Sakshaat Choyikandi

Software Developer, Toronto, CA


I am currently in my final year of studies at the University of Toronto, pursuing a degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in Software Engineering. I am expected to graduate in June 2019.

I am an extremely self-driven and creative Software Developer with a natural curiosity for learning. I have used my background in Computer Science to develop numerous academic, professional and side-projects. I also have a strong drive to innovate and create products that I find useful which I believe other people may appreciate as well. I also enjoy other activities such as producing hip-hop music, personal fitness, world history and playing basketball.

I've held positions as a software development intern at Defence Research and Development Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the University of Toronto which have allowed me to gain experience in software engineering, full-stack development, mobile development, scientific programming and data analysis. I also have considerable experience designing and working with continuous integration pipelines created using AWS, Azure and Heroku.

You can find my professional resume here.

Technical Skillset
Languages Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, C, Bash
Web Node.js, React, GraphQL, REST, jQuery, CSS, Bootstrap, Flask
Tools GitHub, AWS, Azure, Heroku, Docker, CircleCI, Android SDK, Unity
Database SQLite, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
Design Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Inkscape, GIMP, Final Cut Pro, 3DS Max


University of Toronto

Expected Grad. Jun 2019

Candidate, Hon. B.Sc. in Computer Science, specializing in Software Engineering

Notable Courses – Engineering Large Software Systems, Intro. to Databases, Algorithm Analysis and Design, Programming on the Web, Computer and Network Security


Co-Founder & Co-President, UofT Open Source Society
May 2018 - April 2019
  • Launched a student club with the goal of spearheading collaboration on campus by developing a community where students can improve their technical skills by contributing to open source projects
  • Organized student enrichment workshops and seminars in collaboration with other organizations such as Mozilla, Rogers and TEDxUTSC with a total attendance of more than 100 students.
Associate, TEDxUTSC
Sept 2018 - Jun 2019
  • As part of a team of 30, helped organize and promote the biggest annual event on the UTSC campus with more than 250 people in attendance
Programming Mentor, First Robotics Canada
Dec 2018 - Mar 2019
  • Mentored a group of 12 middle school students to program their own robots for the First Robotics Competition 2019.

Work Experience

Research Technician, University of Toronto
May 2018 - Aug 2018
  • Developed Python scripts using Numpy to efficiently grade participant SCL scores by analyzing data collected through questionnaires created in REDCap using grading methods from psychology literature
Software Developer, Defence Research and Development Canada
Sept 2017 - Apr 2018
  • Designed, implemented and maintained software applications as part of multiple independent groups to collect data for human effectiveness research using a wide range of technologies such as Oculus Rift, Unity, C#.NET and Android SDK
Software Developer, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Sept 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Developed web applications for a research project writing, documenting and maintaining thousands of lines of Shell and Python scripts used by research scientists to create products for forecasters to predict aircraft icing incidents

Notable Projects

JavaScript, Python, HTML5, SASS, React.js, Django, Heroku
  • As part of an Agile team of five, developed a cryptocurrency advisory web application that analyzes cryptocurrencies to advice users to make sound investment decisions while navigating the complex landscape of the cryptocurrency market
MoRiSi (Monte Carlo Risk Simulation)
Python, Numpy, Pandas, Multiprocessing
  • Developed an efficient risk simulation tool as part of a research team, intended to be used as a high level strategic planning tool to better understand risk and develop effective solutions to long term climate risks, resulting in the program being able to calculate more than 100,000 independent simulations in under 10 seconds.
Mozilla Firefox
JavaScript, C++
  • Deployed a fix for an issue in Mozilla Firefox while keeping in constant contact with the issue mentor and ensuring that the changed code is up to Mozilla's standards resulting in the bug fix being accepted and ready to be deployed with Firefox 68
Office Hour Scheduler
JavaScript, React, GraphQL, Apollo, Python, Flask, HTML5, PostgreSQL
  • As part of an Agile team of six, developed an office hour management system for professors and students as part of the Large Scale Software Systems course at University of Toronto, achieving a grade of A+ on the project.
You can find my other projects here!