Name: Shadab Zafar
Cryptography Data Mining Artificial Intelligence
C/C++ Python Lua Autohotkey Web dev technologies: HTML, JS, CSS. git: A distributed version control system
Internships & Projects
- Worked as a student developer in the Google Summer of Code program (2014) for MetaBrainz Inc.
My project was to create a new website (from scratch) for a python based tool and also add some new features to the tool itself.
For the web part, I used Python (with Flask) for the backend and Bootstrap to ease the pain of frontend development.
To make GUI based additions to the tool, I had to understand the workings of the Qt framework and its PyQt bindings.
- Created a web based code breaking challenge called 'Cryptex' for Algorythm 2014.
This was my first full stack web dev experience as I managed everything from the backend (which was written in PHP) to the frontend (Bootstrap again!)
On this, I recieved help (in both ideas and code) on small issues from some of my friends too.
- An Idea management site called 'IdeaBin' as a DBMS project.
I (along with two of my friends) am working on this currently.
It is a website that will help you manage your ideas and discuss them with people.
I am using the same technologies I used for my GSoC project i.e Python/Flask and Bootstrap. The mysql database will be interfaced via an ORM called sqlalchemy.
- Other web based projects
I have handled my fair share of web based stuff which includes Blogs (right now, I'm hosting on Ruby based Octopress) and silly one-off prototypes like creating an alternate interface to search GSoC projects (using Angular.js), charting my entire internet usage (using d3.js) or creating Windows Metro UI based personal site (using metroui.css)
- Small Scripts
I've written numerous scripts that perform one small task or the other, some examples are, sorting my downloads folder, shifting my wordpress blog to octopress, uploading screenshots to a webservice.
On Windows, I have really advanced knowledge of an automation language called AutoHotkey but for stuff that I need to get working on *nix platforms as well I just use Python.
- Contributions to various open source projects.
Contributed to some 3rd party plugins for Sublime Text (the editor I use.)
Wrote some posts for a Capture The Flag styled code breaking guide.