Siddharth Vadgama
I Make Things

I'm Sidd. I like creating both virtual and physical experiences, being versatile enough to tackle any part of a project, be it design, development or hardware prototyping. Focusing on bringing all elements together to create a streamlined user experience.

Skills

I love learning and challenging myself. I consider myself a pretty fast learner, and am pretty confident in picking up new languages and skills. You can see some of my side projects on my GitHub.

Web Development

Core
  • JavaScript: Angular/JQuery
  • Testing: Protactor/Jasmine/Selenium
  • Taskrunners: Gulp/Grunt
  • Semantic HTML
  • Responsive CSS/SCSS
  • Version Control: Git/SVN
Additional
  • Node: Express/Sails
  • Continious Integration: Jenkins
  • Phonegap: Ionic
  • Websockets/MQTT
  • Python
  • PHP
  • MySQL

Physical Computing

I'm constantly looking for ways to create fun projects with hardware that interact and communicate with my web applications. Internet of things and whatnot.

  • Intel Edison + Galileo
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Extensive Arduino
  • 3D modelling/printing

Design

I design things anywhere from flyers and posters, to bespoke web solutions. I have experience in both digital and print design, along with video editing.

  • Sketch 3
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro

Awards and Achievements

Mentor & Voulnteer
YRS Festival of Code | August 2014

Webster Award
Plymouth University | September 2014

Best Technical Hack
Tesco Labs Health Hackathon | September 2014

Grand Prize
Hackference | September 2014

First Place
McDonalds Hackathon | November 2014

Braintree & Sendgrid Sponsor Prizes
MLH: Hacknotts | November 2014

First Place
Resin.io Xmas IoT Hackathon | December 2014

Best Technical Hack
Dropbox Hackathon | January 2015

Third Place
PayPal BattleHack | April 2015

Second Place
Intel IoT Roadshow | June 2015

Co-Organiser
BanterHack | Febuary 2016

Mentor & Voulnteer
UKGovHack | April 2016

Education

BSc (hons) Digital Art & Technology with Interaction Design
First Class Honours with Certificate of Industrial Experience | September 2010 - July 2014

A-Levels
Product Design, Physics, Biology | September 2007 - July 2009

BSc (hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture
Unfinished | September 2009 - July 2010

GCSEs
Eight including: Product Design, Mathematics & Double Science | September 2005 - July 2007

Experience

British Airways / Leighton LTD
Software Engineer | April 2015 - Present

Over the last year I have been working as a sub-contractor at British Airways. The project I am working on involves working in an agile environment to re-create the entire booking experience of BA.com as a single page Angular application. My roles include arthitecting robust and flexible technical solutions, building reusable functionality-providing components, along with working on various pages and functionality through out the application. All code I've written follows strict standards, including comprehensive unit testing, automated testing, and continuous integration.

N9 Design
Junior Designer & Developer | October 2012 - June 2014

Built nine bespoke content-managed websites including n9design.com. Put onto an increasingly broad range of jobs, including artworking, e-flyers & bespoke web development. Worked full time from October 2012 to August 2013, and then part time until June 2014 - parallel to final year of study. Written reference.

SunEos
Technical Lead | October 2014 - December 2014

Brief stint in startup. Responsibilities there encompassed anything technical. This included mobile app development with Phonegap & NFC, building dashboards, along with designing and developing the website.

TermiSoc: Plymouth University Computing Society
Chairman | March 2011 - July 2013

Organized and ran numerous events scaling from small weekend projects to 50+ person LAN parties. Alongside these non-regular events we also ran fortnightly talks and tutorials - myself hosting some tutorials on web development. I also produced all the branding material for the society during my time.

Freelance
2008 - Present

I have taken numerous freelance jobs over the years for design and web based work. This includes a school board, university events, and most recently as a technology consultant for Elmhurst Solutions, an international trade consultancy.

Hackathons
2013 - Present

Hackathons are events where teams of creators are tasked with coming up with an idea and buinding it, from conception to prototype, within the space of 24, or 48 hours. At the end of this time all development must stop, and the teams are given a chance to present their creation. I'm a regular hackathon attendee, and have won a number of them, along with organising my own.