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Sanyam Bhutani — Meet the Mentors

In this new series, we will take a look at our diverse and awesome mentor team here at MentorCruise. Building this platform wouldn’t have been possible without the support of them. Today, we are going to talk to Sanyam Bhutani.

Sanyam is a new mentor on MentorCruise. Visit his profile now and get mentored by him: https://mentorcruise.com/mentor/SanyamBhutani/.

Hey Sanyam! Before we get started, why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?

I’m a Deep Learning and Computer Vision Nerd from India.
I’m an active blogger of Deep Learning and Self Driving Cars on Medium.

Professionally, I’m a Fast AI International Fellow, an AI Geek Leader at the Nurture.ai Community, an Udacity Flying and Self Driving Car ND Student and Deep Learning Graduate.

My dream is to work on the next DeLorean (Back to the Future) and bring the wonders of Deep Learning to Agritech in my nation.

Over the years, you have worked on several different exciting projects and have collected a lot of experience. How did you get started? How did you get your first job?

I think I’ve always been attracted to Coding since quite a young age. 
My Hello World-breakthrough moment was writing a few nested ‘for-loops’ in High School to print patterns, in that moment I found my love for coding.

I joined my First internship right after High School, where I got to work on a Project involving Data Visualisation and basic Data Analysis. Thanks to the amazing guidance I received, I found my love for playing around with data and later AI.

On my learning path, I’ve worked on various Deep Learning and Computer Vision Projects (End to End), you can read more about them here: sanyambhutani.com. Currently I’m working on a drone and autonomous system to be developed for Native Indian Farms.

4. You are a co-founder at Init27. Can you tell us more about that?

init27 Labs is a way of giving back to the Community. 
We’re a group of Udacity graduates and Fast AI Fellows. We really want to help the community in their learning path and init27 is a medium to share our knowledge.

The dream was to keep it completely open source, hence It’s a non-profit and open to all ‘Lab’: where we’re putting out Tutorials for anyone who might want to get started on their Deep Learning journey or wants to try something new.

Right now we’re in early beta, but we plan do a complete launch this Fall.

PS, for the Linux Nerds: The name comes from init & the birthday of me and my-counder (27th). Hence init27.

5. You are a regular speaker at Tech conferences. How did you get started there?

I’ve always taken up Technical Speaking very seriously, I started by using my college’s platform: by taking part in every technical event happening on campus.

During my numerous internships, I tried getting involved in the On-Campus events and from the constant feedback and re-shaping I’ve improved at my speaking skills (which for me was a challenge since I take pride in calling myself a Coder, you’d understand if you watch Silicon valley 😎)

I delivered a few technical seminars in ONGC, at the IIT-Madras Campus which were really well received and appreciated.

The greatest achievement of my career was being invited to present at the Anaconda Conference ’18, being the only Undergrad and Indian presenter on board.

6. Why did you decide to become a mentor?

I was very lucky to be guided by amazing practitioners during my internships, and during my Fast AI International Fellowship.

Quite frankly, I wouldn’t have learnt a lot without their guidance.

I want to help anyone who wants to get started on their AI Learning path.

7. Now that you are a mentor — who would you like to mentor? What is your desired mentee like?

Anyone who is interested in building our Robotic overlords to help rule the world and take over humanity.
I’d like mentees that are fascinated by the ‘AGI’ dream as much as I personally am and are interested in building systems that’d help us bring closer to the dream.

Not a code jam winner, But definitely someone who is excited about AI and is willing to put in a few 5 to 9s for their passion.

8. Anything you would like to tell us?

I’m very excited and honoured to be part of such an amazing board of Mentors. (Also, Hail HYDRA!)

Sanyam is a new mentor on MentorCruise. Visit his profile now and get mentored by him: https://mentorcruise.com/mentor/SanyamBhutani/.

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