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Hi, I'm Shadaj

I like to code

Shadaj loves exploring the boundaries of programming, usually with Scala for its combination of functional and object-oriented concepts. He is currently a student at UC Berkeley studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has interned at Google Brain, Facebook, Apollo / Meteor Development Group, Khan Academy, Coursera, and Paya Labs working with technologies such as GraphQL, React.js, Rust, and Scala.js to develop open-source libraries, educational platforms, and backend infrastructure. At Berkeley, he works on research enabling high-level programming languages and abstractions to produce efficient and safer code.

Shadaj hosts many open-source libraries and projects on GitHub, and has a channel on YouTube. He has presented a keynote at OSCON 2014 and at Scala Days (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), GraphQL Summit, Scale By the Bay, and various other technical conferences. In high school, he was the Co-President of Lynbrook Robotics, where he led a competitive robotics team of over 100 students. Shadaj loves spreading his love of technology and started TechTalks — a program that brings guest speakers to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with students at a local middle school. He also teaches programming to kids and other beginners through non-profit organizations. When not working on assignments or programming he plays the sitar, an Indian classical instrument and volunteers at a local non-profit music organization.