About A. K. S.

Software Architect | Nature Lover | Dreamer | Shiva Seeker | Himalayan Wanderer | Royal Enfield Biker

About me

Free will of the one!

A Siliguri (India) based web application, ecommerce and technology consultant. I’ve been playing around the web for over 16 years now, trying to do things I can feel proud of. I’m also the co-founder of Pixpa – a “Software as a Service” platform to build online portfolio websites. Here’s an interesting Business Today article on Pixpa. I started my career as a web application developer and have worked with companies like Sapient, GE and NIIT Tech for over 8 years, at various positions.

My work

I love what i do

I love my work and I like taking on exciting projects. I take pride in my code, and strive to make sure my code is not only elegant, but simple and organized. I love solving problems and making great ideas happen. New technologies get me excited and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. I am just a guy who loves what he does for a living and has two beautiful children. Though I am passionate and opinionated about my profession, I try not to take it, or myself, too seriously 🙂

My family

I believe, the love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. 

Wife

Neha

Wife
Daughter

Aashi

Daughter
Daughter

Anaya

Daughter
Myself

A. K. S.

Myself

My career

My professional career started in 2002 when I got selected for web / interactive developer at Zed Axis Technologies, a 200 people, Delhi based web development company. After working for several other small and big companies for over 8 years, i decided to form my own Technology Start-up – Pixpa in 2011. But, I was kicked-out of the company which I built with passion and by working countless days and nights. So I decided, I will not let anyone take control of my life, ever again! I am working on a few new ideas and hope to launch them soon, all by myself.

Joined Zed Axis

During this period, I worked as web developer on various e-learning projects, websites, and small web applications from reputed clients like NIIT, Credensys, Samsung, LG, IBM, Max New York Life, HCL etc.

Joined GE Capital

Scope of work included analyze, design & develop learning solutions for GE
companies like GE Health Care Systems, GE Power Systems, GE Aircraft Engines etc. Won ZD Champ Award for constantly delivering Zero Defect work. Gone through ID Basics Training and GD Basic Workshop.

Joined NIIT Tech

Scope of work included development of customized knowledge solutions and LMS integration. Also involved in requirement analysis, knowledge solution design, effort estimation, pricing and preparation of proposal document.

Joined Sapient Corp

Scope of work included mentoring a team of 8 Interactive Developers and providing them leadership and expertise to face day-to-day challenges. Providing support to the team, involved in maintenance and enhancement of sapient.com web site, macro sites and intranet applications. 

My Start-up

Founded Pixpa in 2011, a tech “SaaS” start-up focused to provide world class portfolio website platform for creative professionals. Designing application architecture, server and cloud services management, helping and guiding team with tackling technological challenges and supporting customers over call and email were some of my responsibilities as the CTO and Director of Pixpa. Pixpa was selected among 15 coolest start-up in 2013 by BT. Here’s an interesting Business Today article on Pixpa.

PIxpa

My current projects

Apple India

Completed AWS migration and website optimization of indiaistore.com Been working with Apple India team on regular basis for server infra and feature updates. [WordPress]

TCNS Clothing

Been working with TCNS team for ecommerce store wforwoman.com, in-store mobile app development and maintenance, including server optimization and security hardening. [Custom PHP]

JiMMYBARS!

Engaged with JiMMYBARS team on a regular basis, for website re-design and ecommerce store optimization, including server infra and feature updates. [WordPress and WooCommerce]

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