. :)