Mayank Sharma


Mayank Sharma



I am a motivated and inquisitive Electronics and Communication Engineering Senior at National Institute of Technology, Delhi. I have a strong tech stack(Java, Web, Android, Game Engine, Hardware development) and rich project experience including CERN Openlab, Google Summer of Code 2014 & 2015, FOSS contributions, engineering/designing API’s for software firms/startups and a couple of major hackathons (Education Category winner at HackHarvard 2015). I like to learn new tech and build projects that show why technology is awesome. I love contributing to FOSS. I was the Release Manager for OpenMRS Platform 2.0 and am currently working with their infrastructure team as the developer tools manager.

Proposals for this user

* Nice 'Gestures' via FOSS and ML

While movies like Harry Potter and Iron Man taught us many things, the only lesson that stood out for me was "there are really cool ways to interact with things around us". A missing piece of the puzzle to convert our hands into wands is gestures. There has been an incredible rise in the number and types of proprietary products for virtual reality, augmented reality and smart home systems in the last couple of years. However, the corporate atmosphere and market competition has stymied the true potential of such devices and they often restrict users, developers and hackers to a particular platform. I believe FOSS, a place where collaboration over competition is the driving force, is the key to 'alohomora' the doors to the next level of HCI. I hope you'll join me as I talk about one step in this direction!
Hacks 2017-04-01 06:39:56 +0000
Mayank Sharma