💼 Resume/CV

You’ll find on this page an informal timeline of where I have been since I started working. If you need a formal CV/resume, I’m happy to provide that to you discreetly.

Should anything on this page interest you, and you find yourself wanting to reach out to me for hiring or availability inquiries, elsewhere is the place to look at.

Past Client Feedback

Ru has been an integral part of our development team, working tirelessly for excellence. She has proven her ability to think of best practice as well as applying herself as a developer and as to what is best for the user when reviewing UX and UI. She is accurate with her timings and thorough with her questioning to make sure what she is working on is correct first time and really embeds herself into the project goals. Oh and as for her work, it’s fantastic! She’s a great asset to have on the team!

— Spike Bowen, Senior Producer, Mediablaze

Questions you might have

When am I available next?

I’m available to work full-time from . At the moment, I am not taking any part-time engagements.

So what do you do, really? What’s the short of it? I don’t want to read this whole page.

I find myself excelling at improving user interfaces and customer experiences. I started out as a front-end developer, and really enjoy this part of my job.

Lately, I’ve scaled myself up to include DevOps and some tools on the back-end. Ultimately, I consider being self-sufficient important. In that light, I’ve been doing Python and more so Django, lately.

I would not say I’m an expert at any single tool. I play around with anything and everything — I’m a generalist.

Get in touch with me.

If you have a default email client of choice set on your device (such a Gmail or Apple Mail), you can simply click the email address. If not, copy the email address and get in touch with me: hi+hire@rusingh.com.

May I see your resume/CV first?

My resume/CV will be made available on request. Drop me an email, and I’ll be happy to provide it! 😊

I’m a non-profit and my budget is limited. Would you be interested?

Yes! I’m interested in providing a better online presence to those who run a non-profit for affirmative action.

If this is you, please feel free to get in touch — I’ll be happy to discuss a cut-rate for my services. I would also be willing to explore technologies and tools I am not familiar with as a way to mutually benefit us through this process.

Projects

While these project pages should offer you a decent overview, they are still to be considered a work-in-progress: both the projects and the project pages. Additionally, there are some projects not listed here that are available through my formal CV.

  • Freelancing in India: A Handbook
    A simple and comprehensive guide to start making sense of the legal framework for Indian freelancers.
  • Smix Eleventy Starter
    A starter kit for Eleventy SSG and Forestry CMS/NetlifyCMS, based on gulp v4.
  • Bill My Pocket
    Data-driven static website​ that evaluates whether a regional price for a software subscription is fair in a given country based on Purchasing Power Parity.

Timeline

Finally, where I have been. If you’ve gotten this far, chances are you are curious. 🙂

2020-Present

I spent a significant amount of time playing with JAMStack (Eleventy), the IndieWeb, and interacting with the free and open source community on Mastodon.

Professionally, I started a long-term contract late in 2020 as a generalist web developer: dabbling across the entire stack… front-end, back-end, system administration, and developer operations, and even working across two eco-systems — JavaScript and Python.

Currently, my primary work involves Django.

2019

I took up some WordPress projects as I needed a change of scenery, and took some time out to take care of my mental health.

This year, I also joined Fosstodon (a Mastodon community geared towards free and open source software enthusiasts), a small part of a larger, decentralized microblogging network called the Fediverse.

I also began self-hosting a bunch of tools via Docker.

Based on my experiences writing my own static site, I wrote a starter kit for Eleventy called Smix Eleventy Starter. It has seen over 650 unique visitors since I started counting in May 2020. Unrelated, I also authored the first iteration of Bill My Pocket.

2017-2018

My journey started me out as a front-end developer with React.js — back when ES6 JavaScript Components were a thing. I spent 17 months working with just the core concepts — no CSS-in-JS and no Redux. We did perfectly well and to be honest, I had a ton of fun working on the UI layer. 🙂

I put together a handbook for my fellow freelancers in India based on my own experiences. Since I started counting the visitors from May 2020, it has seen roughly 220 of them.

2013-2014

This was an interesting year, and perhaps my first go at trying to be self-sufficient, and getting a taste of what I later found out I would end up doing full-time.

I started a self-owned web development and web design firm (What?!). We rendered technical services to societies and individuals in my university, and I was responsible for handling customer-facing interaction and contractual negotiations along with engineering and design tasks.