My name's Udara Jayawardena! I usually shorten that to just Jay. I write code, design things and dabble in bioinformatics.

A few things I do well/have a background in:
- Full stack engineering (Web and Mobile)
- UI/UX Designer x Product
- Bioinformatics and Genetics (Honors BSc)
- Production engineering (AWS, CI/CD infrastructure)
- Data science x Marketing
- Blogger

I'm a designer–developer hybrid with a background in genomics and computer science. I founded a company (Tidl Inc.) in 2016 that built, Alcamy, an open self-learning platform which was acquired by Parsegon Inc. in 2018. When I was 14 I founded and ran a design magazine for the better part of five year, to this day it's one of my most cherished creations. I've also worked for organizations like Shopify (web engineering), The Ontario Liberal Party (data-science), and Western University (Propel).

Having completed my BSc (Hons) in Bioinformatics at Western University, I'm currently working on something new at Clew.

You can get in touch with me at me@[the domain of this site (udara.io)] for just about anything.

Find me around the web:
LinkedIn - Doubles as an up-to-date resume.
GitHub - Code and open-source work.
Dribbble - Design & UX portfolio.
Medium - Some of my most popular writing.
Twitter - Day-to-day thoughts and blabber.

Past accomplishments:
Work done at Tidl Inc. – The company I founded with the goal of building a new type of resume and hiring tool.

Building Alcamy - Designing, developing and growing an open learning platform used by over 8000 students and teachers around the world. Acquired by Parsegon Inc. in 2018.

Dip for learning - Building and Launching an iOS & Android App + Backend API in 3 days.

Interviews
- Paul Mayne interviewed me for a feature by Western University.
- Startup of the week video feature by Western University.

Older Interviews
- Yudhanjaya Wijeratne interviewed my co-founder and I about our first startup (when we were both 18).
- MTV interviewed us on live TV about our first startup SooSci.

Companies and organization I've worked with and/or consulted for:
- Stanford University
- Technology for Humankind, LLC.
- The Ontario Liberal Party (Data-science role, no political affiliation.)
- Candor USA Inc.
- Aura Eco Power PVT LTD.

Photos... because people ask.