Mahtab Alam

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My Philosophy

I view the knowledge in my brain like collections of puzzle pieces that connect to solve various puzzles. Everything I know about designing and coding is through my entreprenurial initiatives - Peace Out Poverty and unpuzzled. My lifelong mission is to optimize the way puzzle pieces are collected and connected through technology. When I started a charity at the age of 19, I quickly realized that some aid recipients lacked motivation and drive, which is a result of their lack of knowledge. The $2,000 I spent buying 8 rickshaws, 3 cows, 1 boat, and 1 mini-shop to help aid recipients rid themselves off of poverty impacted only 60% of the recipients. The rest lacked knowledge and skills, which is the main cause of poverty. Therefore, in order to reduce and ultimately terminate poverty, delivering knowledge in an optimized, efficient and user-friendly manner is my life long mission. Read more...

DESIGN

INSPIRATION & PASSION

I draw inspiration from popular websites and implement a better version for fun.

WIREFRAMING

Before designing websites, I sketch out ideas and reiterate design processes.

EVERY DESIGN HAS A STORY

Every user experience is designed as if it's telling a story--Intriguing and easy to follow.

Front-End of unpuzzled & portfolio

Experience with the most popular frameworks: Bootstrap, Foundation and Materialize.

2 Components - React.js, Redux & Webpack

A YouTube Live Search and a Weather App component using the YouTube and OpenWeatherMap APIs.

Chat App - Node.js, WebSockets, Passport.js

A component made in React.js that feeds YouTube search results as you type your search query.

Energy Savings Calculator - Angular.JS

An online calculator that calculates energy savings from switching to various types of light bulbs.

CODING PROJECTS

ENTREPRENEURIAL PROJECTS

NON-PROFIT STARTUP - Peace Out Poverty

A social entrepreneurship startup that aimed to prop up aid recipients with income generating services.

Social Media for Learners - unpuzzled.co

Strategy

Come up with innovative features that accelerate online learning.

Outsource Experience

Led teams in India and Nepal to create a video annotation system

Managing Content Creators

Managed five engineering students from all departments of Engineering.

3 INTERNSHIPS - AECOM (FORTUNE 500)

Involved in over $250 million construction projects in most major highways in Toronto (401, 427, QEW).

1 INTERNSHIP - CN RAIL

Served as the junior project engineer under the chief operating officer of CN Rail's Eastern Division.

NATIONAL COMPETITION - Popsicle Bridge

Part of a team that placed 3rd at Ryerson University and top 10 in the national competition held at Montreal.

YOUTUBE CHANNEL - RyeSource

Produced videos that explained engineering concepts in videos. This led to founding unpuzzled.

CIVIL ENGINEER

SPORTS & EXTRACURRICULAR

BASKETBALL

I use basketball as a source of inspiration for self improvement.

WORKING OUT

Working out keeps me healthy and fit. It also keeps my brain very active, allowing me to be creative.

HACKATHONS

Hackcessibility: Aimed to improve accessibility
IoT Hackathon: Used technology to improve traffic.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

Photography, Videography and Animations help express my ideas vividly. It is now one of my main interests.

My Lifelong Mission in Detail

What is unpuzzled?

Using Outsourcing to Start a Digital Agency

Learning Node.js + Express

Learning Facebook's React.js

Learning Node.js from a Udemy course

Learning Basic and Advanced CSS

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