I started reading and getting inspired by the excellent content of Smashing Magazine over 12 years ago, even before I started college. It was a dream to get published and featured at this site as a teenager.
🎖️ Today, I woke up to a tweet by SmashingMagazine and learned that I am featured on the homepage as a “Person of the Week“. I’m humbled beyond expression. Perfect start of the year.
It’s an absolute honor to be considered and featured on Smashing Magazine. Earlier my work has been featured in different forms like the wallpaper I designed and my open-source software libraries that were written about. I am also a small part of Smashing Magazine’s Experts Panel, where I help review content. But today’s feature is special for me.
I also love the fact that they chose to specify my open source work instead of everything else I do. Open source is a cause super close to my heart. I am a huge advocate of learning by open-sourcing code. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) has helped me be what I am today.
A significant amount of software released today relies on different open-source software. If you’re a young aspiring software engineer, my advice to you is to invest some time in helping out the open-source community.
Well, that’s about it. I want to thank everyone at Smashing Magazine for making my week (may as well be the year). Keep smashing!