Kelvin DeCosta

About

I’m a senior undergraduate student studying Computer Science at Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.

I want to use my strong analytical and technical skills to create solutions that empower people.

Using my ability to grasp new information rapidly I can quickly learn and apply new technologies.

I am always looking to enhance my skills in Machine Learning, Data Science, Software Development, and Programming and for an environment that is challenging yet inspiring.

When I am free, I like to overanalyze television shows, play video-games and have fun with my friends.

Education

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - Dubai Campus

    Bachelor of Engineering - B.E., Computer Science
    Since Aug 2016

    During my time in Dubai, I participated in many hackathons, workshops, quizzes, and conferences. Over the years, I have maintained a 9.98 CGPA (on a scale of 10). I will be graduating in August 2020.

    Currently, I am the General Secretary of the ACM Student Chapter. I lead the Events Team in organizing programming workshops and competitions. As a member of the Executive Council of the Flummoxed quizzing club, I help organize quizzes on a variety of topics.

  • The Indian School, Bahrain

    High School Diploma
    Mar 2012 - May 2016

    As I got accustomed to studying alongside 12,000 students, I took up responsibility within the Student Council. I aced the AISSE (Class X) with a 10.0 GPA and received a merit certificate. During the following summer, I went on a two-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Nice, France as part of the Jules Verne French scholarship awarded by the French Government.

    I participated in science fairs, quizzes, model building, and miming. Finally, I passed the AISSCE (Class XII) with an overall grade of 96.2 % and a spot in the Principal’s Honor List.

Workshops

  • MLH : How to Collaborate with GitHub & GitKraken

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    An introductory workshop on git for collaboration
    Dec 2019
    • git
    • github
    • gitkraken

    As part of MLH Local Hack Day, I organized a workshop on the use of GitHub and GitKraken for collaboration.

  • ACM's Coding Bootcamp

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    A programming workshop for beginners
    Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
    • python
    • linux
    • git
    • github
    • javascript
    • keras
    • jupyter
    • requests
    • beautifulsoup

    With Mircosoft’s sponsorship, I organized a 10-week programming workshop for over 50 students. I also hosted multiple Capture the Flag events to evaluate the course.