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Gaurav Shankar QA turned Back-end @Freshworks has written a series of stories about programming. He started programming about 5 years ago. He was naively brute-forcing every single problem that he would come across on platforms and later wonder why it would give him a TLE Error. After a few years, he was able to solve the same problem with all the same test cases. He is now working at Freshworks as a QA-turned-Back-end QA.