Bilal Akhtar

I'm a software developer and enthusiastic geek interested in entrepreneurship. Currently studying software engineering at the University of Waterloo.

I'm mainly a web and mobile developer, working on my own side-projects for now. I love hackathons! In the past, I've contributed to open-source projects like Ubuntu and Debian. If you have something that may pique my interest, or just want to connect with me, either shoot me an e-mail or use one of the social media links at the bottom!

My projects


Live

Moarti.me

Automatic event planning for busy people with busy schedules.

Built at UWaterloo EngHack 2014.

Live · Github
Node.js
 
Active Development

Project Gardiner

Secure location sharing, for families/close friends

Think of the Weasley clock from the Harry Potter movies

Swift (iOS)
 
Live

itsbilal.com

You're on it. :)

Rewritten 4 times, the latest iteration boasts a responsive layout written thanks to some Bootstrap magic.

HTML / CSS
 
Prototyped

JustWatchMe

Web page watching service.

Buzzes you when a page changes. So you could find out about that new CS assignment before all yo friends.

Developed for SE Hack Day 2014.

Node.js
 
Released

ClassiPHP

Classified site engine that I wrote back in 2009, when PHP was still cool.

If you're serious about using this for a serious purpose, I'll tip my hat to you, good sir.

PHP
 
Prototyped

Glidr

Random acts of kindness. Give gifts to random people in the community.

Third place winner at Startup Weekend 2014.

Node.js
 
Prototyped

LetsMeet

Find geographical midpoint between multiple people, and places to meet around it.

Built at Hack the North 2014, Waterloo. Backend is in Node.js + Express + MongoDB.

Android
 
Prototyped

WatIsFood

iOS app to get the daily menu at your favourite UWaterloo Food Services cafe.

Built at SE Hack Day 2014.

Swift (iOS)
 
Abandoned

Project Aurora

Websites for high school/university clubs.

Create your own customized webpage, and manage members, meetings and mailing lists all in one place.

Django (Python)
 
Abandoned

Project Shard

Quickly add and manage homework/assignments.

Goal: Automatically associate homework with the current on-going class/course.

Android
 
Abandoned

Project Patrick

Messaging app for Android. Simple as that. Django-based backend.

Of course, the backend was codenamed Bubblestand. I was a SpongeBob fan back in 2012.

Backend  ·  Frontend
Android
 
Abandoned

Project Santaclara

Downloads, parses your e-mails and displays them "smartly".

Basically, Gmail Inbox and Gmail Tab-sorting before either of them came into being. Too bad this one didn't come into being either. It does pull all your e-mails into a DB, tho.

Django