Anantha Kumaran random thoughts
Bangalore, India.

Work Experience

Application Developer - ActiveSphere Feb 2012 - Present

Working as a consultant. Some of the client projects include

Midtrans - a leading payment gateway in Indonesia. I helped them migrate their notification system to Elixir stack to improve the performance and decrease resource consumption. I am also part of the team which develops the snap product, an embeddable payment form.

EnerNOC - I was a core member of the team that developed Energy Manager, a web app used by professionals to visualize and understand energy usage. I have touched many parts of the system. My main contribution includes writing and improving various charts like load profile, consumption, heatmap etc using d3. I have also written an automated test system to generate charts for various combinations of state and compare their screenshots with previous versions to catch regression and a library named μ to compress url parameters.

Placeley - I was part of the two member team that developed the web app and the backend for placeley, a geo location social network for places.

Software Programmer - Bitstat Technologies Pvt Ltd Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Developed and deployed a web based business process management system. Used several technologies including nginx, unicorn, rails, solr, mysql, amazon ec2, amazon ses, qpsmtpd, redis, oauth, capistrano. Authored a WYSIWYG Form Editor similar to

Associate Development - Artha42 Innovations Pvt Ltd. Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Worked with a team that developed and deployed a personal health record management system. Used several technologies including mongodb, sinatra, nginx, thin, beanstalk.


Experienced (written good amount of code) - Ruby, JavaScript, TypeScript, Elixir, Java, Emacs Lisp.
Knowledgeable (played with) - Clojure, C, Erlang, Shell script, Go.

Side Projects

NEato - Nintendo emulator written in go.

Fake Dynamo - Amazon Dynamodb emulator.

Tide - TypeScript Interactive Development Environment for Emacs.

Monky - Emacs mode for Hg, provides an interactive interface similar to Magit.

Webify - webfont generator - converts ttf to woff, eot and svg.

μ - μ is a JavaScript library for encoding/decoding state in URL.

Erbot - IRC bot.


B.E Computer Science (2006-2010).
Karunya University - Coimbatore.
CGPA (8.1/10).


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