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About me

Hi there! I am a software developer, musician and a conversationalist. And I love to Make Cool Shit™

I like to be useful. I subscribe to the idea that information that does not translate into action is not knowledge and I like myself to stay at the edge of my knowledge. Technology, by definition, is the edge of human knowledge. So naturally I am in the tech world trying to solve a handful of meaningful problems.

I am deeply passionate about exploring different ideas, across many disciplines. I read stuff (but not as much as I would like myself to). I love to study psychology and philosophy. And science, of course. I identify as both a rationalist and an empiricist. I am fascinated by investigation of human psyche. I am deep in a pile of philosophical thought and I am always up for a conversation.

When work ends I am musician and an amateur writer and I love to talk to all sorts of people. I have been trying to write both music and a book for sometimes without much success. (Hopefully I can edit this page to change this line soon).

I occasionally write here about tech, philosophy and ideas. Reach out to me on social media if you want to talk about anything, all the links are in the footer.

Resume

Overview

I got into freelancing at 2018, writing code for people and helping them solve some interesting problems. And for past 4+ years, creating products for people has been my living.

I have joined Instawork as an full stack engineer in 2021. At Instawork, we are building a marketplace for blue collar jobs where people can find economic opportunities for themselves. Instawork is powered by Python/Django , so most of the code I write nowadays is in Python and Javascript,inevitably. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Work history
Full stack Engineer, Instawork Banaglore, May 2021 - Present
  • I am part of Product engineering team here at Instawork. We are solving some unique problems in the domain of flexible stuffing.
  • The tech stack I am using here is Python, Djanog, MySQL, Celery
  • Implemented product features that spans accros the entire tech stack
  • I am involved in introducting a message bus to the infrastucture of Instawork
Freelance developer 2018 - Present
  • I have solved a whole host of problems for my clients. Built working products from unclear-specs.
  • Managed multiple projects and delivered on time.
  • Primary tech stack I use is: Python/Django, Postgres, React/JS/Typescript and almighty AWS
  • I have automated workflows for my clients day to day work. Built full fledged webapps
  • Built full stack data analytics platform for online retailors. The pipeline included data gathering, scraping, data warehousing and reporting

Side projects

Resume builder

If you are here from a resume of mine chances are it is built using this app. It is a SaaS app that I built from scratch where you can record your work history once and compose a differnt resume for every job you apply in just a few clicks.

The backend is written in Python/Django and the frontend is written in JavaScript using React.

Github repo: malayh/resume_builder
Live at: Resume builder

This website

This website that you are currently looking at is developed using Django, bootstrap in less than 500 lines of code. I build this site to write about various things that I want to talk about. Visit my homepage to checkout articles I wrote.

HabitX: Chome plugin

Prevents me from mindlessly wondering in web by putting blockers on my way.

It's written in JavaScript using React

Github repo: malayh/habitx
Find at chorme store: Resume builder

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