👋🏽 Hello, my name is Anuraag!
I am a junior at Purdue University studying computer science and economics. I love products, technology, sports, and politics.
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About Me

I’m interested in introducing technology to archaic industries, in order to align incentives and improve people’s lives. Last summer, I was a fellow at 8VC and a software engineering intern at BuildZoom, where I built web applications to help homeowners and companies hire exceptional contractors.

During the school year, I spend my free time building interesting side projects for me [and sometimes others] to use, primarily with Ruby and Javascript. I’m, also involved in Purdue’s student entrepreneurship scene, where I work on developing initiatives and events to get more students involved in entrepreneurship.

When I’m not coding or studying for my 48249 exams, you can either catch me at your local rec center playing basketball, on my computer reading up on political news, or with my friends watching some of our favorite TV shows.

Experience

8VC
Summer 2018
Fellow
- Was part of a cohort of sixteen other entrepreneurial undergraduates from all across the country.
- Attended and participated in various events with my cohort of fellows and the 8VC network
BuildZoom
Summer 2018
Software Engineering Intern
- Worked across the web stack (Angular/Rails) to build new features and additions to the application.
- Upgraded the BuildZoom scoring algorithm and communications infrastructure based on customer feedback.
- Built solutions to decrease email bounce rates by automatically fixing user emails and verifying their validity.
ID.me
Summer 2017
Software Engineering Intern
- Refactored the front-end and backend of the ID.me Developer web application
- Integrated new features into ID.me Shop, the company’s customer facing affiliate network marketplace
- Integrated a new federated authentication strategy into the ID.me SSO service

Projects