Pratishtha Abrol

Outreachy- Introducing Myself

“Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!” - Professor Dumbledore.

Hi, I am Pratishtha, a student at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. By day. At nights, you can find me in my room doing one out of my twelve thousand, one hundred and seventeen hobbies. I like to paint, to write, to dance, to swim, to play volleyball, learn languages, embroider, knit, and more that I cannot remember as I type this. I’d also like to learn to play the piano, sometime soon.

My professional and academic interests too, are broad; quantum computing, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, computer vision, graphics and natural language processing, physics of the world as we know it, and as we don’t yet, and mathematics as a tool to understand more. It invokes a wonder deep inside that compels me to find out more.

Curiosity makes us ask questions but with the Wisdom to ask the right ones, we can never stray from the path of self development and growth.

Often for me, taking the first step towards a goal requires Courage, which makes me fight against irrational self-doubt.

And lastly, Compassion, which makes me realise that I am not the only one with struggles in my life and that every individual has a story, that I want to understand.

My motivation to apply for Outreachy came from these 4 core values. Courage to take the first step, compassion and wisdom to understand my community and how I would be contributing to it’s progress. And curiosity, that lead me to TensorFlow.