Shraddha Shaligram

Shraddha Shaligram

About Me

Software Developer, Open Source Contributor

I am a CS graduate student at University of Southern California, Los Angeles

I originally hail from Mumbai, India. My eyes staring at the code, my heart beating fast, my mind in a state of enigma, and my fingers ready to click through the keys to debug errors - that’s been my relation to computers ever since I first studied Computer Science in high school. I love to try different cuisines and learn about cultures at places I visit. With these new skills in hand I am eager to hit the ground running! Learning is my #1 passion. I look forward to being a life-long student of technology. Aside from Tech and learning, I am passionate about culture, community, and food!

I'm a curious learner. I'm continuously learning, falling, learning. I believe there's something I learn from each person, every day of my life which helps me build a growth mindset. I am passionate about knowledge transfer and mentorship. I am also a active member of different organizations like SWE, RTC and Girls in Tech.

  • Age23
  • ResidenceLos Angeles, California
  • SchoolUniversity of Southern California
  • DegreeMasters in Computer Science


Fun Facts



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Awards Won


Coffee Consumed



Software Developer



Masters in Computer Science

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Bachelors in Computer Science

University of Mumbai, India


September 2020

GHC'20 Open Source Day Mentor

Open Source Contributor for Techtonica Keyboard Shortcut Practices

Review projects documentation, setup, dedicated issues, spread the word regarding OSD, help answering questions of participants, help participants find issues and solution to the selected issue.

June 2020 - Present

GitHub's Major League Hacking (MLH) Fellow

Open Source Contributor

Selected amongst top 144 fellows from nearly 20,000 global applicants to contribute to different open source projects using Typescript.

Also featured as ‘Top Contributor of the Month ’ on n8n’s newsletter for maximum PRs merged.

Contributing to by implementing different integrations , creating reference documentation, executing code reviews, testing functionalities and working on n8n core features and writing technical blog posts for open source beginners to get started with.

August 2018 - March 2019

Mentor & Software Developer

DJ- Unicode

Mentored a full-stack development team of 15 sophomores for a project ‘Student Information Portal’ that improved shortlisting of candidates for Software Engineering interviews by performing keyword extraction from student’s resumes to align with recruiter’s requirements.

Steered RESTful API architecture and added features such as filtering students by grades and skills, dynamic generation of popular skills and historical trends of students’ academics with Django web framework.

December 2017 - July 2018

Software Developer Intern


Developed a full-fledged shopping portal for electronic appliances using Android, MySQL with predictive customer analytics for creating personalized interesting that prevented customer attrition by 5%

Implemented functionalities like flexible cart with payment gateway, integrating and updating products on fly, adding items to a wishlist and applying filters based on different categories.

Programming Languages






Web Technologies

React JS

Node JS






ML Modules




Blogs & Exocortex

I write code, blog posts, notebooks, and musings.

My blog is where I keep my big lessons. Sometimes they're important code knowledge or concepts. Sometimes it's career or life lessons.

The ExoCortex is where I keep all my reference knowledge. It covers everything from coding, soft skills, nonfiction, and anything else I find useful to remember.

I want to write but can't quite fit into my blog or ExoCortex goes here. Any silly things get scribbled in Recent Notes.


Get in Touch

Get in Touch

Always open for collaborations! Like my stuff? Have questions or feedback for me? Want to mentor me or get my help with something?

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