The CharStream

Hi, I’m Amitosh Swain Mahapatra. I’m a student, open-source contributor from Cuttack, IN. I am a part-time full-stack web developer, and a natural language processing enthusiast.

I’ve created, as well as contributed to a number of open source projects using .NET, NodeJS, PHP, & Python.

I'm currently focused on NLP tasks of Indian languages.

I’m currently persuing my Bachelor in Technology in Computer Science and Engineering at College of Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar, IN.

Latest Posts

GSoC 2018: Kicking off the Coding

It’s May 14, and this is when we officially start coding for GSoC, 2018 edition. This time, I would be working on improving the Fedora Community App with the Fedora project. This marks the beginning of a journey of 3 months of coding, patching, debugging, git (mess) and the awesome discussions with my mentors and the community.

The State of the GSoC Payments for India 2017

One of the very interesting part of Google Summer of Code is the payments. It’s a large factor that will motivate you to continue your project amidst the very hot and humid Indian summer. Setting up the payment correctly is a really nervous experience, as the questions asked during sign-up are bewildering. I aim to answer some questions that came to my mind while signing up to Payoneeer. If you are new to GSoC, I hope this will be helpful for you.


GraphQL is a query language which allows clients specify what data is required, and exactly the same structure of the data is returned from the server. It provides an excellent alternative to traditional REST API designs. Depeloped internally and subsequently released publicly by Facebook, it is now being increasingly used in many websites such as Github.