Manank Patel

Studying CSE at BITS Pilani, Goa

About me

Hi I'm Manank, from Ahmedabad, currently a final year student persuing my bachelors at Birla Institute of Technology and Science - Pilani, Goa. I like computer systems, compilers (I often spend my time looking at assembly generated by various compilers and differences between them, like clang and gcc, sometimes clang/gcc and rust), Assembly, Operating Systems(I also spend my time following some linux kernel mailing lists), system performance and optimization. I'm fascinated by the history of Computers in general, things like the evolution of unix from when people from bell labs were working on multics, and the evolution of C and linux into what it is today. In my free time, I rice up my desktop setup(I use arch btw), try to bring absolutely anything I can in the terminal, surf hackernews, lwn and reddit etc.


I like reading books, both technical(favourates include The C Programming Language, and The Linux Device Drivers and others) and fiction(favourates include Veronika Decides to Die, The Honest Truth etc). I also like Photography, I have a Nikon D5300, a kit lens and 70-300 zoom lens.