Siddharth Vadgama
I Make Things

I'm Sidd; a 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.


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

  • JavaScript: Vue/Angular/Polymer/React
  • Testing: Jest
  • Taskrunners: Gulp
  • Semantic HTML
  • Responsive CSS/SCSS (BEM/IT/CSS in JS)
  • Version Control: Git
  • Node: Express/Lambda
  • Continious Integration: CircleCI
  • Mobile: Phoengap/Ionic
  • Websockets/MQTT/Pusher

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
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Extensive Arduino
  • 3D modelling/printing


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

  • Sketch
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Premiere Pro


Idean UK
Lead Developer | January 2020 - Present
Senior Frontend Developer | November 2018 - December 2020

At Idean I focus on working on our small number of technical projects to ensure that we deliver a solution that's right for the client.

  • Set up private NPM to enable building and sharing packages across projects
  • Maintain and build new features on our existing MVNO projects using React, including adding tests
  • Built a Contentful-driven static site generator using Next and CD with Circle CI and Azure
  • Help organise and run public events at our offices, as well as our internal tech catchups

Tribal Worldwide
Senior Frontend Developer | August 2017 - September 2018
Frontend Developer | July 2016 - August 2017

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

  • 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 as an Angular application.

  • 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

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 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 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

BanterHack | Febuary 2016

Mentor & Volunteer
UKGovHack | April 2016

Railsgirls London | December 2017

Creative Mentor Network | October 2017 - March 2018


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

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

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

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