Meet Eshaan Aggarwal

Eshaan is one of our 2023 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) participants working on our Talawa projects. He started participating earlier this year, and was formally accepted as a GSoC participant in May. He has been collaborating with other participants and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests

Welcome Eshaan!


Hi! I am Eshaan Aggarwal, the developer-next-door from India. I am in my pre-final year and am pursuing B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT BHU (Varanasi). I have always been passionate about technology, for it is the tool that helps to bridge the gap between imagination and reality! When I’m not nerd-ing out about Vue, you can probably find me vibing to Spotify on my headphones that I never leave behind. I love desserts, blurry pictures, sweatshirts, and smiles!

My father always said that success lies in addressing small, overlooked issues ordinary individuals face. He emphasized that by solving problems so ingrained in people’s lives that they no longer consider them problematic, one can create a product that resonates with the masses. This philosophy has become the guiding principle of my aspirations. The Talawa project aligns perfectly with this virtue, for we aim to solve a simple problem: letting communities manage and organize themselves in an intuitive manner! This project could reform all communities, irrespective of their size or technological know-how!

Also, this bio would certainly be incomplete without mentioning my love for Open Source! Ever since my freshman year, I have been lucky enough to be a member of multiple open-source communities, and the learnings that I have gained from them (both technical and interpersonal) are something that forms the backbone of my personality. The inclusivity and the willingness to help others learn is something that even today feels too good to be true!

Meet Aashima Wadhwa

Aashima is one of our 2023 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) participants working on our Talawa projects. She started participating earlier this year, and was formally accepted as a GSoC participant in May. She has been collaborating with other participants and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests.

Welcome Aashima!


Hey, I’m Aashima, and I’ve been accepted as a GSOC 2023 contributor. Speaking about myself, open source has consistently empowered and encouraged me in my tech career. Among all the projects I’ve contributed to in my open source journey, Talawa has been the one where I’ve made the most significant contributions. Professionally, this project has taught me a great deal.

I love how “Talawa is truly by the people and for the people.”

Meet Nitya Pasrija

Nitya is one of our 2023 Outreschy participants working on our Talawa projects. She started participating earlier this year, and was formally accepted as an Outreachy participant in May. She has been collaborating with other participants and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests.

Welcome Nitya!


I am an enthusiastic individual currently pursuing studies at IGDTUW, with a strong inclination towards open-source projects and a passion for collaborating with like-minded individuals. Apart from my academic pursuits, I find joy in basketball, design, and music, which provide me with a well-rounded perspective on life.

In my journey, Talawa has played a transformative role, making a significant difference in my life. It has become a cornerstone for my professional growth, offering a unique space where I can thrive and contribute. More than just a platform, Talawa has given me the chance to engage with a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, further fueling my passion for open-source projects and motivating me to push boundaries. It has empowered me to make a positive impact and inspired me to continue exploring the endless possibilities 🙂

Meet Ayush Chaudhary

Ayush is one of our 2023 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) participants working on our Talawa projects. He started participating earlier this year, and was formally accepted as a GSoC participant in May. He has been collaborating with other participants and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests.

Welcome Ayush!


I am a passionate individual studying at IIT Roorkee, with a deep love for solving real-life problems. Since my school days, I have been fascinated by the field of Computer Science, which has fueled my interest in software development. I excel in Flutter and have worked on captivating projects, showcasing my proficiency in building softwares.

Additionally, I am a National Silver Medalist in javelin throw under-16 and a State-level Silver Medalist in basketball under-17, demonstrating my dedication and talent in both individual and team sports. With a well-rounded skill set and a drive to make a difference, I am eager to apply my knowledge and experiences to contribute to meaningful solutions in the future.

Talawa has been a life-changing experience for me, far surpassing its role as a mobile app. It has been a catalyst for personal growth, introducing me to amazing people, expanding my technical skills, and providing invaluable guidance from experienced mentors. Talawa has transformed my life in profound ways, empowering me to embrace new challenges, forge meaningful connections, and embark on a path of continuous learning and self-discovery.

Meet Jamari McFarlane

Jamari is one of our 2023 Calico Callenge participants working on our Talawa projects. He started participating earlier this year, and was formally accepted in June. He has been collaborating with other participants and mentors on his various GitHub pull requests.

Welcome Jamari!


I’m Jamari McFarlane from Jamaica, a participant in the 2023 Calico Challenge, and a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at the University of the West Indies Mona.

I began programming during my early high school years when I discovered Python. Back then, I spent a lot of time coding simple console programs, solving programming challenges, and running automation scripts on any site that would allow me to. As time went on, my curiosity led me to explore other areas of this field, ultimately sparking my interest in web development.

Web development soon became my calling, and my desire to excel at it continued to grow. I soon found myself immersed in numerous web projects and often experimenting with the most interesting features of emerging technologies. It didn’t take long for me to develop an eagerness to step foot into the realm of professional development, and the Calico Challenge provided the perfect avenue for me to do just that, for which I’m extremely grateful.

Away from coding, you’ll usually find me involved in some kind of sporting activity or fully immersed in the world of online chess-playing, watching, or discussing games. Alternatively, I might be exploring the depths of Quora or listening to hours of songs on YouTube.