My Portfolio work
Here's a sneak peek at some of my projects I'm proud of and want to showcase you all. Have fun reading them, cheers!
Here's a short information about few of my projects which I was a part of in my 3 years of industrial experience as a developer cum product manager
NTERNET OF ANIMALS
Working as the youngest member in a team full of managers, senior managers and a managing director, we created a product with the soul purpose to look after farm animals with the help of artificial intelligence and IoT products. We created an ideal farm where the health and movement of all the animals will be tracked with sensors and a platform where farm owners can connect with each other and talks to doctors for suggestions. In this sea of features I was responsible for the part to predict future diseases which may effect animals. It was a huge task for a novice mind who had just started getting to know machine learning. In order to achieve the results I went over various methods and courses to know how I can solve the task. This is when I discovered time series forecasting. Tried my hands on the ARIMA model and made a working code which could detect diseases in the pigs based on the health data of pigs in farms and the frequency by which these diseases occur. It was a breakthrough moment for me and I felt accomplished. I was also responsible for developing a model farm with toys and creativity. I enjoyed playing with those toys and the experience was amazing. Cherry on the top, this product helped us win the “People’s choice awards” at the Accenture Global Technology Innovation Competition 2020.
Uber like but for Health
Having a versatile portfolio at an MNC required me to change my gears and switch to new products more often. One fine time I was asked to soothe the travel of patients when visiting hospital in Indian cities. My main challenge here was to find the right customer segment which will benefit the most from such a feature. So I decided to go for elderly people who find it hard to visit hospitals. Their main pain point was how can they travel to and from hospitals when they don’t have anyone around to take them there. Then it struck me, what if an Uber like system could be implemented with the help of hospitals which can pick and drop elderly patients to the hospital. Some fine research showed that such an idea can easily work with metropolitan cities which has cabs and family members are busy during the weekdays. And there was also something like Uber Health. It was time to jump on the development part where I successfully developed a website which could easily manage such scheduling. A dashboard at the hospitals that will also ensure that the patients have a means to book cabs for their future visits. If patients feel like, they can call the hospitals and they can book a ride for them too. It was a short process for me which hardly took few weeks but bringing in the hospitals into the solution was a fine update I am proud off.
Hospital of the future
As a product owner of Uber like system for hospitals, I was in the team which was responsible for modernising the hospitals. In this project I acted as a UI/UX designer who designed 6 KIOSK UI designs which would help patients admitted at a hospital of such a kind. These KIOSKS dealt with: appointment booking, cab booking, medical procedure records and other undisclosed KIOSKS. This project helped me sharpen my thinking and artistic part where I feel I created various futuristic UIs.
The Incident Reporting App
A well thought app which can help users report an injury or an accident within 15 seconds. I was the sole product manager for this project, managing a team of 15 developer and designers. I have created the whole UI, prototpye of this application and also some part of development. Here's a mockup for this task
CLAIR: Clean Air route finder
An app which can find travel directions to destination considering air quality of the route. Good product for people suffering from airbone diseases. The app was finalist at the Accenture Technology Innovation Challenge 2019. I was a part of product planning and developing team.
Image processing for a mining client
Performed machine learning wih image processing a mining company. Purpose was to detect intrusion, safety of warehouse goods and unhandled tools at workplace. Was part of programming, data collection and presentation of the project to the client.
A social media networking portal for college students and companies to facilitate recruitment and hold records of students
Back in 2016 fresh from college, I started interning at Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz Ltd and they were in a space looking for expanding their business to another fields. Hired to look for new domains and products for expansion, I came up with PlacementsXP, a recruiting portal for freshly graduated/graduating students. The purpose of this product after quite a decent research was to act as a bridge between the recruiters, students and college placement offices. Designed for children in India, where recruiters visit colleges and face a problem while filtering students for the interview. Even for students, who have good knowledge of domain but miss out due to high score filters set by recruiters, PlacementsXP would have been a boon.
Working with unique algorithm which gives more weightage to domain knowledge than other subjects, PlacementsXP ensured that students falling below the cut off but with good knowledge of required subjects could have gotten a chance for interview call up by 5-6%. Working for this project, I was responsible for planning & research. Find the pain points felt by students, recruiters and college placement department, Then create a strategy to find a way to improve chances for these students. I found viable solutions, prioritized the pain points and then created an MVP for the same. The whole experience was of just 3 months in which I had to communicate with upper managers, CEO of the company and developers. The wireframe, prototype and algorithm creation. You can go through the prototype of this project here. Since, this was an intern job I hold the ownership of this product. Have a look at the interactive wireframe:
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EduMusic: Learn with music
My most ambitious product yet. The purpose of this app is to teach kids with the help of songs. I came across the fact that small children have issue with focusing and concentrating on studies when they can easily play games on devices. So as a part of market research, I interviewed around 250 people to know about the issues they face with their kids and technology. After knowing several issues I prioritised lack of focus and interest amongst them. With the help of data I had, the right product I thought would be teaching with entertainment. After exploring many options to solve this, I thought of challenging myself and planned a deep learning based model which will create songs for kids which will teach them learn. I’m not going to spill much beans about this as it is work in progress and 2 research papers are under process right now. As a conclusion, the proposed method saw 7/10 parents happy with the trial run and showed interest in using such a product in future. this app child of mine also got attention from UC Berkley’s I-Corps program and SFSU’s Innovation fellowship.
A Handsfree voice assistant for first responders
WINNER OF 3 AWARDS
With winning three prices across San Francisco and USA, SIMBA would be dream of any product manager. Taking part at a hackathon organised by NIST and AT&T to help first responders, we came up across an idea to develop a handsfree voice assistant which will give intel to police officers when they are on ground performing their duties. We spoke with several police officers and gathered information of where all they need help. Then we brainstormed solutions and found 16 use-cases. Revolving around safety and fetching information from the control room. As part of 4, I was responsible for product management, planning, holding meetings, the UI/UX, a bit of development and presenting on stage. The 3 awards we won with this in a span of 6 months says I nailed it. Here's the award winning pitch:
WordsApp: Vocabulary Builder App
While preparing for GRE, I was finding it hard to find a perfect app to learn vocabulary. So I decided to make my own. Here’s WordsApp which can teach South Asians 1500 GRE/TOEFL words with meanings, synonyms, pronunciation and most importantly: mnemonics based on Hindi & english. This app didn’t only help me learn words but it also help more than 30,000 users learn with me. Available on both PlayStore & AppStore, WordsApp also managed to get into Facebook’s FBStarts incubation program. The app has a 4.7 rating on PlayStore. When seeing people need more ways to learn words, for a short time I included a feature of AudioBook, which will play words and meanings to users so they can do their usual tasks and learn by listening at the same time. Talking about gaining customers, the app’s first 20,000 downloads came in its first 3 months of launch. The app’s instagram page also had 25,000 followers once and it was only managed by me. I will say WordsApp gives you a complete insight of my product management in a one man team.
PikaPost: blogging website
To be frank, this is where unknowingly my journey towards product management started. Back in 2015, when I was a college student, I decided to develop a blogging website. A website where like minded people like me can come and create some articles and share their thoughts. With many refinements in the name and the niche of the website, Pikapost was born. It was the first time I was doing something like this. I learnt how to develop websites, how the promotions, social media and ads work. If all these were not enough I learnt the science behind SEO to get more hits on the website. To share the delight, from getting around 100-200 views a day, I managed to gain around 30,000-50,000 views per month from the Pune city. This feat didn’t come that easy. It took me 6 months to achieve such a success. Then came time for collaborations with different brands, restaurants and a YouTube channel. Which wasn’t that good but made few people laugh. And that’s what mattered to me back then. The website also gained me some pocket money during my college time and the YouTube channel got me an invitation to attend YouTube party at Mumbai the next year. This project is so important for me because I just didn’t wrote more than 200 articles but also managed the backend, promotions and managed a team of 10 writers.
The Incidence Reporting App
A well thought app which can help users report an injury or an accident within 15 seconds. I was asked to develop a solution to report injuries or accident through mobile phone, making me the sole product manager for this project. I was responsible for managing a team of 15 developers and designers. As a the PM for this project, I did research and came up with a solution to solve this problem. After finding multiplt solutions and prioritising tasks, we went with the below shown method. I was responsible for conducting the project in agile method, with frequent calls with managers and managing task flow of other teammates. Apart from that I created the whole UI, prototpye of this application and also some part of development. The app managed to report an injury within 15 seconds, beating the call time of a 911 call. It also shared location of the accident and gave sense of relief to the audience whom we showcased the app. Here's a mockup for this task