I’m Ram, a passionate coder from Britain, currently living and working in London, UK.

I am a full stack developer with over 10 years experience consulting with clients in various industries, including software, public advocacy, media and film as well as education.

Me in Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi moment

I graduated (1st Hons.) from Imperial College London in 2005. Prior to graduation I did a couple of internships. At Morgan Stanley I was involved in building a grid-computing system for parallelizing calculation workload. At IBM my efforts were concentrated in the WebSphere team, building with Java Enterprise Edition tech.

Post-graduation I spent a year and a half working at Symbian Ltd, on low-level libraries for the real-time Symbian mobile OS. I then moved onto work at Blue Whale Systems Ltd, an angle-backed startup focussing on brining the Blackberry email experience to every other mobile.

In 2009 I moved into web development contracting, initially as a PHP developer (with the occasional Python) and then subsequently moved into Node.js and Javascript in general.

After contracting for 3 years I decided to leave London and go travelling for a while in Asia. In 2013 I ended up in Taiwan studying Chinese part-time. I liked it so much I ended up staying for many years, making a living as a remote freelancer, still working mainly with Node.js and Javascript, and newly, Blockchain technology.

Taipei, TaiwanHome sweet Taipei

2016 onwards…

I returned to London in October 2016 with the intention of establishing a more permanent presence there.

I intend to build my own apps and eventually be an entrepreneur, leaving the consulting life behind. I love building and creating, and thus, building my own apps and ideas is where I’ll truly be able to flourish.

I also have an interest in philosophy and how it can help us live happier lives. The HalfAtheist is my foray into doing something in this area.