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My name is Dhvani and I’m a Software Engineering student (class of 2023) at the University of Waterloo.

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Triaging Information

Just as patients are triaged in a hospital, information that you consume should also be triaged. When you come across an article/paper/book that you like, save it. Then after some time (to settle any infatuation), triage the source and only if it meets a threshold, commit to it. We live in the age of information. Every day we consume all sorts of information. We read emails sent to us by co-workers, watch videos explaining how proteins fold, read Paul Graham’s essays, try new products, read Tweets, papers, the news and the list just goes on....

December 3, 2020 · 4 min · Dhvani Patel

On debugging code, organizations, people, and yourself

What is debugging Most of us are familiar with the doer mindset which is about living in the world of action: writing code, creating music, meeting new people, taking on a new hobby, starting an organization, etc. When something goes wrong though, you need to go from a doer mindset to a debugging mindset. You’ve probably heard of debugging from programmers when they are working to remove software bugs1. However, debugging is not just a programmer state, but instead a mindset that is distinct from the doer mindset....

November 24, 2020 · 10 min · Dhvani Patel