It's so nice to finally meet you.
I'm sorry to hear that.
That's great—I'm so happy for you!
It's a fast moving world out there.
Have you ever wondered what it'd be like to slow down? To take a breather?
Me, too. In tech, it's too easy to get bogged down with speed. Constant iteration, Lighthouse results, Jira stats: why?
What happened to storytelling? What happened to the ideas behind the façade?
This website isn't a duct-taped resumé. It's a world to discover.
Like the world we live in, there is often more than meets the eye. Welcome to my strange home.
Welcome to rishi [dot] cx.
8 years ago, I awoke in a strange new world: I learned how to
Web development in 2013 was a field fraught with difficulty—documentation was almost nonexistent, GitHub had barely gained traction, and AngularJS was seen as the pinnacle of DX.
Programming was seen as a niche field; one where the default experience was working in Big Tech, with no external supports or interest from young people—it was isolating, to say the least.
In 2018, all that changed: years after starting to code, I finally found a community of people like me at Hack the North. Hackathons fundamentally changed how I thought about programming—it's not just a research field or a hobby, it's a superpower.
Not long after that, I scored my first internship at a mid-stage startup, won an incubation summit, and got launched into the hackerverse.
Today, I work on the tools and communities that I wish I had when I was starting out all those years ago.
I hack.build things,
lead teams, and
think about the future.
I'm a software engineer—and hacker at heart—because I believe that careful creation can lead to exponential ideation.
I write code so that the next generation of makers can do it even better: transforming human capital into computational & social capital is the throughline for all my experiences: I'm particularly proud of my work with HN, Idyllic, Exercism, and Legist. You can find the complete list of my projects over at my GitHub.
You can find me at
on the rest of the Internet.
I'm most active on
You can find my digital garden at posts.rishi.cx, where I write about music, exponential tech, startups, and the future that I'm building with friends across the world.
I'm always open to chatting about new ideas—find my calendly at z.rishi.cx/m.