LaunchPad

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MISSION

LaunchPad is a community of students dedicated to learning, building, and growing together. We provide a one-on-one, semester-long mentorship program to help freshmen students hit the ground running. We pair each incoming student with a talented upperclassman who will introduce them to the CS community at Purdue and guide them in creating a technical project of their choosing. Throughout the semester, we host events to foster a sense of community and to build technical skills. Our goal is to ensure that every incoming student is equipped with the knowledge and connections they’ll need to get the most out of their time at Purdue.

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Goals

MENTORSHIP

Navigate your first semester with the help of an experienced upperclassman.

LEARN

Learn useful and marketable skills outside of the classroom, like communication, teamwork, and mobile and web development.

COMMUNITY

Gain a sense of belonging, and join a community of passionate and driven students.

BUILD

Build a side project from scratch with the help of your mentor.

Organizers

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Abid Kaisani Trying to figure out the real meaning of "Swiftification"
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Lucas Tao taglines cause me stress
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Chris Bae Not exactly CS
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Aditya Kotalwar I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.
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Gargi Kand 5 foot 2 with some attitude

Mentors

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Cole Johnson I enjoy nature for more than just the pics
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Ritwik Bhardwaj If you can debug my code, I'll pay for your food on a Sunday night.
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Vedant Nevetia prefers using Helvetica pt. 12 when writing code
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Aashir Aumir cereal comes before milk
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Utkarsh Jain I'm sure you can find that error on stackoverflow.
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Peter Kfoury Some clown
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Aarti Panda Unwillingly addicted to coffee
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Pooja Tewari Programmer and Learner
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Aditya Dhingra I'm your vim guy :wq
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Sahil Ahluwalia If you aren't using Notepad as your primary code editor, you're doing it wrong.
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Lucas Hahn At least 5% clown
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Daniel Kambich Easy going and chill! Catch me coding at Lawson or playing sports at the Corec
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Ashwin Gokhale Like Aziz Ansari, but not as funny, successful, or brown
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Jungyoon Yu Nikon > Canon
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Indhu Meena Ramanathan isCoding() ? beHappy() : startCoding()
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Zachary Rich Probably drinking coffee somewhere
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Varun Gupta It takes money to make money.
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Emanuel Pituch Good at pretending that I know what I'm doing
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Carlo Cirrincione I spent way too much time trying to think of a witty tagline
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Andy Plank Future trophy husband
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Shwetha Umashanker If(you like spicy food==true) { We’ll get along; }
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Ria Chang y i k e s
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Nisarg Kolhe Loves problems and solving them, with tech.
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Kevin Xia Machine that turns boba into code
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Pranav Vasudha foosball god?!
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Syed Mudabbir Someday I will take over the world
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Jieun Lee Android user, not Apple
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Parth Shelgaonkar roses are red, violets are blue. i’ll help you pass 180 to 252..