An open letter, to the universe

Dear Mr. Universe,

How are you? I am writing, to express my gratitude. You’ve been kind, and I am thankful. Looking back, I realised how fine life has been to me. I’ve experienced all that is good on the earth.

I’ve loved my parents, my brother, my friends, a beautiful girl, a lovely kid and I’ve been loved back. What a joy it is. Sometimes, I’ve been kind to strangers and strangers have been kind to me – genuine compassion – I don’t have the writing ability to express the satisfaction of this emotion.

I’ve complained of being in a rut sometimes. All I meant, was that I was not being able to fight for a mission. The complaint was never about set-backs or failure to win – no win or loss is anyways permanent. But not being able to fight for a cause was frustrating. I couldn’t make peace with a mission-less life. I indeed was in a rut.

And then, you helped me actualise the dream which is the essence of my existence. You helped me find a mission which was worth “dying” for and helped me on a path where I had a fighting chance to fight for the mission. This is where you won me over all the way. I wish to make a point i.e. even if death happens in the next moment – it is eventually going to come to all of us, there is no running away from the universal truth that death is – I’ll die a happy man. I’ll be grateful for the life I’ve lived.

The mission is to bring in “The great Indian coding renaissance” and PepCoding is the flag, under which I’ll take the battle for this cause. I’ll make sure nothing else will matter but this cause. I’ll not let money, health, motivation become roadblocks - I’ll not let roadblocks be roadblocks. I am just glad; I got to fight for it. This is my fight and I’ll gladly take the wins and the losses; scars and the medals; heartbreaks, jubilations and the tribulations along the way. This is the only way I could live, a life of mission.

I’ve been advised by people wiser than myself, not to make goal declarations. I understand it makes sense – a lot of it – if you lose on a declared goal you lose face. But me being me, I’ll rather make a goal declaration. I’ll not let the fear of shame guide my expressions.

Here is what me and PepCoding have setup on achieving

To bring in The Great Indian Coding Renaissance

I’ve kept a single goal declaration to not let the emphasis be scattered, but a goal can never be clearly expressed without clearly defined and measurable metrics. Here are a few metrics we will hold ourselves against

  1. Our students becoming smart enough to be coveted by the best IT firms – the Microsofts, Apples, Google, Facebooks, Oracles and Amazons - across India and globe.
  2. Our students becoming smart enough to win the best coding competitions world – ICPC, Codejams and Hackercups.
  3. Our students ushering in the next wave of Indian start-ups – I’ll wish to believe that my students have enough raw talent to one day build companies like Googles and Microsofts, and I’ve enough talent to teach them the self-belief which will take them there.

It doesn’t matter whether the above will take 1 year, 5 years, 10 years or the entire life. I’ll love to die on my work-desk working for the goals and metrics mentioned above.

Thanks,

Sumeet Malik

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Sumeet Malik
CEO, Director

Dear Reader, This is me - the editor of pepcoding. In pepcoding we are trying to create a quality resource that makes learning computer science easier and more fun. If you find our resources useful, pepcoding will have served it's purpose.

We are a team of few ordinary wannabes, and we are trying to punch above our individual weight in pursuit of a common vision - impacting the way computer science is learnt and taught. India is right now living "The Great Indian Coding Renaissance". Pepcoding will live and die for it.

Rajneesh Kumar
Rajneesh Kumar
Teacher

With 3 years of expertise in Data Structures and Algorithms and 1 year experience as a Teaching Assistant, get the perfect support and guidance to succeed towards coding perfection.

Jasbir Singh
Jasbir Singh
Teacher

A graduate from IP University, connected with pep since its inception. Started my journey as a student to intern and now as a full-time employee at pep.I like to learn about new technologies and building new things with them.

Subhesh Thakur
Subhesh Thakur
Teacher

A student of DTU, 5* programmer at codechef.

Deepak Pannu
Deepak Pannu
Teacher

A Student turned Teaching Assistant turned Instructor. Not long ago while sitting among the students, I always wondered how I could replicate Sumeet Sir's way of teaching and make the best impact out of it. Now I am always on my feet to make sure that each student gets the same experience as I got with Sumeet Sir.

Jitender Punia
Jitender Punia
Teacher

Coding enthusiast, in pursuit of improvement. Learning and working with pepcoding.

Ujjwal Jindal
Ujjwal Jindal
Teacher

Mohit Behl
Mohit Behl
Teacher

Madhusudan Malik
Madhusudan Malik
Teaching Assistant

Sushant beriwal
Sushant beriwal
Teaching Assistant

Sidharth Nijhawan
Sidharth Nijhawan
Teaching Assistant

Kapil Chaudhary
Kapil Chaudhary
Teaching Assistant

Akash Garg
Akash Garg
Teaching Assistant

Harshit Narula
Harshit Narula
Teaching Assistant

Manisha Pawar
Manisha Pawar
Teaching Assistant

Sanjeev Kumar
Sanjeev Kumar
Teaching Assistant

Shreesh Tripathi
Shreesh Tripathi
Teaching Assistant

Moksh Sharma
Moksh Sharma
Business Development Executive

working as a Business Development Executive , graduated from NSIT in Manufacturing Processes and Automation Engineering. As a fresher, starting this new chapter of my life with such passionate people gives a perspective of world that a lot of people miss out on..

Rajan Jha
Rajan Jha
Sales Manager

The first face you will see at Pepcoding. I am THE ONE. Looking after customer sales and accounts at Pepcoding. I might not know all this coding, but I am the first test you have to clear to take admissions. With 10 years of experience in the education sector, it's always great to be around college kids.

Vikram Malik
Vikram Malik
UI Engineer

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

Sandeep Mann
Sandeep Mann
Sr. Manager (Marketing)

Whenever things go a bit sour in a work I'm doing, I always tell myself, You can do better than this.

Aakriti Jain
Aakriti Jain
Digital Marketing Executive

Anmol
Anmol
Marketing Manager (Krishna Nagar)

Neelima
Neelima
Center Head (Krishna Nagar)

Dhir Singh
Dhir Singh
Operations Manager (Krishna Nagar)

Neha Singh
Neha Singh
Team Lead

More than 8.5 years of experience as a fullstack developer, and my key skills are ASP.NET, C#, .net, SQL Server 2008, Web Services WCF, JavaScript, JQuery, ReactJs, bootstrap.

Abhishek Verma
Abhishek Verma
Software developer

Software developer by profession, a tech enthusiast by passion.On a pursuit of excellence.

Shivani Singh
Shivani Singh
Software Developer

Currently in Pepcoding, i am gathering so much learning which will help me to serve for the development of Organisation, developing and enhancing my skills and knowledge at the same instance of epoch. Apart from constant technical learning, i am also learning corporate culture here like how to be a part of effective team.

Sachi Malik
Sachi Malik
Software Developer Intern

Started as a student and now I am working as an intern in Web development. Work environment is pretty cool and gained a lot of knowledge in such a short time.