For the last few years, I've been working at the intersection of technology and social impact to help build sharethemeal.org. STM is the world's first app to fight global hunger and is part of the United Nations World Food Programme. I spent four incredible years in Berlin building STM, before moving back to India and continuing remotely.
In my spare time, I like to work on micro projects. These days, I'm interested in making tiny utility apps for macOS.
Mizu is a macOS app that reminds me to drink water at set intervals and helps me reach my daily goals. It's quite simple and does the job for me. If you're interested, you can grab it from the releases page on GitHub or fork the project and build it yourself.
This experience has taught me that the way to native macOS development is perilous. From breaking API changes and lack of backward compatibility to obscure documentation. It's dangerous to go alone, even with ChatGPT. I might look at Electron or Tauri for my next project.
Non-profits attract some of the kindest people in the world who are dedicated to solving real problems. My experience building ShareTheMeal has taught me a thing or two about fundraising and building tech at non-profits. If you're a non-profit looking for advice on technology, please reach out.
- SankalpTaru Foundation is working on environmental conservation by planting trees, promoting rural livelihood, women empowerment, etc. They work across 25 Indian states and have planted and survived more than 3 million trees.
- humanID is an anonymous authentication platform for building safer online communities. Non-profit and open source, the project was started in 2022 by the Foundation for a Human Internet with the help of Mozilla and Harvard University.