Amin Shah Gilani

Amin Shah Gilani

Legal: SM Amin Gilani
Tee: American XL
Height: 192 cm

Amin is a developer and entrepreneur who loves writing clean, test-driven Ruby and ES6 code—wrapped in perfectly crafted containers for CI/CD. In one of his two hackathon wins, he was awarded the first prize from over 300 global entries. In his free time, he authors technical content, contributes to open source projects, and builds fun things. He also co-founded two companies, one of which raised venture capital in Silicon Valley.


A superhero, full-stack developer, reader, writer, foodie, and a Sunday-guitar-player; all in that order. I write what I like, but sometimes not, and any opinions I express are always my own. I can successfully speak two languages, I hate spinach, and I like my steak medium-well.

Things I've done

Been featured in the news:


  • Nazdeeq
  • Payload Technologies — defunct
  • Treebark — defunct

Won two hackathons:

  1. Coinbase Bithack v2 - An International Blockchain Hackathon
  2. Throwathon: A national hackathon in LUMS sponsored by Netsol and Throw


  • Scruffy: a continuous internet quality watchdog, built to log outages on my old terrible PTCL DSL internet
  • ChronoPill: a do-it-yourself Apple AirPort Time Capsule, for continuous backups over WiFi, running on a Raspberry Pi.

Written technical content on publications with millions of readers:


  • HTML5 — Haml — ERB
  • Responsive (Mobile First)
  • CSS3 (Sass)
  • CSS Frameworks (Semantic UI, Bootstrap, Bulma)
  • Javascript/ES6 (Design Patterns, Testing)
  • NodeJS
  • ReactJS
  • Webpack
  • Git — GitHub — GitLab
  • Ruby & Ruby on Rails
  • Postgresql
  • PostgreSQL — MongoDB
  • CI/CD
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Bitcoin
  • And lots more, check out my resume.

with by Amin Shah Gilani in Lahore, Pakistan
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