When developers met the makers of Aadhaar

For those who’ve been following the HackerEarth platform over the past few months, you might have noticed a neat little product that we recently launched – AMA (ask me...

For those who’ve been following the HackerEarth platform over the past few months, you might have noticed a neat little product that we recently launched – AMA (ask me anything). It’s an online forum where eminent people conduct open discussions with our developer community. We ran a few top-quality AMAs in the past, but we kept it low key to validate the usefulness of the product. Initial reactions? Our developers loved it.

So after a few little steps, we took the proverbial giant leap. We called in the the chief architect of the soon-to-be world’s largest biometric identification system – Aadhaar. And to join him, the stellar investor and chairman of India’s first Twitter acquisition, who was also a key stakeholder in the Aadhaar project.

The result? Dr. Pramod Varma, chief architect of UIDAI, and Sanjay Swamy, managing partner of Angelprime Partners, spending 45 minutes answering over a hundred questions in what was possibly the first public, un-moderated discussion about Aadhaar, which was convened by its stakeholders.

In this AMA, we spoke scale:

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We asked questions about security:

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We asked questions about its future:

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We spoke about possibilities:

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We asked about security again:

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We asked so many questions, that it slightly overwhelmed our guests:

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Overall, it was a very new experience for our guests too. Dr. Pramod Varma said, “Amazing experience talking to developers via the HackerEarth AMA platform. Thoroughly enjoyed the rapid fire conversation. Wish we could spend more time with developer community like this. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.”

Sanjay tweeted his experience to the world as well:

You can view the complete AMA here – https://www.hackerearth.com/ama/we-are-pramod-k-varma-cheif-architect-uidai-and-sanjay-swamy-managing-partner-angelprime-partners-ask-us-anything/

AMAs on HackerEarth is going to be a regular update. Watch this space for more updates!

Don’t forget to register for the Aadhaar Hackathon – https://www.hackerearth.com/sprints/aadhaar-application-hackathon/

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