Vikash Parekh: Front End Web Developer | Full Stack Web Developer. In San Francisco and Oakland, Bay Area, CA. Vikash Vikash Vikash Vikash Vikash Vikash Vikash vikashiscool etc

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I'm Vikash.

I'm a full-stack web/mobile developer who draws on his experiences as a researcher, program manager, and comedy writer to build elegant web applications with the user and the fellow developer in mind, all while keeping larger goals in perspective.

Unlike rhythmic gymnastics, web development is a team sport. I strongly believe in constant communication, continuous iteration, and close collaboration.

I believe in maintaining a solid foundation in web development fundamentals while learning the leading/bleeding edge of new web development frameworks, libraries, and tools that will allow me to create more engaging and interactive applications

And I'm excited by the idea of building new solutions that address new and otherwise complex problems, regardless of the industry.



Languages: JavaScript, Ruby, HAML, HTML/CSS, Sass

Frameworks and Libraries: Node.js with Express, Angular, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, HandlebarsJS, Bootstrap

Databases/Database Tools: SQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis

Testing Frameworks: Mocha, RSpec, Protractor, Capybara

Collaboration Tools: Git/GitHub, Trello, Heroku

Other Methods/Concepts: OOP, user stories, wireframing, algorithms, inheritance, API integration, data structures

Developer in Residence
General Assembly, San Francisco, CA
February 2015 – November 2015

Skills developed: Student mentorship; classroom management; lesson plan development; project management; debugging code; troubleshooting errors; coordination of TAs and instructors.

Accomplishments: Advised and tutored over 90 web development immersive students in various web development methods, languages, frameworks, and libraries.

Web Development Immersive (WDI) Student
General Assembly, San Francisco, CA
November 2014 – February 2015

Skills developed: HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, OOP, Node.js with Express, jQuery, AJAX, AngularJS, Ruby on Rails, SQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, TDD/BDD, API integration, data structures, Git/Github, Heroku, Trello, UX and product management fundamentals.

Accomplishments: Successful completion of the web development course and immediate hiring by General Assembly as a WDI teaching assistant. I have worked on individual and group projects that have enabled me to apply and further develop my planning, wireframing, and coding skills.

Quantitative Analyst
Kearny Venture Partners, San Francisco, CA
February 2014 – November 2014

Skills developed: Clinical trial data analysis, sample size forecasting, economic and financial analysis, data management.

Accomplishments: Managed a data repository of over 250 biotech companies, over 350 scientific publications, and KVP's diversified stock portfolio.

Program Manager
National Institutes of Health
September 2009 – July 2012

Skills developed: Research and programmatic support for epidemiologic studies on infectious diseases; grantwriting, policy-writing, and technical/non-technical scientific writing.

Accomplishments: Coordinated vital research projects focusing on the 2009 H1N1 pandemic; coordinated international research conferences on respiratory viruses, managed grant applications and the publication of scientific articles.