Sahan Pitigala




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About Me

Hello! My name is sahan Pitigala and I'm a web and Software developer. I strive to create reliable and functional applications through concise, modular and well-tested code. I also like to:

  • Solve problems
  • Teach others and help them arrive at solutions
  • Make videos
  • Cook breakfast
  • Build beautiful and meaningful things

Whether you have a job opportunity for me, want to pair up on a coding challenge, or simply want to chat about similar interests, I would love to hear from you.

Skills and Competencies

Languages & Frameworks

  • Ruby, Rails, Sinatra
  • Javascript, AngularJS, jQuery
  • Java

DB, Testing & Version Control

  • PostgreSQL, MYSQL, Active Record
  • RSpec, Capybara, Jasmine
  • Git, Github


  • Object Oriented Design
  • Test Driven Development
  • Agile Development

Soft Skills

  • Engineering Empathy
  • Pair Programming
  • Team Leadership

Other Software

  • AfterEffects
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Sony Vegas

Additional Skills

  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Business Development
  • Event Planning
  • Research


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Roles: Design, Development, Testing

My best work to date! Errupt allows developers to keep a log of errors and solutions during the development process and easily organize them for future reference. The app is also mobile-responsive.GITHUB.

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Marina's Spa

Roles: Design, Development

Marina Distefano, a Spa owner, needed a redesign for her outdated website. A refresh is underway, utilizing modern design principles and tools. GITHUB.

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Roles: Team Lead, Development

The idea for SmartSOS was born from my experience as a volunteer after Hurricane Sandy. It connects local organizations and communities to get supplies to where they are needed most. This project is in progress.GITHUB

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Roles: Development, Testing

Digit is a music upvote/downvote app that uses the Souncloud API. GITHUB

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Roles: Development

Pinspiration is a Pinterest clone built using Rails. It is a product of the One Month Rails tutorial. GITHUB

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Cardboard Class

Roles: Design, Community Outreach

I started Cardboard Class after seeing a need for affordable classroom space. It was featured and promoted by Skillshare as a resource for their growing base of teachers. The site is based on a wordpress template.

9/11 Tribute Video

Roles: Production, Editing

September 11th tribute video created using an after efects template and an audio track from Audio Jungle.

Sigma Beta Rho National Rush Video

Roles: Production, Editing

A promotional video for Sigma Beta Rho created using stock clips along with video editing software After Effects and Sony Vegas.

Diwali at Times Square Commercial

Roles: Production, Editing

Commercial for an event at Times Square created using After Effects templates and Final Cut Pro. The commercial was also played onboard select international flights.


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"...what really blew me away was his creative approach to solving one of the biggest problems our [Skillshare] teachers faced: finding a venue for their classes. He created, which we referenced in our help materials from then on." - Danya Cheskis-Gold, Director of Community, Spark Capital LLC

"Sahan is a hardworking, creative, and charismatic individual. I am confident that he will do his best to make considerable contributions to the field of software development." - Dr. Jerold Stein, Dean of Students, Stony Brook University

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"After my first interaction with Sahan as a student leader at Stony Brook University, I knew he would be successful in life. Projecting a positive attitude, Sahan treats others with respect and has a likeable personality. Determined and ambitious, when Sahan has an idea, he will do everything in his power to make it happen." - Allison Keibel, Associate Director, Adelphi University

"...Sahan demonstrated himself to be an indispensible asset [...] His tenacity and drive as well as ability to draw from his professional experience will propel him to succeed where he so desires."- Ari Stillman, National President ex officio, Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, Inc.

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