our tribe. we build and launch products, sing carnatic music, and climb mountains.

Akshat Shah <gujju>

Akshat Shah <gujju>

Akshat believes in the immeasurable impact a code can create. He was part of a 6666x growth journey with South-east Asian Decacorn GoTo, where he realised true potential of software.

He likes building easy-to-use products and scalable architecture. A philosopher at heart, he believes 1+1 is greater than 2 and is an ardent follower of the boy-scout rule.

Outside work, Akshat spends time with family & friends, likes community building, is a fitness-buff & strong advocator of home-cooked food, travels, plays cards & football.

Akshatha H

Akshatha H

At nilenso, Akshatha has been sinking her teeth into the telecom industry, and is currently working on messaging services.

She likes listening to music in her spare time.

Akshay Gupta <kitty>

Akshay Gupta <kitty>

Kitty is a modern-day aesthete and F/OSS hacker, long time Rubyist, sufficiently long time Clojure programmer, and a recently turned DBA. He strives for simplicity in his code and architecture designs.

He has worked on energy saving projects, large-scale multi-variate testing platforms with tight SLAs, highly concurrent OMS for logistic companies, high throughput microservices to handle India-scale SMS sending, and difficult database problems. He has also contributed to GNOME and Haiku.

He loves making music, listening to noise rock, and snakeboarding, and has recently discovered his fondness for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Alisha Mohanty

Alisha Mohanty

Alisha is Neo incarnate; she visualises the world in code. She was first drawn to programming because of how logical it was. Today, she is driven by the idea that the code she writes can make a difference in someone’s life.

Alisha is an old school open source enthusiast. As an Outreachy intern, she worked on the Fedora project. Since then, she has been a Google Code-In mentor, GirlScript mentor, helping new folks get acquainted with working on open source projects, guiding them with beginner-friendly resources, as well as reviewing PRs. She loves introducing people (and women in particular) to programming, and has spoken at various conferences. Alisha is a big believer in the power of community.

Alisha joined us with experience working at uncopied.art and Accenture.

She loves music, and can be seen strumming the ukulele to her favourite songs. She is partial to old Bollywood songs, though lofi is her latest goto. :)

Atharva Raykar

Atharva Raykar

Atharva wants to make the world a happier place with code. The hacker culture of the 60s and 70s inspired him to build inclusive Open Source communities in his college days.

His foray into Open Source continued with his contributions to the Git project, where he learnt how code can be the ultimate force multiplier—with the work of a tiny core team powering millions of the world's code repositories.

When he isn't debugging like a stoic, he is usually found writing and publishing his strange thoughts on the internet, or making grimy digital art.

Dany Sam Salmon

Dany Sam Salmon

Dan is your go-to guy to stay organised and on track. If you ask him nicely, he will automate your life to make sure you don’t miss anything important.

At nilenso, Dan has worked with the kernel team at Southeast Asia’s decacorn Gojek and at the fintech company Rupeek. He has also worked on Simple for a short while. Check out his open source file sharing service: receive.

Before joining us, Dan worked at askerbot where he helped build and scale an IVR platform used by e-commerce and logistics companies like Myntra, DHL, Delhivery, etc. on NodeJS.

Deepa Venkatraman

Deepa Venkatraman

Like a rock. Which is to say, she has tenacity. Not the way a Ford is "like a rock". Deepa drives. One supposes a Ford drives, too. But Deepa will outlast even a gas guzzler from the 60's. So she's more like a rock than a ford. In both ways.

Deepa's got a rainbow-coloured past. Founding startups, running businesses, crunching big numbers, building robots, and tearing up backroads in a cloud of dust that implies the closing credits will scroll by soon with a really kickin' outtro. At nilenso, she’s tasked with figuring out how to turn us from a cute little boutique software consultancy into a dominant multinational co-operative corporation. No big deal.

Deepa is a stealth semi-luddite, so don't be surprised if she convinces you your smartphone is not the future of your life -- or that data expiry and encryption should be an everyday concern. Oh, she also speaks half a dozen languages and knows everyone you know but she is almost definitely probably not a secret agent.

Govind Joshi

Govind Joshi

Govind will never assault you with words, but he is always listening intently to what you have to say. One doesn't usually consider thoughtful commentary an essential skill, but he has a way of making it appear so.

Govind is actually a biologist in disguise. He's spent his early career in Biotech and found his way into hardcore software development through an inherent love of Category Theory and Haskell.

Govind was part of the team that kicked off Simple, architecting several critical pieces of their software solution, including designing the data schema and performant reporting dashboards, as well as the permissions framework. His most recent role was leading the team building scalable solutions for one of India’s hottest fintech startups.

If you see Govind riding his bicycle around town to get to a local classical music performance, we suggest you follow him.

Kiran Gangadharan

Kiran Gangadharan

A web and mobile engineer, Kiran has experience in Clojure, Clojurescript, Go, Python, Java, Objective C and Kotlin.

At nilenso, Kiran sharpened his skills in freight logistics, where he advised a company on how to model their schema and build APIs to connect the schema with their interface. Since then, he has worked in the interactive streaming space and the hyperlocal industry in various capacities including the incentive and pricing initiatives. Most recently, Kiran has shifted focus to the telecom industry, where he spends his time on contact centre solutions.

Kiran descended into the emacs rabbit hole, and, after spending much time exploring its nooks and crevices, emerged through the looking glass older, and wiser. He is now content to live out his days in relative simplicity.

Kiran joined nilenso with significant experience working with startups (Komli Mobile, WalletKit and Appsdock).

Nivedita Priyadarshini

Nivedita Priyadarshini

Nid has a wealth of experience in programming, leading teams and running a company, which reflects in her well-considered and insightful approach to building just about anything.

Most recently, Nid engineered Exotel’s IAM service from the ground up. She previously worked with Grofers where she led the effort to scale their delivery platform. Prior to that, she led the allocations and driver incentives team at Go-Jek, and various teams at Staples.

Before joining nilenso, Nid worked with the consulting firm C42.

She loves knitting and playing with her cats.

Pavithra Iyer

Pavithra Iyer

Pavithra brings over a decade of operations, finance and management experience from firms such as Polaris, Volvo and Khyateh to nilenso, and is the engine (often behind the scenes) ensuring that we run smoothly.

An enthusiastic person, she can find you anything you need: be it beetroot chips or a courier that will deliver a cumbersome package to an isolated location overnight.

She is also an entrepreneur (chocolateer) who enjoys spending time with her kids.

Prabhanshu Gupta

Prabhanshu Gupta

Prabhanshu appreciates artistry in all its forms and is passionate about building things for the web. He enjoyed hacking away at prototypes for friends prior to nilenso, when his quest to write software like a professional brought him here.

At nilenso, Prabhanshu has worked with Vital Strategies on Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative that focuses on improving cardiovascular health globally.

He likes to play music and makes bleeps and bloops in his pastime. He also likes writing tests.

Priti Nayak

Priti Nayak

Priti is a chemistry teacher turned Product Manager. Her transition to Product Management was initially fueled by her passion for teaching: she recognised the need for better customer experience, and content on edtech platforms.

Priti’s decade-long experience as a teacher is reflected in her patient, and methodical approach to everything she does.

A movie buff, she will watch anything that involves traveling to space, and she even hopes to live on Mars someday (all hail SpaceX?).

Priti is a spiritual person who believes that we can transform the environment around us through our thoughts, and actions. She thinks the only way out is by going in!

Priyanga Kini

Priyanga Kini

Priyanga is an engineering graduate from Model Engineering College in Kochi.

Passionate about building useful and usable software, her curiosity in digging into anything that felt like “magic” is what drove her to backend engineering. Her note-taking skills are legendary.

A huge foodie, she’s partial to sweets that are not too sweet -- her favourite pastime is tucking into yellow jalebi. To chill out, she likes to sketch and listen to mood appropriate music.

Ravi Chandra <neena> Padmala

Ravi Chandra <neena> Padmala

Ravi, known better by his moniker neena, has worked on building a neo bank, a next-gen dashboard that handles streaming data, a geospatial indexing service and libraries that help developers control anonymity.

neena speaks Clojure, Java, Haskell, Go, Rails, Elixir, JavaScript and more. He loves learning new things: programming languages, human languages, musical instruments, climbing, biking, yoga and martial arts.

A self-professed tsundoku aficionado, neena owns more books than you can count, and a whole host of musical instruments to boot. A specialist in the second hand trade, his olx skills can give you a run for your money.

Sandilya Jandhyala

Sandilya Jandhyala

Sandy has worked professionally with Clojure, ClojureScript, Ruby, Go, Python and JavaScript. Outside of that, he has worked with C# and C++.

A passionate educator, Sandy has conducted workshops and recorded videos to help people upskill on Clojure.

At nilenso, he worked with fintech company Rupeek, delivering business-critical software and introducing best practices that allowed them to deploy with confidence. He has previously worked with Gojek’s ridesharing and growth teams. His work on the multi-variate testing platform at Staples’ machine learning division helped Staples' data science team perform experiments to test the efficacy of their machine learning models.

Prior to nilenso, Sandy was at Cisco, where he worked on automating manufacturing tests of hardware products.

A straight shooter, Sandy loves writing Clojure, playing old-school arena shooter games, breakfasting at MTR, and fixing his bicycle (in that order).

He only uses editors that were created after he was born.

Sezal Jain

Sezal Jain

Sezal is a full range engineer, having worked with hardware, embedded software, web applications and AI algorithms. Talk to her about anything ranging from edge detection algorithms to autonomous river exploration, helicopter landing, home delivery of healthcare, strawberry farming or scaling logistics solutions.

An IIT grad, she went on to work in robotics at Carnegie Mellon, and led a healthcare startup as AVP of Technology before joining nilenso.

Shivam Singhal

Shivam Singhal

Shivam started working in the software industry in 2019, right after high school. As a freelancer, Shivam was partial to the MERN stack and no-code tools.

At this time, Shivam consulted for the Central India Head Division of the Indian Railways, where he automated the manual process of chart preparation, bringing it down from 40 minutes to just 3 seconds. During COVID, he worked on a community-led initiative to help streamline and effectively manage vaccination centre information and volunteers.

Soon after, Shivam joined nilenso to hone his skills in backend engineering (he was still in college at the time, with a couple of years of consulting experience under his belt!).

In his free time, Shivam tinkers with Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and has built some pretty cool stuff (ask him what it was like to work on an interactive floor projection).

He loves reading books, meeting new people, and is always working on an exciting side project. You can’t help but feel energised by his infectious enthusiasm.

Srihari Sriraman

Srihari Sriraman

Srihari is the person that’s constantly asking: “why not?”, and in doing so, makes the impossible happen.

He practices minimalistic and user centric system design for the web. He loves products and seeks the thrill in solving people's problems. He also likes building and running software teams.

Srihari devotes a considerable portion of his boundless energy to evangelizing Clojure and Postgres so everyone can appreciate their simplicity and effectiveness as much as he does.

In a past life, he was a FOSS enthusiast, and a GIMP contributor. A semi-professional carnatic vocalist and amateur ukulele-ist , he performs occasionally.

Udit Kumar

Udit Kumar

Udit honed his skills at the Transactional Risk Management team at Amazon and at Tally before finally making his way to nilenso. He hasn't looked back since.

Udit led the effort to scale Grofers’ logistics and delivery platform. He has also worked on building a live quizzing platform, an experimentation platform, and an offer authoring portal. His open source work includes contributions to the desktop editing tool for open street maps JOSM and database failover library agrajag.

His favourite pastime is writing bytecode to run on the JVM using Clojure REPLs.

Vikram Chintalapati

Vikram Chintalapati

An engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit, Vikram brings a worldview stemming from his experience working in domains such as biotech and genomics, as well as running companies to nilenso.

Vikram has an even-keeled temperament that makes him the ideal partner on complex projects.

At nilenso, Vikram has worked with Vital Strategies on Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative that focuses on improving cardiovascular health globally. Here, he led the efforts around building a lightweight medical inventory system and enabling the delivery of services via telemedicine.

A geopolitics and history buff, he is also passionate about football. Pet peeve: hardware isn’t open sourced nearly enough!

Yogiraj Hendre

Yogiraj Hendre

As a versatile engineer with a passion for problem solving, Yogi loves to participates in hackathons, and has won a few of them too.

He enjoys trekking during the monsoon months, and binge-watching TV shows and movies. Learning cool stuff about the universe with his Telescope, and reading physics books is favourite pastime.

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