The only source of knowledge is experience.

All of the work is my own — definitely not the dog's


Leadership roles, apprenticeships and affiliations gained along the way.

  • Sep 2019 - Present

    Mars Rover for URC 2020

    AI and Compute division

    The objective of Team Antriksh is to design and build a next generation assistive Mars Rover to take on mars a Rover Mission 2020 by The Mars Society, USA by compete in the University rover challenge 2020. I'm in Computers and AI sub-team responsible for computer vision, robotic mapping, odometry, map-based coordinate plotting & planning (i.e. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping - SLAM) and drive algorithms. I juggle with Kinect, LIDAR, TensorRT, YOLO-V3.

  • May 2019 - Aug 2019

    Google Summer of Code

    Student Software Developer @OWASP

    The main aim of my project was to implement Top 10 IoT vulnerabilities which were published in 2018 by OWASP Foundation and at the same time building a vulnerable Vmware image which can help security professionals to test their skills and tools in a legal environment, help IoT/hardware developers better understand the processes of securing IoT devices and aid teachers/students to teach/learn IoT application security in a classroom environment. I got selected in first attempt during my freshmen year.

  • Aug 2019 - Present


    Founder & Current President

    Free And Open Source Club in Manipal University Jaipur to pump up the Open Source culture, encourage more people to get into Open Source Software Development and to awaken the Open Source spirit among students. Helped in organising the second edition of Manipal University Summer of Code.

  • Aug 2019 - Present

    Mozilla Campus

    Club Captain

    Mozilla Campus Clubs are Mozilla Clubs that take place at a University or College - These clubs take advantage of the unique learning environments of Universities and Colleges to bring students with a passion for technology together to build and innovate on open source projects that build the open web.

  • Aug 2019 - Dec 2019

    ACM Chapter

    Teaching Assistant

    Got selected in Mentorship Program by our local ACM Student Chapter and taught about Version-control systems (VCS) over the following weeks covering general idea of how VCS work, simultaneously focusing on Github software collaboration toolset and the underlying concepts including design & implementation of Git VCS. The slides are available on my GitHub profile.

  • Jul 2019 - Present

    DC9114 DEFCON

    Founding Member

    DC91141 is a DEFCON Group made up of hackers, tinkerers, makers and all the security enthusiasts from Jaipur.

  • Feb 2019 - Mar 2019


    Technical Projects Joint Head & Senior Webmaster

    Joint Head of Technical Projects, Senior Webmaster and Core member at our local IEEE Student Chapter, Manipal University Jaipur. All the positions were attained in my freshmen year. You can contact me over jointhead.technicalprojects@ieeemuj.com.

  • Sep 2018 – Dec 2018

    NASA-JPL Build-It-Yourself Rover

    Open Source Contributor

    The JPL Open Source Rover is an open source, build it yourself, scaled down version of the 6 wheel rover design that JPL uses to explore the surface of Mars. The Open Source Rover is designed almost entirely out of consumer off the shelf (COTS) parts. This project is intended to be a teaching and learning experience for those who want to get involved in mechanical engineering, software, electronics, or robotics.

  • October 2018

  • Oct 2018 - May 2019

    MIT LaunchX

    Business Mentor

    Mentored students allotted to me which were mainly from two high schools namely, Nord Anglia International School Dubai and Kodaikanal International School in LaunchX, an initiative by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

    Piltover Technologies

    Research Intern

    Worked under R&D department building real-time hand gesture recognition using the Myo armband.

  • Mar 2019 - Aug 2019

    Manipal University Jaipur

    Undergraduate Security Pen-tester

    Only student from freshmen year working as an security pen-tester and auditor along with two more students (from sophomore and upperclassmen). My job includes doing primary security audit of the university resources as well as working with professors to improve in-house university portals and applications.

  • May 2018 – Aug 2019 (consecutive)

    GirlScript Foundation

    Mentor, Project Admin

    Connect-Me was selected to be a part of GirlScript Summer of Code 2019 and was in top 15-20 projects internationally, I worked with enthusiastic developers from across the country and provided guidance.

  • November 2017

  • Dec 2017 - Present

    Open Source Design

    Team Leader at @opensourcedesign/india

    Community of designers and developers pushing more open design processes and improving the user experience and interface design of open source software.

  • Nov 2017 - Sep 2018


    Active Open Source Contributor & Maintainer

    While doing Google Code-in, I came across FOSSASIA, became an active open-source contributor. After GCI 2017, I participated in CodeHeat 2018. Months later, I built Connect-Me, donated the repository which made me the youngest project creator and maintainer in FOSSASIA.

  • Aug 2017 - Aug 2018

    Google CS First


    Mentored students and increased access and exposure to computer science (CS) education through in-school and after-school programs.

  • Nov 2017 – Jan 2018

    Google Code-in

    Contribution Winner @FOSSASIA

    Google Code-in was a contest that introduced pre-university students (ages 13-17) to open source software development. The contest was held for 10 years starting in November 2010 and wrapping up the final contest in January 2020.



Come on. I just reached Planet Earth.

Because every kid should get to be Tarzan for a day.

I chose left. For who? Guess!

Playing & jumping around all the time. Almost always got beaten for wandering over after recess.

My atheletic skills really started to shine. Broke many parts of my body.

Learnt things that every hostel provides. Found my first love i.e. Football. And later, started double dating Computer Science.

My love for football grew, while Physics made me curious and Computer Science made me powerful.

I have many plans. Let's see how they all forge.

If I continue, I'll love to pursue Masters in Computer Security.

I'll love to make contributions in Digital Privacy and/or Computer Security.

As usual, there's more to me than meets the eye. But you're not going to explore my life, right?

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Illustration of Piyush Raj. More or less.