Bharadwaj Parthasarathy

Email : star at bharad dot net
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Be a part of an innovative web based startup where I can apply my expertise to create valuable solutions.


  • Proficient in developing database driven web applications with Python/PHP/J2EE. Beginner in Rails, Node.
  • Strong appreciation of algorithms, data structures, performance, scalability, code readability in various web stacks.
  • Practical working knowledge with various APIs – Twitter, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Buzz, etc.
  • Strong understanding of version control, database management and infrastructure.
  • Experienced in designing user interfaces and quickly implementing working prototypes.
  • Good experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, iOS programming.
  • Technology meetups, conferences, hackathon enthusiast.


Software Engineer, Path (startup), San Francisco [Nov 2013 to Current]
  • Working on the Path API, making it better for millions of users.
Software Engineer, BrightScope (startup), San Diego [Jul 2011 to Aug 2013]
  • Developed the Question and Answer platform, several components in financial advisor pages directory.
  • Enhanced search (using Solr), built several new features to the enterprise SAAS financial platform.
Software Engineer (Intern), Residential Science Resources (startup), Minneapolis [Jan 2011 to May 2011]
  • Built several web components using DOOPHP, MySQL and also handled cloud migration.
Software Engineer, Antarctic Geospatial Information Center, University of Minnesota [Oct 2010 to Jan 2011]
  • Architect and Developer of the Imagery management system, built using Django and PostgreSQL.
Software Engineer (Intern), Devhub [Startup, funded 1.5M USD], Seattle [Jun 2010 to Sep 2010]
  • Built several modules, themes and components of this gamified website builder using Django.
Software Engineer, IBM [May 2006 to Sep 2008]
  • Built applications in Java and web services for a leading telecom giant in US.
  • Received best year end evaluation ratings twice [approx top 5%], IBM Asia-Pacific award 2008 Recipient.

Projects (view entire list here):

AskFriends (beta) – Ask your friends what to buy! (
  • Facebook application built using python, Flask, Mysql and hosted on AWS EC2.
AZStore (beta) – Amazon List creator (Open source –
  • Built using amazon API via Cloudfront, Azstore is a simple CMS to manage lists of amazon products.
Super Events WordPress Plugin – [Creator and Developer] Event management and RSVP (open source)
  • Uses WordPress custom post types to create events and uses WordPress API hooks for ajaxified RSVP. – Webhosting Information and services Portal [Jan 2010]
  • Built using Drupal and Ubercart, wrote custom Drupal modules for search, listing functionality. & – Twitter Google search mashup & AI answering engine [Dec 2009]
  • Uses the Google APIs to search for answers to given questions in Google search results programatically.
Mac OSX Dashboard Widgets [Twitter search, Amazon search, Amazon total]
  • Designed the three widgets [accepted by apple and made available for download in]


Degree Year CGPA University
M.S., Computer Science Fall 2009 – Spring 2011 3.61 / 4 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.E., Electrical and Electronics 2002-2006 7.99 / 10 Coimbatore Institute of Technology, India


  • Social influence in Wikipedia – Social web, Dec 2009.
  • Social media Q&A response analysis, Case study with Twitter and Facebook, May 2010

Selected Course Work:

Social web, Human computer Interaction and UI Design, User Interface Design, Applied technology entrepreneurship, Advanced algorithms, Architecture and Implementation of Databases, Electronic Commerce.


Operating Systems Mac OS X, Unix, Linux
Programming Languages Python, C, Obj-C, Java, JavaScript. Beginner in Ruby, Rust, Lisp.
Web Technologies Django, Flask, PHP, JSP, Servlets, CakePHP, DooPHP. Beginner in Node.
Markup Technologies HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT
Databases MySQL, PL/SQL, Solr, MongoDB, Redis
Content Management Systems WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento


Certification Provider Date
Sun Certified Java Programmer, 1.4 Sun Microsystems December 2006
IBM eServer Certified Specialist – AIX Basic Operations V5 IBM February 2007
Introduction to Oracle 9i SQL Oracle May 2007
Sun Certified Web Component Developer, J2EE, 1.4 Sun Microsystems December 2007