The Team

Sputznik started as a blog by two friends for their freelance work but soon became something much bigger (or got out of hand as some might put it). Over the years we have grown quite organically into a group of learners and problem-solvers who enjoy working together and don't really believe in Monday morning check-ins.

Guneet Narula is an information technologist, web developer and designer. He graduated in 2009 with a degree in Animation and Multimedia, but from the very beginning worked independently, first as a visual communication designer and soon a web developer. His work usually includes WordPress development, Linux server administration, data visualizations, creating or editing geospatial data, user interface and experience design and information architecture design.

He has an active interest in internet freedom, free and open source software and the sociopolitical ramifications of information technology in governance. He worked part time with Akvo Foundation's South Asia office for three years as a technical officer looking at technology and data in the development sector. Currently he is a core committee member of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal and is also actively involved with Datameet - a community of open-data enthusiasts and advocates in India. He loves gardening and long distance road trips.

Mathew is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in Social Work but has been working on WordPress for 2 years now. He has an eye for detail and works extensively on designing logos, layouts and themes for websites.

He loves spending time with children and teaching them basic computer skills, which he has been doing for the past several years. He is great at organizing and conducting events and loves spending time getting to know people from different cultures.

Moumita Das brings 9+ years of experience in design and branding. Over this period, she's developed a deep love for delightful website interfaces and user experiences. She is a self taught visual artist with a Bachelor's degree in Animation, Multimedia and Film making. Moumita has an active interest in technology, political economy of urban India, gender embodiment, citizenship & violence, and consumerism. She believes inclusive design, open information and data sharing can bring people together, and allow them to better understand their society and how they can improve it.

When not working, she loves to travel and is currently on an unending quest to find the perfect recipe for Pandi Curry. She loves fishtail braids, miniatures and honey-ginger-lemon teas and has a special obsession with experimenting in CSS and failing terribly.

Nikki holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She has experience in developing mobile apps with Flutter. She has also worked with Django, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, PostgreSQL, and Firebase.

She writes blogs about her experiences as a Software Engineer and the tech she uses daily. Additionally, she contributes to Open Source Projects in her spare time and learns new technologies. She likes to read novels and belongs to the Hufflepuff house.

Samuel Thomas holds a Master's degree in Computer Science. Academically, he has worked in Natural Language Processing, Semantic Web, Java and several web technologies. Professionally he is an experienced developer having worked extensively with WordPress, Django, Flutter, APIs of social networks and websites, and intermediate level Code Igniter framework. His skills include HTML/CSS/JS/JQuery, PHP, Python and MySQL. He is also an efficient database designer. Sam managed Akvo Foundation's WordPress based products for three years.

He is an active musician and also manages Vineyard Home, an orphanage under the organization Mission to the Unreached.

Sonal holds a bachelor’s degree in English. She is great at designing work both on the computer and by hand. She works on WordPress and uses software like Photoshop to create designs. She is great at picking out the perfect colours and themes when designing websites and pages.

She is a self-taught artist and owns her own art business which she runs on the side.

Stephen graduated in Computer Science Engineering and has been working with Sputznik from the day he got out of college. He works exclusively with WordPress, HTML/CSS/JS/JQuery, PHP and MySQL. Additionally, he also has an interest in developing mobile apps using the Flutter SDK.

Even before graduating, he started working on his web development skills and is great at problem-solving when there is a technical issue. In his free time, he loves playing the guitar and learning about mixing and mastering sound.

Yash has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. He is an experienced developer in cross-platform application development with Flutter and sometimes native android. Currently, he is experimenting with Python, Django, and UI/UX. When he is not working, he loves to travel, playing cricket, and watching Anime.

Consultants

Jay Vardhan has completed a Master's Degree in Computer Science. During academic years, his interest involved around Semantic Web, Recommender Systems and building projects in Java. Professionally, majority of his work includes building web applications utilizing WordPress as a platform. His skills include HTML/CSS/Javascript, PHP, Java, MySQL and Linux Server Administration.

Jay is an avid reader and loves spending his free time among family and friends. Another great passion of Jay's life is spending time with children and teaching them World Wide Web.