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About Me

My name is Akshay, and I'm a software developer living in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

I love programming in Ruby and building web applications with Rails. This blog is my attempt to share my learnings, as well as spread the joy of programming in Ruby with the world. Every day, I try to learn something new in Ruby and Rails and write about it.

This blog is a labor of love. Programming and writing are two activities that really make me happy, and this blog lets me do them both. Each month, more than 10,000 Ruby and Rails programmers read this blog. The new developer friends and connections I've made all over the world is a fantastic reward in and of itself.

I work remotely for Toronto-based Cambridge Brain Sciences, working on cognitive function assessment software that is used by healthcare practitioners and researchers around the world. At CBS, I get to work with and learn from some of the best Rails programmers.

I have more than six years of professional experience as a full-stack web application developer, and have worked on all layers of the web stack, including the back-end, front-end, and database. For a long time, I was a .NET developer, programming in C#, .NET, Windows, and Azure. However, in early 2021, I started learning Ruby and Rails for one of my side projects.

After working with C# and .NET for the past six years, Ruby was a breath of fresh air. Within a week, I was in love with this beautiful programming language and the opinionated web framework. After immersing myself in Ruby and Rails for a few months, I decided to switch from being an enterprise C#/.NET programmer to a Ruby and Rails web developer.

As a software developer, my primary goal is to build useful software that solves problems and provides value to the users, and I approach all my projects with the same mindset. I am very passionate about software development, always looking forward to learning new skills to become a better software developer.

If you think I can add value to your team or organization, please drop me an email. I look forward to talking to you.

Thanks for stopping by.


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