Sayak Sarkar – Curriculum Vitae

Personal Particulars:-

Nationality : Indian
Languages Known : English, Bengali and Hindi

Contact Details:-

Skype ID : live:sayak.sarkar
Phone no. : (+91) 9637979905
Email ID : sayak.bugsmith<at>
GitHub :
Instant Messaging : /

Work Experience:-

Mozilla Foundation

Duration: January 2013 – June 2013
Designation: Intern


Web Developer and Community liaison.

Technical Exposure:-

Web Technologies: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, Node.js, Require.js
Issue Tracking Systems: Bugzilla, GitHub, Asana, Lighthouse
Web Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal

Red Hat: June 2012 – November 2012

Designation: Technical Translations (l10n) Intern


 Technical translations for the bn-IN (Bengali) locale.

Technical Exposure:-

l10n Tools: Lokalize, Transifex, Pootle
Version Control System: Mercurial (hg)

SDRCLabs: June 2011 – May 2013

Designation: Web Developer

Development and Management of Web based Systems for Symbiosis International University.

 Technical Exposure:-

Web  Technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML, JSON
Database Management System: mySQL
Issue Tracking Systems: Bugzilla, Redmine
Version Control System: Git, Mercurial (hg)
Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal

Academic Qualifications:-

 1. Master of Science in Computer Applications (Specialization: Software Development) from Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, in 2013

2. Bachelor Of Science with Honours in Computer Science from the University of Calcutta, in 2011.

3. High School (Indian School Certificate) from St. Joseph & Mary’s School, Kolkata in 2008.

4. Secondary School (I. C .S. E.) from Meghmala Roy Education Centre, Kolkata in 2006.

Other Projects Undertaken:-

 • Google Summer  of  Code  2013: Developed the official WordPress app for Firefox OS. Project page:

Google Summer  of  Code  2012: Developed a new visual-based keyboard layout system for the Bengali Language under the organization Ankur India. Project page:

The Couch Potato: This was an early attempt at developing a Content Management System while learning PHP by me along with one of my classmates. This was a PHP based CMS which used a mySQL database as the back end. The source code for the same can be found here:

Miscellaneous Projects: I’ve also worked upon some smaller web projects based on PHP and JavaScript, the repositories for which can be found at my GitHub account:

Extra-Curricular Involvements:-

 1. Mozilla Representative (ReMo): Currently a Mozilla volunteer and representative. Involved in various voluntary engagements such as Mozilla Webmaker, Mozilla Support (SUMO), Bengali  Localizations (l10n),  and News Mozilla  (NeMo). Link to Mozilla Reps Profile –

2. Ankur India: Contributor for Bengali Localization activity for various Open Source namely Mozilla, GNOME and LibreOffice.

3. Public Speaking/Workshop: Occasional speaker / workshop driver on Open Web Technologies, Firefox OS, Webmaker Tools, FOSS technologies, etc. My slideshows from various events can be found at my slideshare acoount at:

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