Nikhil Verma

@NikhilVerma

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With over seven years of experience in five different countries, I am a web developer and a designer who is passionate about latest technologies and good user experiences.

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Common colours from an image
Advanced Javascript debugging techniques
Fixed headers in mobile webapps

Technical Experience

Career

Mobile Web Developer at Badoo, London, UK Jan 2013 - Present

“With over 160 million users in over 180 countries using the site in 35 languages, Badoo.com is a truly global, multi-lingual, location-based, “meeting network”, focused on chatting, flirting and meeting new people.”

m.badoo.com - Badoo’s HTML5 mobile webapp which is built using Underscore, Zepto and the Dust template system.

m.hotornot.com - Brand new mobile webapp built using LESS and Zepto designed and highly optimized to give a native feeling.

Software Engineer at Opera Software, Göteborg, Sweden and Oslo, Norway June 2011 – Jan 2013

Unreleased Project - Worked on a new project for Opera Software built on pure JS frontend using one of the in-house libraries. The technologies I worked on for the project are JavaScript, SASS (CSS3). The website is designed to work across devices and browsers. Paying special attention to the mobile aspect as Opera has a major share in mobile browsers.

my.opera.com - Share photos, start your own blog, meet friends and do mobile blogging. A blogging website for Opera users. It has a responsive layout which scales well in mobile devices.

Web Technologist at AOL Inc, Bangalore, India and Dulles, USA June 2008 – June 2011

travel.aol.com “Find travel information, vacation packages, airline tickets and hotels from AOL Travel; your online destination for vacation and travel planning.”

Developed a tool which helps editors program pages by making it look exactly like the rendered page. This was done by utilizing the content-editable feature and a jQuery plug-in to convert DOM into a JSON object.

m.coolage.in “A website for college students offering hyper local content relevant to their colleges”

This website is based on AOL’s blogging platform and takes support from API’s which include user voting, SMS integration and moderation built on a LAMP stack developed by me, it’s primarily developed for mobile devices especially considering Blackberry and Symbian based phones in mind.

shopping.aol.com

Developed this website from the USA being the part of a team of 5 developers. The site is built using LAMP using the MVC architecture and uses jQuery.

personals.aol.com (now closed)

Redesigned the website front-end from scratch using the jQuery library, responsible for converting Photoshop documents to XHTML/CSS using sprites extensively. Paid special emphasis to the page load and JavaScript optimization.

jobs.aol.com

Helped with the migration and redesign of the website to a new architecture.

Other:

  • Worked with various API’s including Flickr, Twitter, YQL and MapQuest and combined them to develop application demos.
  • Using the Agile/Scrum Process to work collaboratively with a diverse team across two countries to deliver on the requirements.

Intern (Web Developer) at Yodlee, Bangalore, India June 2007 - August 2007

Freelancer in Lucknow, India 2005 - 2007

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