Hi, this is Saurav Purkayastha. You are in my website which reflects my personal and professional world. This site contains my past, my present and my aspirations for the future. I have worked with many applications. However my area of specialization are PHP and MySQL, Flash ActionScript 2 & 3, html5 and CSS3 , Web 2 Applications, Web Videos, Custom CDRom Presentation etc.
I have gained expertise in Web2 and open source application involving PHP & MySQL. Actively participated in the development of software for Strata Council based on PHP & MySql. Also amongst the Content Management System(cms) I have extensive knowledge on WordPress and Drupal. Moreover I got familiarized in customization of open source shopping cart software like OSCommerce, Open Cart, Magento etc and also in doing tableless web design involving Css3 and Html5.
Over the years I have diversified my skills into php web frameworks like Zend, Yii, Kohana, Code-igniter and Laravel. I have developed a web based software for UBC for their ESL program involving customized back-end and front-end. This is essentially a prototype for a online exam which has the capability of giving you reports and exam papers by the click of a button. Also how the modern examination software should look like.
To get an in-depth information about my career and various roles and companies I worked for please click on my resume.
Besides being a web nerd I have other interests like Photography (mainly nature and portraits oriented), Videography, Games like cricket,tennis and reading technological news, practising meditation and yoga. I am a proud owner of two video cameras —– Sony HDR-FX7 (High Definition compatible video camera) and Panasonic NVGS 400 with 3CCD crystalline engine (Mini DV compatible) and one still camera — Nikon D80.
When not at work I keep myself busy with Animal Planet, Discovery and National Geographic channel. My secret dream is to make a documentary of the same sort. Soon I will be putting my video work in the portfolio section in the form of streaming video.
If you want me to be a part of your success story or want me to put color to your vivid imagination, please dont hesitate to contact me. I am available 12 hours a day and 7 days a week.