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


Prototyped

Electioneering

A political simulation game, where the user is a politician who has to set stances based on (intentionally skewed) poll data to win the real election.

Built at Hack the North 2015

JavaScript (Front-end)
 
Prototyped

TaskMaster

Real-time task list manager with location-based automatic delegation of tasks within teams. Targeted at event planners.

Built at MHacks 2015.

Swift (iOS)
 
Active Development

Project Gardiner

Secure location sharing, for families/close friends

Think of the Weasley clock from the Harry Potter movies

Swift (iOS)
 
Live

EnactusWaterloo.com

Club website, with the main purpose being easy and straightforward editability by non-technical club members.

Deployed on Ubuntu servers on AWS.

Live · Github
Python (Django)
 
Abandoned

ScheduleMyTweets

Schedule tweets in advance, to be sent at a later date.

Published to the Play store and maintained for over a year, amassing 1000 downloads.

Android
 
Prototyped

Moarti.me

Automatic event planning for busy people with busy schedules.

Built at UWaterloo EngHack 2014.

Live · Github
Node.js
 
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)