Who am I?
- Name: Nimish Gautam
- From: The USA
- Currently: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I believe knowledge and information want to be free, and I want to help it, whether through analysis or dissemination.
I also like to dabble in the world of gadgets and open source technology— I mean, we do live in the future after all.
What I'm involved in
Using TV white space for rural wi-fi
Roles and Responsibilities
I used combinations of software usage data and internal business data to develop new strategies on how to scale, and helped implement them across the organization
I did extensive statistical analysis on user behavior data and survey data to create business recommendations and quarterly objectives
I designed and coded an extensible internal reporting infrastructure and business data storage solution
The goal of this project was to build a platform for sharing and creating educational resources for the Danish educational system. As CTO, my role was to draw up technical specifications for this platform, as well as leading in-house and outsourced team members in development. I also conducted extensive user interviews and user studies for requirements elicitation.
As Basidia became more integrated with Saxo.com, my role was the same as above, only the products were Saxo Publish, Saxo Print-On-Demand and Saxo Education.
As part of the Wikipedia Usability Initiative, I gathered qualitative and quantitative data on the usage of Wikipedia and its sister projects, looking at the findings, and, with my teammates, wrote code to implement the changes that would best meet our usability goals.
When the organization grew larger, I continued as a research analyst in Global Development. My responsibilities were to gather data on global usage, building a generic analytics framework for this data, and summarizing the insights from it for the organization and the wiki community.
I worked on user behavior analysis for products in Yahoo! Travel.
Additionally, I conducted A/B tests of various landing pages.
What I learned
2005 August - 2007 May
Masters of Language Technology, part of the School of Computer Science. This program is divided between classwork and academic research. My work focused on using statistical and machine learning techniques for text-to-text translation.
Additional coursework included software design, search engine development, and interface/interaction design.
2000 August - 2003 December
Bachelors of Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
Specializations in Cognitive Science, Networking, and Video Game Design
What I know
Skills & Knowledge
Hobbies & Interests
Acroyoga is the practice of finding balance and connection with others.
Plus it's fun and teaches you fancy acrobatics. One of my favorite activities.
I'm continuously fascinated by the different structures in languages and languages in general
I'd learn them all if I could.
We don't have to wander around being stressed out all the time, nor should we.
Meditation is mental exercise in the purest form.
Tinkering with tech, especially open-source.
I've never been particularly good at this, but it's something I aim to improve on in the future. I especially like tinkering with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.