• Hi, I'm Keith Mascarenhas

  • I like building things.

About me!

I'm currently working as a Software Developer at Akamai Technologies.

My major fields of interest include Statistics, Machine Learning and Web Application Development.

What my employers have said about me..

High Standards

"Keith always approached tasks with equal enthusiasm; sets high standards and works to achieve them. From day one Keith was excited about learning new technologies like Ruby on Rails, and it was this excitement during his interview that most led us to take him on. He applied a good energy on the job and learned quickly and was driven to share some of what he learned with the team as well, as with the 'Vagrant' tool."

- Christopher Orth, Manager - Akamai Technologies

Enthusiasm

"Keith always approached tasks with equal enthusiasm and sets high standards and works to achieve them. He was a also massive contributor to helping us organize our development and team processes more efficiently. Keith rapidly versed himself in any technology he did not know, often on his own personal time."

- Darrell Grissen, CTO - Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.

Problem Solver

"Keith demonstrated an exceptional ability to identify & evaluate problems and recommend solutions. He consistently put thoughtful judgement into beneficial action. He regularly demonstrated knowledge and skills of the organization's particular field of discipline that were new and helpful to associates in the organization"

- Darrell Grissen, CTO - Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.

Skills

I've spent almost a year interning at two companies and I've been programming in various languages for 6 years. Some of the skills I've gotten pretty good at are..

Python

86%

Been programming in Python for 3 years now and it's grown to be my favorite tool-belt to hack away at a weekend project

Machine Learning

76%

The Machine Learning course I took as part of my Masters has been one I've thoroughly enjoyed and I'm currently working on more ML-based projects and taking a MapReduce course.

Web Development

91%

Built 4 Rails websites and written 60,000+ lines of code for a Django web-app besides several other Joomla and HTML sites.

"One more thing..."

Well more than one actually.. I'm pretty good at a lot of other things and my LinkedIn profile does a good job of highlighting all of that. Or you can check my résumé out.

Move fast and break things!

Mark Zuckerberg

Projects

I'm passionate about building useful applications that makes lives easier and more productive

Here are some of the things I've built..

Fantasy Premier League Assistant

August 2013 to Present

A Rails app that scrapes the Fantasy League site and uses a multi-dimensional knapsack to pick the optimal team. Also uses Machine Learning algorithms to predict player performances so as to pick a better team.

Soccer Match Result Prediction using Machine Learning

January 2013 to April 2013

Tested multiple learning algorithms utilizing Weka and wrote a Python program that implemented AdaBoost to predict Soccer results with 67% accuracy for a 3 class problem and elicited interesting discoveries in the report.

Meta Search Engine in Python

January 2012 to April 2012

Constructed a meta search engine from ground up, that parsed 3000+ documents, stemmed & stopped 170,000 words and combined 5 variations of retrieval systems and then implemented a PageRank algorithm.

Check out all my other projects with detailed descriptions on my LinkedIn profile and GitHub

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Confucius

Work Experience

Here's where I've worked at..

Akamai Technologies

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Software Tools Developer

May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months) | Greater Boston Area

  • Ramped up on Rails in two weeks and ported parts of a Perl-based, build-and-release-tracking application to Rails following Test Driven Development principles.
  • Evaluated and tested integrating a Rails 3 application with JIRA's REST API using OAuth, SSO and PubCookie.
  • Rapidly prototyped a Rails 3 app that generated reports of Issues on JIRA utilizing Twitter Bootstrap.

Entrepreneurial Finance Lab.

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Full Stack Developer

May 2012 – May 2013 (1 year 1 month) | Greater Boston Area

  • Primary full stack developer with full ownership over Django based web-app serving 30 financial institutions across 25 countries. Ramped up on Django and got to first code-complete release in 2 weeks.
  • Django WebApp: Architected and developed 20+ enhancements for WebApp amounting to about 60,000 lines of code, displaying proficiency in Django, jQuery and utilizing MySQL, Google Maps API, jQGrid, jQuery-UI, CSS, AJAX, REST.
  • Git Migration: Headed process and implemented changes to migrate 6 person dev-team from Subversion to Git by independently researching Git for team workflow process. Also served as subject matter expert for the same.
  • Caching: Optimized caching framework for Django app using Memcache and Database session-caches consequently reducing page load times by 50%.
  • System Administration: Performed Linux/Apache/Git/AWS administration for Django hosting & deployment.

Freelance work

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January 2008 – Present (5 years 9 months)

  • Fantasy Premier League Assistant - http://www.fplassistant.com/ . Developed an application in Rails that scrapes the Fantasy Premier League website for player details and then creates a grid which enables FPL managers to pick better teams.
  • Developed 4 websites using Rails 3, RefineryCMS along with Twitter Bootstrap and deployed to Heroku
  • Structured, designed, developed and maintained the 4 Websites using Joomla
  • Developed a Chrome Extension to search all bookmarked webpages using Google Custom Search after parsing your Chrome Bookmarks

Get in touch!

I'd love to hear from you!

If you wish to learn more about me or just want to say hi, feel free to email me! or