My name is Nagarjun Palavalli but, most people call me Nag. I'm a full-stack web developer and currently work as an Engineering Manager at Nightfall, where I lead a team of talented front-end engineers. I live in Bangalore, India.
As an ex-startup founder, I am passionate about building design and user-centric products. I enjoy designing user interfaces in Figma just as much as I enjoy writing code.
In addition to web development, my passions include aviation, travel, photography and history. I enjoy flying airliners on X-Plane and hope to learn to fly a real plane one day.
In the 9th grade, I entered an international Microsoft hackathon using my father's name since I was underage. To my surprise, I won! Microsoft kindly allowed me to keep my prize - a Hewlett-Packard business server (pre-cloud era).
Ranked top 4 in a nation-level Microsoft hackathon. I was awarded a copy of Windows Vista, Office, and an HTC Windows Mobile phone.
Teamed up with experts across the indsutry to create the Bangalore chapter of the Google Technology User Group (precursor to Google Developer Days). I organised and ran multiple events at the Google Bangalore office.
I dropped out of college to start Eduora - a modern Learning Management System for colleges and universities. Eduora was the first international startup to be accepted into Alchemist Accelerator in Silicon Valley.
Teamed up with my friend and won 3rd place at the 2014 Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon. We built an SMS-based customer support app in 48 hours using Salesforce and Heroku. I wrote about my experience here.
TripCloud is an integrated travel and expense management platform for small-to-mid-sized companies in the United States. TripCloud was accepted into Acceleprise (now Forum Ventures), an enterprise startup accelerator in San Francisco.
This website was built with a number of incredible open-source and free-to-use resources. Here are a few honorable mentions:
- Website: Built with Gatsby and styled with Tailwind. Blog posts are written in MDX.
- Hosting: Hosted on Vercel's lightening fast CDN. DNS provided by Cloudflare
- Fonts: Bakbak One and PT Sans, delivered via Google Fonts
- Icons: IconFinder and Lucide
- Code editor: Visual Studio Code