Hi, I am Atishay. I am a Senior Computer Scientist 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.
Welcome to my website. Here you can find the most accurate information about me and the best ways to contact me.
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.
Senior 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.
Below is a selection of some of my popular projects, their short descriptions and useful links.
Realtime raster to vector conversion. Right from your iPhone or iPad. Inity made for iPhone 4+, it was merged into Adobe Capture on iOS and Android.
Briefly after its launch, this app was selected by Apple to be a part of the demo iPhones shown to the users at the Apple Stores. With almost a million downloads, Adobe Shape made into the marquee feature of Adobe Capture.
Short film developed in college. A satirical piece on the state of humans and the Indian society.
Was built specifically for participating in contests. Wonderful acting by some of the veterans of the Thapar movie club.
Augmented Reality Color capture application. Captures colors from video and images into themes. Also features a color wheel and color theme sliders.
Winner of multiple awards like the IxDA interaction design awards, Communication Arts interactive design awards and FWA app of th day. Had a million downloads before being merged into adobe capture.
Open Source extensions to Visual Studio Code that provides autocompletion/intellisense items based on all open files in the editor.
FOSS extension with over 25k downloads with community driven features. Pull Requests welcome.
Short film shot during college of a guy wrongly accused just because of his name.
Won IIT R Thomso 2008 in short film category but I don't have a proof for it. You can still enjoy the performance by Thapar Movie Club
Over 50 scenarios in two custom campaigns for Age Of Empires I and II.
Were created when I was 15. Published in the SKOAR game magazine in 2006. The campaigns were accompanied with introductory voice-overs.
Screenplay of a children movie about Carbon Bond fighting with the evil Sulphora.
Created while learning 3D design and rendering. Was intended to be a short film but never got to real work, only a screenplay.
Twist to the classic maze game where you control the acceleration and not the speed.
Created when I was a kid. Lost source code. It has over 30 levels with a proper dragon level in the end, bonus level on every 5 levels and clear instructions on how to play. Windows only. Relive the glorious days of simple indie flash games.
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
TS, 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
Mostly impromptu speech on the updates on the new website and mailing lists for Fair Oaks Toastmasters. I don’t have this one written and am writing something after the fact that I wanted to speak on.
Fair Oaks Toastmasters has had a gargantuan change in its online identity and the team wanted to share th updates with all its members. I have a speech that I gave impromptu to discuss these updates. I don’t have this one written but here it is for your enjoyment.
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