Siddharth Vadgama
I Make Things

I'm Sidd; a creative technologist. I like creating both virtual and physical experiences, being versatile enough to tackle large and diverse parts of projects. 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: Vue/Angular/Polymer
  • Testing: Jasmine/Karma/Selenium
  • Taskrunners: Gulp/Grunt
  • Semantic HTML
  • Responsive CSS/SCSS (BEM/IT)
  • Version Control: Git
Additional
  • Node: Express
  • Continious Integration: Jenkins
  • Mobile: Phoengap/Ionic
  • Websockets/MQTT/Pusher
  • 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

Media

I have experience in both digital and print design, along with video editing.

  • Sketch 3
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro

Experience

Tribal Worldwide
Senior Frontend Developer | August 2017 - Present
Frontend Developer | July 2016 - August 2017

My role at Tribal encompasses a wide array of skills and responsibilities. I regularly work both independently and as part of a team, depending on the scale and requirements of the project.

Achievements
  • Expanded our capabilities in experimental fields, such as Mixed Reality, and Physical Computing
  • Built numerous functional prototypes in quick turnarounds
  • Led major refactors on legacy sites to utilise modern design patterns and technologies
  • Led a team of developers in building a Vue/Metalsmith/Directus static-site generator with CI integration
  • Pushed best practies and agile methodologies to encourage better colaboration between teams and departments
  • Pushed process change to allow for a better personal development model within Tribal
  • Helped organise social events including parties, after-hours activities, and during-hours activities

British Airways
Software Engineer | April 2015 - June 2016

The project involved working in an agile environment to re-imagine the entire booking experience of BA.com as an Angular application.

Achievements
  • Built and maintained a handful of reusable components for use across the company
  • Ensured quality by writing effective unit and integration tests
  • Pushed methods of effective communication and working practices to allow for better colaboration across a remote team
  • Introduced hackathons to the team, and organised a trip to one where we built an internet-connected coffee machine

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.

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.

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.

Awards and Achievements

Mentor & Volunteer
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 & Volunteer
UKGovHack | April 2016

Mentor
Railsgirls London | December 2017

Mentor
Creative Mentor Network | October 2017 - March 2018

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