I’m Akshay Easwaran, and I’m a software engineer at Salesforce, having completed my BS in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2019.
I fell in love with computer science long ago. I’ve been working with computers for most of my life and have developed a genuine fascination with how they and their software work.
I originally got into programming when my family first bought an iMac and suggested I learn how to create iPhone applications. I followed a few basic tutorials from online and was immediately hooked. I eventually bought a MacBook Pro and started developing apps as a hobby, hoping one day to be good enough at programming to turn my skills into a career.
In the summer of 2013, I worked at CloudSherpas, Inc., a cloud-computing and mobile application consulting company based in Atlanta, as an intern in the software engineering department. I helped create an iOS application that interacted with the Salesforce backend service for one of the company’s clients.
During the summer of 2014, I interned at AppsNMotion, Inc., a mobile application startup based in Atlanta, testing production code of the company’s restaurant discovery and rewards application, as well as writing logic to enhance the user experience and create new features.
From July 2014 to August 2017, I worked at Pardot, a Salesforce company based in Atlanta, as a software engineering intern. I helped maintain a large-scale sales and marketing web application to deliver marketing emails to businesses and people. During the summer of 2016, I worked with a scrum team of six other engineers to produce new features that tighten Pardot’s Salesforce CRM integration and played a key role in directing Intern Hack Week, a week-long hackathon for the six Salesforce interns posted in Atlanta, and oversaw the creation of a basic machine-learning project that analyzed analytics data from Pardot to find trends in customer activity behind closed deals. During the summer of 2017, I leveraged Apache Storm and Kafka to build a prototype that streamed Salesforce change events to MySQL.
Between December 2017 and May 2018, I was a DevOps intern in T-Mobile’s TechX Internship Program, building Tableau dashboards to visualize project health and Agile metrics and support executive and managerial decision making.
For summer 2018, I returned to Salesforce as a software engineering intern with Pardot, this time based out of San Francisco, CA. In this stint, I helped improve Pardot’s Salesforce integration by building Java and PHP features for a version of the Pardot experience accessible from within Salesforce.
In fall 2018, I worked with The Coca-Cola Company as an intern with The Bridge by Coca-Cola, connecting customer and internal teams with startups to solve their most pressing business challenges.
As of summer 2019, I returned to Salesforce again, building tools and end-to-end automation systems to maximize the quality of new features on the Salesforce platform.
Ramblin' Reck Club
Reck Driver Aide ('17), Member-at-Large ('18), Technology Chair (Spring '19)
Feb 2017 - May 2019
Alumnus of an organization of students committed to the education and promotion of Georgia Tech spirit, history and tradition. While a member, worked together with other members and student organizations to instill the student body with enthusiasm for all the facets of Tech, whether that be sports, events, or the school itself. Built a website that details the history of the Ramblin’ Reck mascot since its inception in 1961, planned events and activities that fostered a sense of community and strengthened the internal culture of the organization, and refreshed the organization’s web presence.
Sept 2016 - May 2018
Led the development of the website for a student-led version of the TEDx conference series at Georgia Tech. Worked with other executive committee members to drive UI/UX design and feature development to make the website a central location for information about TEDx events at Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech Student Government Association
IT Development Committee Member ('15), Chair ('16), and Project Lead ('17)
Sept 2015 - Dec 2017
Worked with campus officials and external IT contacts to improve existing infrastructure and established new working relationships to build a better future for Georgia Tech students.
Georgia Tech College of Computing
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (CS 2340: Objects and Design)
Aug - Dec 2016
Helped fellow students learn about object-oriented programming and project-based teamwork and taught them about JavaFX development and Agile Scrum methodologies for their first foray into team-based software development.
For more information or a resume, please email me.