I develop software for a living, but I am not an engineer — at least not by my Bachelor's degree (BSc, and not the coveted BTech). I majored in Computer Science in college simply because I enjoyed studying it in school — which is why becoming an engineer was not a goal for me — which is also why I pursued a research Master's program in France. I have always believed that if one can follow one's passion, everything else falls into place.
What my name means
I was named after the Indian emperor Chandragupta Maurya who unified most of medieval India into one kingdom. In Bengali (মৌর্য্য সেন), Maurya is pronounced with a "j" — MOH-OOR-JOE.
Things I find interesting
Algorithms and beautiful architecture and implementing them as programs.
The beauty of code lies in the architecture, the ideas, the grander algorithms and strategies that code represents.
— Jeff Atwood
Sleek and elegant UX — although I am a backend developer.
Automating repetitive tasks — like a script to reconnect to my internet portal.
Popluar science shows — like Vsauce and Veritasium.
Music from the 60s-70s and রবীন্দ্রসংগীত.
Things I wish I did more
Learning new things — both programming and non-programming.
Contributing to open source.
Spending less time with the instant gratification monkey.
Backpacking across Bengal — Shantiniketan to Darjeeling.
Writing a blog and Quora answers.
Reading Bengali literature.