Star Contributor of the Month – Chirag Gupta

This month we are extremely excited to recognize Chirag Gupta as our star contributor for the month, and last of 2018! Chirag is our youngest Star Contributor to date! After working with Mifos through Google-Code-In as a student in 2016, Chirag has continued to contribute ever since! This year he served as a Google-Code-In Mentor, where he has mad a tremendous impact helping guide students in the same way he was during GCI only a few short years ago. In addition to being a GCI Mentor, Chirag has helped Mifos in numerous ways, including fixing bugs in our mobile pay app and web projects. We couldn’t have done Google Code-In this year without Chirag – he was there to welcome and help nearly every student. Keep up the great work, Chirag! We love having you as a part of our Mifos family!

Chirag Gupta –  Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Brief Bio:

I am a student currently in grade 10, currently living in India. I have been contributing to Mifos for just about over a year now!

Relevant Skills & O.S. Experience:  

Some of my relevant skills include: Android, Angular, Linux, Swagger and Java.

Chirag’s Impact:

Discovering Mifos:

I was going through the list of organizations participated in Google Code-in 2016 and Mifos was the one which was doing some serious work on a global issue – eradicating poverty.

Contributions Made to Date: 

I completed the Swagger project which originally was started by Sanyam (my mentor in GCI) as his GSoC project and I am really glad that it is rolling out in the newest version of the Fineract. I have fixed several bugs in the various mobile app projects, contributed a bit in web projects too. Last year, during GCI, I made several research reports and did documentation of different projects.

Current Projects: 

I have been working on Mifos Pay Mobile App which is a mobile wallet focused for the Indian market.

Impact on the Poor: 

Most probably, I have helped many financially poor people indirectly through the power of code.

What’s Rewarding about Working on Mifos:

Most rewarding part is deep down you know you are helping those financially poor people whom you see everyday.

Top Piece of Advice for Others in the Mifos Community:

This is really a great cause we are working towards, so put in as much as you can which will indirectly help financially poor people.

Fun Facts about Chirag

Favorite Food: 

Indian

Favorite Open Source Project: 

Mifos Pay Mobile App of Mifos Initiative

If Chirag Could Travel to One Place in the World: 

Singapore

Connect with Chirag

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corechirag/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/corechirag
Twitter: https://twitter.com/core_chirag
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