Star Contributor of the Month – Naman Dwivedi

We are recognizing Naman Dwivedi, one of our recent GSOC interns who excelled in his project and has continued to contribute extensively since the summer concluded. From the start, we had heard great things about Naman and he delivered beyond our highest expectations; despite not having full clarity around requirements  during the summer he was able to build an entire mobile wallet framework architecture using the Android Clean Architecture approach and two well-designed apps powered by that framework, PixieCollect and MifosPay. Apart from being an Android wiz, Naman is always available, extremely patient, very thorough, and has a strong grasp of the business requirements and strategic importance of the applications he’s building. Since GSOC concluded, Naman has been actively maintaining his codebases, assisting with QA, and assisting in a strategy to help bring these solutions like PixieCollect to market. We look forward to leveraging the gifts and talents of Naman for many eyars to come.

Naman Dwivedi – New Delhi, India

Brief Bio (in the words of Naman):

I am a final year undergraduate student at Delhi Technological University and have been working with Android for the past 3 years. I am an open source enthusiast and like to make my work available to everyone to contribute and use freely.

Relevant Skills & O.S. Experience: Android/Java, Swift, JavaScript. I also like to focus my work on design and always try to build a product that feels good to use.

Naman’s Impact:

Discovering Mifos:

I discovered Mifos through previous Google Summer Of Code interns in Mifos who were my friends. I was very positive of the Mifos community through feedback from my friends who have worked with Mifos earlier and hence I decided to apply in Mifos for my gsoc also.

Contributions Made to Date: 

I have contributed in creating a clean architecture based wallet framework based on top of Fineract backend that can be used in building different types of wallet implementations. One such implementation is a merchant focused wallet and payment collection system in India.

Current Projects: 

I am currently working on the mobile wallet framework and Pixie Collect app. I am looking forward to make Pixie Collect available to end users. I am also planning to work on Mifos mobile banking apps.

Impact on the Poor: 

The mobile wallet framework aims to help the small customers and merchants across different countries to be able to directly benefit from the core Mifos platform. This can result in an extended impact of the Mifos platform on consumers who don’t necessarily have to be directly engaged with Mifos through different  financial institutions.

What’s Rewarding about Working on Mifos:

It’s a great experience working at Mifos, the community is really engaging and eager to help each other. The work you do in the community is always appreciated and you feel motivated to contribute to the platform.

Top Piece of Advice for Others in the Mifos Community:

Actively engage in the discussions around the community. Feel free to ask questions and be ready to help other members of community.

Fun Facts about Naman

Favorite Food: Paneer Butter Masala

Favorite Open Source Project: Mifos, and Android OS

If Naman Could Travel to One Place in the World: Yosemite Valley

Interesting fact/tidbit about yourself you’d like to share: I love reading articles and I really enjoy playing counter strike and watching Air Crash Investigations

Connect with Naman

Websitehttp://naman-dwivedi.in

LinkedInhttps://linkedIn.com/in/naman14

GitHub – https://github.com/naman14

Facebookhttps://facebook.com/naman.dwivedi.10

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