Hi, I am Atishay. I am a developer at Adobe Systems in the San Francisco Bay area with over years of experience developing a wide range of Adobe products, right from your favorite desktop apps and websites(full stack) to mobile. I have worked on a variety of platforms and technology domains. I love solving problems and believe in exploring the entire solution space to find the best for our customers.
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I love to work on challenging problems where there is some inkling of what the customers want but the team is given freedom to explore the solution space to search for what is optimal.
We should not be box ourselves in things that people say they want. They know the problem not the solution.
I have the spirit of a hacker. I love to tinker stuff, unravel the inner workings of the technology that I use. I try to find ways to mix & match and come up with solutions that many did not believe were possible or easy.
We should not box ourselves in what we know. The fun is in exploring possibilities.
Computer Scientist at Adobe Systems Incorporated
Part of the team that develops Adobe’s flagship sync solution for ingredients. Also play role in deciding the interchange formats of ingredients and methods for concept & code re-use in multiple diverse platforms across Adobe’s Desktop, Web and Mobile properties.
Spend considerable time understanding the diverse re-usable styles, their differences across the realms of design from videos to screen illustrations and print.
Only engineer who participated in creation of Adobe Shape from prototype to release (Adobe Max 2014) involved in the entire cycle of ideation, prototyping, validation, optimization and release. The app saw over a million downloads in less than a year before being merged into Adobe Capture.
Spent considerable amount of time learning complexities around image segmentation, edge detection and augmented reality using OpenGL in mobile environments.
Influential member of the small member team that resurrected Adobe Kuler (800k+ registered users) from maintenance mode to be a part of two consecutive Adobe Max keynotes (2011, 2013). Major contributor to the architecture and implementation of the full web stack, its deployment as well as the native iOS Adobe Kuler app (now Adobe Capture).
Spent considerable time designing and migrating a running service with hundreds of thousands of daily visits to a completely different architecture from Coldfusion and Flash to HTML5 & nodejs over AWS.
Managed the Adobe Creative Suite SDK which powers HTML based extensions including the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite into Adobe InDesign. Went through the architectural migration of a complicated multi-gigabytes code-base from Carbon to Cocoa based MacOS architecture.
Spent considerable time understanding the complex architecture of InDesign and Illustrator, learning the best practices of software development and maintenance.
During BE-CS at Thapar University
Thirst for knowledge is quest forever. I am a student for life, always learning.
These formal courses form a major part of that learning.
Currently learning Artificial Intelligence through graduate courses as a part of Stanford's SCPD program.
Love to be a part of the strong community of dedicated students engrossed in learning a field of study that promises immense impact on mankind. From Bayesian and Markov models to SIFT and Image Nets, it is turning out to be an amazing ride.
Completed engineering with CGPA of 9.84(10) and a merit scholarship from the University.
Dedicated, hardworking faculty and immense opportunity provided by various programming contests in North India had an immense impact in developing my skills.
Amongst school toppers with 94.6% in Class X and 96.25% in Class XII under the ICSE/ISC board, New Delhi. Completed schooling with a merit scholarship.
Schooling instills curiosity and persistence in an individual. I was blessed with some of the best teachers in North India.
I love experimenting with emerging technology.
Most of my experiments still await a sponsorship to be productized. Here lies the selection that could get through.
Don't live for appreciation, but accept it humbly if given.
Here is a selection of mine.
Won multiple awards at Adobe India for exceptional work.
Multiple awards & participation at college and other places like the IITs & Corporates. Also organized a bunch of events.
Was amongst the school as well as state toppers
Rarely have time to spend but do enjoy it a lot.
After knowing the basics of programming, one should know the assumptions and constraints of the domain.
It doesn't matter what language or tooling is needed. You can get upto speed quickly.
Your JS framework (React / Backbone / Angular)
Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Python
NaN, FFI and native modules
AWS or Custom deployment
SEO, A/B testing, Analytics
On Call experience
ES5, ES6, Webpack, ESLint, Babel
Open GL ES 3.0
GCD, Threading, Networking
Core Graphics, Core Animation
Core Data, Migrations, Updates
Inkling of Swift
C++ / C# / Java
Electron with Native Modules
Your language / framework
Inkling of GPGPU
(He) is widely recognized in his team and across the organization as a prolific developer. Above all he understands the business and customer needs very well.
He was the one guy in the team who stood apart due to his 'out-of-box' thinking. He is able to take up responsibilities and has the capability to deliver.
Methodical, precise and organized. When he takes up a task, he strives for the best and aims high. Among his notable personal traits are modesty and sincerity.
One of the most skilled and knowledgeable person I had come across while in college. Can handle, with ease, all the tasks that are allotted to him.
Read more about my thoughts at my blog
Here are some recent posts
An application of Darwin’s theory of evolution on the discovery of bread by mankind - from cavemen to farmers
A popular folk lore from India about proud kings bringing down the country for vangeance.
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