My name is Dhanraj. But you know that already. 😉
I am a stickler for geometrically accurate design language (My OCD kicks in when I see layouts that are not pixel perfect ◉_◉). I tend to prefer a design language which can anticipate user’s interaction and provide a great user experience. I am not only fond of creating beautiful, intuitive and accessible applications, I also make sure to write clean, maintainable and beautiful (subject to opinion) code.
My first job was at a small (and a really cool) startup where I learned to design and build Android and Web applications from the ground-up. I briefly worked as a freelancer when I was in Singapore for a couple of months, and contributed to building an internal audit tool for one of the top banks in Asia. Then I went on to design and build a near real time vehicle tracking system using Google Maps API and Socket.IO supporting hundreds of data points. I also worked on building tools to empower learning globally. Currently, I am working as an Engineer at Condé Nast, where I contribute on building consumer revenue products for brands like Architectural Digest, The New Yorker and many more.
I have built products using frameworks and libraries like
Svelte. I have used CSS frameworks like
Tailwind CSS, but I do prefer writing CSS from scratch. I use
NodeJS for building server side applications with frameworks like
HapiJS. I know my way around a database system and have worked with
MySQL. For automated deployment of applications, I have leveraged CI/CD tools like
Travis CI and
Netlify. For personal projects I use
When I’m not an individual contributor, or doing operational work, I spend my time mentoring junior engineers, help in conducting Technical Interviews and writing technical documentation. I also review Pull Requests and share knowledge on pair programming sessions with my direct reports and co-workers, all the while making sure they are happy, engaged, learning, and have what they need to be highly functional contributors.
I took the liberty to build a fancy Resume showcasing my work history in a timeline, coupled with some infographics for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! 🥂
Outside of work, I focus on completing (LOL?) my side projects, contribute a little bit to open-source software and try to solve problems on Stack Overflow. I love playing video games. I am currently playing No Man’s Sky and Control on my Xbox One S. I plan on upgrading to a Series X (when that thing is in stock 🙄).
I read a lot of Sci-Fi novels, and 2001: A Space Odessy currently tops the list. I am also a huge comic book nerd. 🦹
I recently bought a Rasberry Pi 3 which I plan on using to build an automation workflow by linking all Wi-Fi enabled devices in the house, kind of like Jarvis v0.1.
P.S: Feel free to reach out on Twitter if you want to chat. 💬 (I need… friends 🙃)