Though hackathons aren’t a BIG thing for the techies, it has emerged special for Ravi Suhag. Born in Jhajjar, a small village in Bihar and completing his primary education in a Hindi-medium school, getting into the field of computers was completely strange for him.
I mean, for a kid spending most of his time along with his father in the farms, it’s absolutely sudden to participate in various hackathons and winning more of them! Well, Ravi did it!
Suhag’s introduction to computers began when he took admission in an Electronics Engineering institute and bought himself a comp of himself. Before buying a personal one for himself, he opted cyber cafes to get his hands over computers.
Suhag’s major aim was to build a resourceful website, but his financial conditions stopped him. So, Suhag decided to learn programming language, all by himself, and design an HTML website. As his progress in web technologies increased, he started a company in his third year (2010), Inspiration Edge.
After completing his graduation, Suhag looked up for a job in Hoopr as a web developer, which was his first step of prior success. Suhag went ahead and learnt the full technology stack to expand his abilities. Suhag worked at Hoppr for 10 months, and since then has been freelancing with multiple startups.
Till date he has participated in seven hackathons and won six of them including the latest hackathon by Sequoia, where he won the first place in Analytics track.
Currently, Ravi is consulting the students in Harward university, guiding them to be a part of a joint project from the Indian government. He is currently working for numerous multi-national websites and is training NIC developers to become an EXPERT!
Regarding his future, Ravi said that his dream was to have a maker space specifically for students, where they can work on things that will have an impact, and make innovative stuff.