I am Taranjeet Singh, and I can help you start your business, build your product, design your system architecture and grow an engineering team. I can also help you in increasing engagement within your company by conducting various events like hackathons, quizzes.
I have tried running my own startup twice in college and once afterwards. I was able to launch the product and get some early customers, but failed in operations and scaling. However it was a great experience in terms of learning. Here is a little brief about what I was trying to build and why it failed.
Online Aggregator Portal for discount and deal at offline stores in 2012, hyperlocal space. I was able to onboard 40-50 merchant from 5 malls of Noida/Ghaziabad and 600 deals were requested in the span of 6 months but failed due to lack of a proper team and capital.
E-commerce Portal for laptop stickers in 2014. I was able to get 300 orders in 2 months from 3 cities but failed to run it operationally due to lack of capital.
Social Media Management and Analytics Dashboard for restaurants in 2017. I was able to bring 10 restaurants onboard within a span of 1 month, but it failed as it was not solving a customer pain point(delivery time optimization/in-house food quality control).
I am an active Open source developer. Some of my major contributions include
Evalai, a Cloud-CV Project - I played a key role here in developing the product from scratch to leading its participation in the GSOC and making the onboarding of new users easy. One very notable contribution here is the implementation of parallelized backend, which takes approximately 2 minutes for a submission to be processed in comparison to standard 10-12 minutes taken by Microsoft Codalabs
Wye, a Python India Project - I was responsible for building dashboards and learning platforms for tutors.
Zulip, a Dropbox Project - I was responsible for setting up a custom linting pipeline for the whole codebase.
I have a special love for hackathons. I feel that hackathons are a way to accelerate learning, increase engagement and team building, improve society through technology and helps in the assessment of an individual. Some of my contributions are
Organized a day-long corporate internal hackathon at Gradeup. I was responsible for everything here, from the problem statement to team creation, from judging criteria to the awards. It was a fun and engaging experience, where some internal tools got created in a day, achievement timeline was made and the whole office got a new look.
Judged a hackathon conducted by GDG Noida at JIIT Noida.
Sponsored Smart India Hackathon 2017, held at JSS Noida via one of my startups. I was also a mentor and judge at this event.
I have worked at Paytm (2015-2017), and Gradeup (2017-2018). I have interned at Schneider Electric (2013) and Fratmart.com (2014).