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Gobi D - jQuery developer
Profile last updated:Apr 25, 2022
Last activity:April 25, 2022, 3:38 p.m. UTC
Location:
United States of America

Gobi D

Hi I'm Gobi, a software engineer, HCI / ICT4D researcher, AI / ML engineer, engineering manager, startup consultant, and traveler (36 countries, 40 states, and counting). I raced through Stanford CS in two years (seven quarters) to be a digital nomad for two years. Then I did my masters in HCI+AI at Stanford. I have a background in CS Education through my PhD research at Northwestern. I engage in endeavors inspired by my research and travels (ask me how). I also founded LD Talent.

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Weekly Availability: 20 hours
Day UTC PST
Mon 20 - 23 13 - 16
Tues 20 - 23 13 - 16
Wed 20 - 23 13 - 16
Thurs 20 - 23 13 - 16
Fri 19 - 23 12 - 16
Sat 19 - 23 12 - 16

Hourly Rate: $150.00
Experience: 11+ yrs
jQuery: 8 yrs
HTML: 8 yrs
CSS: 8 yrs
JavaScript: 7+ yrs
Django: 6+ yrs
Product Management: 4 yrs
Slack API: 4 yrs
Engineer's Devices:
Mac
Android
iPad

Experiences

Infosys Inc.     Infosys Teams     Resource Provider     Contract
Jan 2019 - Present
Technology

  • Infosys is and has been an important client of LD Talent.
  • Multiple teams at Infosys have used LD Talent to hire for UX Design, Natural Language Processing, and D3.js work.

Skills used: D3, UX Design, Natural language processing



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Northwestern University     CS Education Research     PhD Researcher     Employment
Sep 2018 - Present
Education

  • Doing work in CS Education at the intersection of the Learning Sciences and Computer Science. Dealing with languages like Javascript, Python, CSS, HTML, etc.
  • Member of the Delta Lab at Northwestern: delta.northwestern.edu/People. Advised by Haoqi Zhang and Eleanor O'Rourke.
  • Member of the DTR Research Communication: dtr.northwestern.edu/people.
  • Featured in DTR Documentary: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zsexnatf6pcrc4j/DTR_Story_v7.mp4?dl=0
  • Researching and building tools that help novice and intermediate software engineers learn about design patterns and architectures from studying professional code (i.e. on github).

Skills used: CSS, Python, JavaScript, HTML



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LD Talent     Wholistic     Founder & CEO     Employment
May 2018 - Present
Arts and Entertainment

  • Developed pre-cursor ideas: A PhoneGap jQuery Mobile app to teach English with celebrity pictures. A Python AST parser to automate code quality analysis. Automated education modules using REST APIs.
  • Did market research around digital products and services and pivoted the company to a talent network model. Developed rule-based matching algorithms (with some machine learning) and vetting modules.
  • Did Product Management of the Django + jQuery app, integrated Slack API, hosted on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, SEO optimized. Coded / merged PRs. Setup DevOps / CI. Organized a fully distributed team.
  • Setup Marketing (designing free trials, cross platform templates, and drip / influencer marketing), Sales & Customer Support (developing playbooks), and Finance & Operations, HR (learning incentives).
  • Branding and design work around mission, motto, vision ideation, swag distribution, culture development. Created LD Ventures to help majority world entrepreneurs target US markets. Design iteration.

Skills used: jQuery, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, DevOps, Django, Slack API, Product Management, SEO



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Baidu Inc.     Baidu Ventures     Resource Provider     Contract
Aug 2020 - Nov 2020
Technology

  • Baidu became a client of LD Talent.
  • LD engineers built web scrapers and did data science for Baidu Ventures.

Skills used: Web scrapers, Data Science



Link to the github:
Stanford University     TA for AI, Probability, CS Theory     Teaching Assistant     Employment
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Education

  • CS 221 Artificial Intelligence Course Assistant
  • CS 109 Computer Science Probability Course Assistant
  • CS 103 Mathematical Foundations of Computing Course Assistant
  • Held office hours and graded assignments. Scaffolded learners as needed. Received positive ratings for providing appropriate scaffolding and presenting material step by step.
  • Created some assignments / projects for CS 109. Taught sections for CS 109. Learned from feedback on preparation and presentation.

Skills used: Artificial intelligence


Digital Nomad     Various Consulting Projects     Digital Nomad / Traveler / Hosteller     Contract
Jun 2014 - Sep 2016
Travel

  • I ran a software consultancy and worked remotely with 14 clients during this time.
  • I built web apps like a design job portal, political and religious opinion platforms, a tool for recommending extra curricular activities for college applications, and a health data aggregator.
  • I built mobile applications in the domains of automobile safety and live video streaming.
  • I used Django, Django REST Framework, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, and Wordpress to achieve the above features.

Skills used: jQuery, Wordpress, PHP, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Django


Cardinal Scholars (acquired by Course Hero)     AP Subjects Tutor     Tutor     Contract
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
Education

  • During my time with Cardinal Scholars, I tutored over 20 High School students on their schoolwork as well as their Test Prep Curriculum.
  • I tutored AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP Computer Science, English as a second language, SAT prep, and Computer Proficiency.
  • For some of my computer science students, I designed problems that they could solve using a Java or C++.

Skills used: C++, Java


Hitpost Inc.     OnSports     Software Engineer     Internship
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Sports

  • At Hitpost (Acquired by Yahoo!), I built the landing page for the bet-on-sports iOS app then known as OnSports.
  • I translated Adobe Illustrator mock-ups into HTML and CSS.
  • The landing page involved simulations of dynamically increasing bet scores for live games.
  • In addition at Hitpost, I provided implementation strategies of various Facebook APIs by referring to work I did on my own project War of Word.

Skills used: CSS, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Facebook API


Dygest Inc.     Scoople     Software Developer     Contract
May 2012 - Jul 2012
Politics

  • At Dygest, I helped market the iOS app Scoople which polls people on what they think other people think about contemporary issues.
  • I built a flash application for Facebook Feed Gaming (some Facebook API usage).
  • I helped grow the Scoople Twitter following using computerized marketing techniques (some direct / indirect usage of Twitter APIs).

Skills used: Twitter APIs, Facebook API


War of Word     Webmaster     Full Stack Developer     Passion Project
Mar 2011 - Jun 2012
Politics

  • I came up with the idea of War of Word while helping plan a Junior States of America convention.
  • I noticed that many delegates had issues attending because of convention costs and transportation issues.
  • For this reason, I designed a virtual and never-ending debate convention where delegates can discuss and vote on resolutions without ever leaving their homes.
  • My goal was to promote democracy by encouraging people to practice it every day.
  • I wrote the frontend in HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery, and I wrote the backend in PHP, MySQL (with PHPMyAdmin), integrating with the Facebook API for login.

Skills used: jQuery, Facebook API, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, MySQL


UC Santa Cruz     Astrophysics Intern     Software Engineer     Internship
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Education

  • I worked with Prof Gregory Laughlin on a brown dwarf search which led to the Intel STS Paper Discovery of 16 Nearby Brown Dwarf Candidates in WISE Preliminary Release Data.
  • We reported a discovery of sixteen nearby brown dwarf candidates and seven temperature-specific (200 K - 500 K) populations (102 sources) in the WISE Preliminary Release Data.
  • Leveraged Monte Carlo simulations and wrote code in C++ and Java to parse astronomical FITS files.
  • Used Data Analytics techniques like Regression.

Skills used: Data Analytics, Java, C++



Education

Challenger School    Primary School 
Sep 1999 - Jun 2008
Harker School (Cum Laude, top 10% GPA)    Secondary School 
Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
Stanford University (global #1 for CS, 3.9/4 GPA)    MS  (Computer Science)
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Stanford University (global #1 for CS, 3.9/4 GPA)    BS  (Computer Science)
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Northwestern (top 10 for CSEd, top HCI program)    PhD  (CS Education Research)
Sep 2018 - Jun 2023

Courses

Scaling Up Excellence    Book
May 2021 - Jul 2021
Skills learnt: Product Management
Innovators Dilemma    Book
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
Skills learnt: UX Design
How Learning Works    Book
Jan 2021 - Mar 2021
Skills learnt: UX Research
Qualitative Research Methods    Survey of Literature
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
Skills learnt: UX Research
World Architecture    Book
Apr 2020 - Jan 2021
Skills learnt: Material Design
Branding    Hubspot Tutorials
Mar 2020 - Jun 2020
Skills learnt: UI Design
CS Education Research Seminar (Nell O'Rourke)    Northwestern University
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020
Skills learnt: JavaScript
Communicating Your Research (Liz Gerber, Steven Franconeri)    Northwestern
Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
Skills learnt: UI Design
Knowledge Representation I (Bruce Sherin)    Northwestern
Apr 2019 - Jun 2019
Skills learnt: Rust
Education Technology (Uri WIlensky)    Northwestern
Jan 2019 - Mar 2019
Skills learnt: UX Design
Deep Learning (Andrew Ng)    Stanford
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Skills learnt: Deep learning
Reinforcement Learning (Emma Brunskill)    Stanford
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Skills learnt: Reinforcement learning
HCI Research (Michael Bernstein)    Stanford
Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Skills learnt: Affinity Design
Design of Learning Environments (Nichole Pinkard)    Northwestern
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
Skills learnt: Interaction Design
Data Mining    Stanford
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Skills learnt: Data mining
Experimental Methods in Psychology (Michael Frank)    Stanford
Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
Skills learnt: R for Statistics, Power BI
Convolutional Neural Networks (Fei-fei Li)    Stanford
Mar 2017 - Jun 2017
Skills learnt: Computer vision, Deep learning
Probabilistic Graphical Models (Stefano Ermon)    Stanford
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
Skills learnt: Probabilistic graphical models
Crash Course Astronomy    Youtube
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
Skills learnt: Python
Linear Algebra (Proof-based)    Stanford
Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
Skills learnt: Machine learning
Robotics, including Mindstorms Practical [Certificate: bit.ly/3lebtNc]    Queensland University of Technology
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Skills learnt: Robotics
A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment    Indian School of Business (ISB)
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Skills learnt: UX Design
Negotiation    University of Michigan
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Skills learnt: UX Research
AWS EdX Entrepreneurship 101    MIT
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Skills learnt: Affinity Design
AWS EdX Entrepreneurship 102    MIT
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Skills learnt: Affinity Design
User Innovation    MIT
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Skills learnt: Affinity Design
Combinatorics (Angela Hicks, Proof-based)    Stanford
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Skills learnt: Python
Data Mining (Jerome Friedman)    Stanford
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Skills learnt: Data mining
Engineering for Good (My T. Le)    Stanford
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Skills learnt: Woocommerce
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar (Toby Corey, Ravi Belani)    Stanford
Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
Skills learnt: UX Design
Human Computer Interaction (Michael Bernstein)    Stanford
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Skills learnt: UI Design
Computer Science Writing and Ethics    Stanford
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Skills learnt: UX Research
Central Asian Films (Alma Kunanbaeva)    Stanford
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Skills learnt: UI Design
Energy (Thomas F. Jaramillo)    Stanford
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Skills learnt: AutoCAD
Machine Learning (Andrew Ng)    Stanford
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Skills learnt: Machine learning
Natural Language Processing (Chris Manning)    Stanford
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Skills learnt: Natural language processing
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar (Toby Corey)    Stanford
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Skills learnt: UX Design
Electronics    Stanford
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Skills learnt: Electronic Health Records
Artificial Intelligence (Chris Piech)    Stanford
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Skills learnt: Artificial intelligence
Algorithms (Keith Schwarz)    Stanford
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Skills learnt: JavaScript
Computer Graphics (Sergey Levine)    Stanford
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Skills learnt: Graphic Design
Computer Systems (Jerry Cain)    Stanford
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
Skills learnt: Computer vision
Probability in Computer Science (Mehran Sahami)    Stanford
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
Skills learnt: Probabilistic graphical models
The Water Course (Rosemary Knight)    Stanford
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
Skills learnt: AutoCAD
Robotics (Oussama Khatib)    Stanford
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Skills learnt: Robotics
Theory of Computation (Keith Schwarz)    Stanford
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Skills learnt: Computational Linguistics
Computer Architecture - Organization and Systems (Jerry Cain)    Stanford
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Skills learnt: Serverless Architecture
Anthropology of South Asia (Thomas Hansen)    Stanford
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Skills learnt: UX Research
Programming Abstractions (Jerry Cain)    Stanford
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Skills learnt: C++
Design Technology Research (Haoqi Zhang)    Northwestern
Sep 2018 - Jun 2023
Skills learnt: UX Design
Light and Heat - Thermodynamics (Giorgio Gratta)    Stanford
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Skills learnt: Unity Augmented Reality Design and Development
Linear Algebra    Stanford
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Skills learnt: Artificial intelligence
Political Science Justice & Ethics (Alison Anoll, Kristi Olson)    Stanford
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Skills learnt: Artificial intelligence
AP Calculus BC (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Skills learnt: Medical Devices
AP English (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Skills learnt: Natural language processing
AP French (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Skills learnt: Natural language processing
AP Computer Science (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Skills learnt: Computer vision
AP Physics C - Mechanics (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Skills learnt: Robotics
AP Physics C - E&M (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Skills learnt: Medical Devices
AP US History (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Skills learnt: Robotics
AP Biology (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Skills learnt: Medical Devices
AP Physics B (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Skills learnt: Medical Devices
AP European History (5/5 on Exam)    The Harker School
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010
Skills learnt: Natural language processing
Good Strategy / Bad Strategy    Book
Aug 2021 - Sep 2021
Skills learnt: Affinity Design
The Decision Book    Book
Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
Skills learnt: UX Design
The Lean Startup    Book
Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
Skills learnt: UX Design
Four Steps to an Epiphany    Book
Sep 2021 - Oct 2021
Skills learnt: UX Design
Organizational Culture and Leadership    Book
Oct 2021 - Nov 2021
Skills learnt: Affinity Design