Neeraj J. DeLima
Hello! My name's Neeraj DeLima and I'm a young, aspiring software developer trying to disrupt the status quo. I have a certain curiosity about most things in the universe, from astronomy to politics, and I learn a lot every day from the things that I do and the people around me. I'm constantly trying to develop myself — intellectually, physically and socially — because I believe that is the only path to success.
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I was born in Mumbai, India.
I'm currently based in Atlanta, GA.
I'm enrolled at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying Computer Science and graduating in 2018.
I've most recently worked as a Software Engineer Intern at Zillow.
I've worked as a Software Developer Intern at Singletracks.
I have also worked as an Software Engineer Co-op at CodeMettle, LLC.
I work as a System Administrator for a number of websites and organizations, most notably Furnex in Toronto.
I'm obsessed with American New Wave cinema (1967 — 1982) and this is the list of films I'm working on watching.
I'm learning Mandarin Chinese and aim to be fluent by the end of 2018.
to stay happy even when things don't go my way.
Bare Metal Hypervisor
This is probably the project I’m most proud of, by a long shot.
Summer of 2015, my roommate made the startling, but not entirely unbelievable discovery that professional grade server computers are actually NOT prohibitively expensive – just have a look at this. Since we were both reasonably well versed in Linux and system administration, we decided to split the cost and buy one and life hasn’t been the same since.
We decided to set it up as a bare-metal hypervisor – it has 72GB of RAM to go around -and loaded Proxmox Virtual Environment on there to manage VMs. Though Georgia Tech’s internet is top class, they only provide us with a single public IP address so we have to use 10.0.0.0/8 private address space and DNAT for any outward facing services.
I can’t even describe how useful this little thing has been, both professionally and personally. Any time I want a new website up, I just make a new VM, load up nginx and boom. It’s online. Anytime I or a friend needs a backend for any type of application, I can just make a new database on our MySQL server. Hell, we even have our own Minecraft server running on there - not to mention the 4TB of cloud storage it provides.
To sum it up, this thing was the definition of a good purchase
Buzz Movie Selector
As part of a software development course I took at Georgia Tech, I designed and developed an Android application for movie recommendations among Georgia Tech students. It allows you to get movie recommendations from students in your major (and across other majors too), search for and rate movies as well as get basic information about the movie. It pulled information from the Open Movie Database API as well as a small PHP API I wrote myself
Though it was a relatively simple application, learning about and applying the Agile software development methodology was very interesting, as was getting my first Android application out of the way – hopefully it paves the way for bigger and better!
Still a work in progress, but you can check out the live app as it’s being developed here
With DrinkList, I’m hoping to create a centralized place for establishments and events to keep their menus. This way, when someone visits a crowded bar or nightclub and wants to see a menu, they don’t need to wait 15 minutes (if they’re lucky) to get one - they can just visit drinklist.ga/TheEstablishmentName and see it. Instead of yelling at the bartender and having him mess up your drink anyway because he can’t hear you, you’d be able to just tap on the menu item you want and have it display on your screen in big bold letters so that you can show it to the bartender or server.
This will be finished in a short while, so come back and check it out if you find it interesting
Furnex is a curated online marketplace that allows customers to buy used furniture in their local communities. You can check out the live product at https://furnex.ca.
I work remotely for Furnex - which is based in Toronto - doing mostly system administration and front-end web development. It’s still in the early stages so it’s more of a "whatever’s needed" kind of job. Furnex is in the process of taking the Canadian furniture industry by storm, and you can check out some of the media attention it’s been getting here and here. I’m excited for what the future holds with this one.
As part of a course in Human-Computer interaction I took while studying abroad in Australia, I designed the interface for an application that facilitates collaboration between musicians - "Resonance". Though the application’s functionality is much too far fetched to actually be feasible, it was a lot of fun to visualize and design what the front-end for such a unique app would be.
It was the first time I was exposed the the formal design process - we studied and implemented user-centered design which has proved extremely useful to me in the projects I’ve undertaken since then. The design principles and concepts of usability testing and iteration are things I will always follow as long as I’m in the industry.
If you like, you can check out some of the mockups here.
Startup DownUnder was a startup company that aimed to showcase the undervalued entrepreneurial environment of Australia. Part of a management and entrepreneurship course, I teamed up with 5 classmates to develop this.
We studied and implemented the lean startup method, which means we had to iterate our product several times. It started off as a documentary film, but once we realized that we had to build up a user base in order to get people to actually watch the film, it transitioned to a three year plan with a recurring web series and events.
Though we had to abandon the project - we were 6 people from different parts of the world - it was a great learning experience and taught me how to get a startup off the ground. Getting to talk to and interview some of the most successful Australian entrepreneurs, including Matt Barrie and Mike Cannon-Brookes was an added bonus.
WhatToWatch is a web application that intelligently selects videos for a user to watch based on their past habits. It uses IBM's Watson to do all the thinking.
I developed it for HackIllinois 2015 where it won IBM's "Best Hack using Bluemix" prize. As expected for any project developed frantically in under 36 hours, it's far from perfect. I'm still working on ironing out some of the glitches, however you can try it out here or view my DevPost page here.
snapGallery is a simple jQuery plugin to create responsive image galleries with minimal effort. It converts a list of unordered, haphazard, differently sized images into a beautiful gallery that you can customize according to your needs