My name is Azhar Bande-Ali and I’m a recent grad from Georgia Tech where I earned a Bachelors in Computer Science. I’ve worked as a Web Developer at a small e-commerce store, Malani Jewelers, for more than 4 years. During my time there, I helped the redesign the website with a focus on improving sales and on creating an ambiance more relevant to our audience’s expectations. I was also responsible for undertaking several development projects that helped save manpower and improve product (description & quantity) accuracy. While at the small business, I was also expected to manage our advertising, customer management and other minor maintenance needs. I’m also a beast at making sales.
What have I done?
- SOAP: Yes, as outdated as it is, I’ve had the (mis?)fortune of having developed web applications using SOAP. A lot of inventory management code that I had to write required making SOAP calls to the remote server to make CRUDs to our store.
- Android: I’ve been an Android fan ever since its release in 2008. Been drooling over and obsessed with the first release of its SDK which came in handy when a group of friends showed interest in learning it last year. Those group of friends turned into a following of 25 people showing up every monday to learn Android. That evolved into a formal club at Tech called GIT MAD (Georgia Institute of Technology Mobile Applications Club) of which I was the Vice-President.
- Facebook: API buff that I am, my familiarity with Facebook’s API came in handy when I participated in their hackathon last year. I won a shiny award too.
- Others: Google Maps, WordPress, etc.
I won’t lie, blogging has come to be of interest to me mainly because of how impressed I’ve been with blogs that several of my friends have maintained while at Tech. Lack of motivation has kept me from having my own blog so far. So, after graduation, out of fear of forgetting to keep myself up to par with current technologies, I decided to start this blog so that I can keep reading and reflecting back on what I learned. Also, it never hurts to practice writing