A few words about me

Hello There!

I am Nandan, And you probably know me as a The Techie who "hacked" an Airline to retrieve his luggage

I am a full-time Software Engineer, Tech Speaker, and mentor. I enjoy talking about Web Development, Machine Learning, Natural language Processing, Machine learning Accelerated Mobile Pages, Progressive Web Apps, Cybersecurity, Chatbots, etc.

My claim to fame was when I posted a series of tweets on Twitter about data privacy issues on an airline’s website and the tweet got viral for all the good reasons. The story was covered by all major media portals all around the world including BBC, Saudi Gazette, Times of India, Boing Boing, Lallantop etc. and I have been interviewed by some major radio channels and podcasts.

In my free time, I like to indulge myself in activities like Photography, Gardening, Snooker, or Boxing. I am a proud owner of many plants, I sometimes talk to them (mostly pep talks).

A bit of professional insight

  • Work Experience

  • Senior Software Engineer I

    o9Solutions - April,2022 - Current

    Being a Senior Software Developer in the R & D team, I am responsible for developing and debugging features of the product. I am currently leading the Natural language Processing Project.

  • Software Engineer II

    o9Solutions - April,2019 - April,2022

    Worked on overall UI facelift of the product along with multiple fonts and multiple color palette support; Successfully led the Dark mode implementation for the product; Built and enhanced widgets like Pie Chart, Gauge Chart, KPI, etc.

  • Software Engineer I

    o9Solutions - July,2019 - April,2021

    Implemented and integrated (client and server side) TLS1.2 for services i.e. Redis, R-serve, Thrift and Hbase; Also worked File upload feature modernization, default landing workspace and Online Meetings UI and middleware (Web Api).

  • Associate XT - L2

    Publicis.Sapient - Apr,2018 - Jul,2019

    My role at SapientRazorfish included developing and maintaining websites for different clients like Rogers, Nissan, LCBO etc.

  • Associate XT - L1

    Publicis Sapient - Jul,2017 - Mar,2018

    Role was to build features for Rogers and LCBO.

  • Tech Speaker

    XT Summit 2017

    Presented a talk on Accelerated Mobile Pages and Progressive Web Apps

  • Junior Associate XT

    Publicis Sapient - Oct,2016 - Jul,2017

    I was trained in HTML, CSS, Javascript, Typescript and Angular 2.

  • Web Development Intern

    Candidknots - June-October - 2016

    Worked with Python Django to build E-commerce solutions

  • Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering - Computer Science

    PES University - 2012 - 2016

    Completed B.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from prestigious PES University under VTU.


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Check Out my blog

A quick link to some of my blogs

Aug. 23rd 2022

How I "Hacked" an Airline Website to get back my luggage.

Around 3 months back, I tweeted a thread to a famous airline in India, pointing out some flaws in their data security...

Oct. 12rd 2022

System Design Series

Hey There, I have started learning system design and In this series, I will share my learning about system design with you. One topic at a time. Stay Tuned & Keep Learning..!! OSI,TCP/IP,Load balancers etc.