Hi, I'm Ru. I'm a web developer with an interest in standards, semantics, and good user experiences. I'm currently exploring minimalism in my work.
I also like to spend time at 🌊 sea, have 🍵 a warm cuppa to ease into my evenings, and oh - I'm always looking to add to my playlists on 🎶 Spotify!
You will often find me working on my site — because there's no better joy 🥳 than having a space on the internet that's truly your own.
In fact, many people argue the web has lost its way. In my personal capacity, here's some of the things I'm doing to be a part of the solution and help:
- My website participates on the IndieWeb. This enables a social web with other IndieWeb folks without an ephemeral silo in between — such as Facebook or Twitter. Remember MySpace?
- I'm 🐢 (slowly) working on a Micropub client for the IndieWeb named Celestial. Think of it as a CMS, but based on open standards.
- I run a nascent community named SmallCamp. If you're a friend, just ask for an invite! We encourage honest tooting, good or bad — away from unethical algorithms and advertisments.
As someone who wants to provide value to the community from my experiences, I have authored and maintain a handbook for freelancers in India.
I'm interested in providing a better online presence to those who run a non-profit in the domain of:
- public policy,
- gender equality, and,
- anything that benefits or implements the principles of democracy.
If this is you, please get in touch — I'll be happy to discuss a cut-rate for my services.
Anyhow, if this aligns with what you're looking for, it might be a good idea to speak with me. I would be honored to pay my bills by learning and writing quality code — one that's authored for the long haul.
I'm available to work with from November 2020.