Param Thakkar

An aspiring software engineer

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Hi there 👋

Here's a bit about me:

I'm a grade 12 student from Mississauga, Canada. I like to design and code websites, apps, bots, games, and everything in between! This website is kinda like my personal showcase, so feel free to check out my stuff out or find me here:


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💼 Currently working on: The leetcode grind

🎵 Current favourite song: Simple Moneymaker

🎮 Current game playing: Hollow Knight

Projects

These are some of the side projects I've worked on in my free time. Check out my GitHub for the full list!

1pt URL Shortener

A simple-to-use URL shortener with protection against malicious redirects

Meme Adviser

A Reddit bot that analyzes the stock market at r/MemeEconomy

Videocloud

A command-line-interface that generates word clouds from YouTube videos

Auto Covid Screening

A bookmarklet that automates your daily Ontario covid screening

Webpage Builder

An online IDE for web dev

Q4T

A Telegram bot that posts scheduled quizzes using a list of questions from Google Sheets

Discord Emoji

A convenient tool to convert text into emoji markup that Discord understands

URL Checker

A GitHub action that tests markdown files for broken links

Trackarma

A python script that tracks and graphs a Reddit user's karma over time

Email Status

A site that validates whether a given email address exists, as well as if it's disposable or not

Timeline

A microblog of cool things I've done

CCC Distinction

February 2022

The Canadian Computing Competition is a competitive programming contest for high school students. I recieved a Certificate of Distinction for being in the 25% of scorers

CSMC Distinction

November 2021

Received a Certificate of Distinction for being among the top 25% of scorers on the Canadian Senior Math Contest

Radio Operator's License

December 2021

Receieved my Restricted Radio Operator’s Certificate through the cadets program

Coder Cookies

August 2021

Became a Code Coach at Coder Cookies

Skydiving

August 2021

I went skydiving!

Shad

July 2021

Completed the Shad program virtually at the York University campus

Janusz Zurakowski Award

June 2021

Received the Janusz Zurakowski award for excellence in glider aviation studies

Lighthouse Hacks

April 2021

Organized Lighthouse Hacks - a virtual hackathon with over 200 participants from 10 countries

Cybersecurity Challenge Winner

November 2020

Won the US Air Force Cybersecurity Challenge at HackRPI

Coding Club

October 2020

Started an online coding club at my school

Canada Learning Code Ambassador

September 2020

Became a Teen Ambassador for Canada Learning Code

AP Computer Science Exam

July 2020

Recieved the highest possible score of 5 on the AP Computer Science A Exam

Most Proficient Junior NCO

July 2020

Received an honorable mention for the Most Proficient Junior NCO award at 845 Avro Arrow Squadron

CANHack Mentor

July 2020

Mentored at Brampton Library’s virtual hackathon

Skills Ontario

June 2020

Represented Peel District School Board at the Virtual Skills Ontario coding competition

Hack the Valley

February 2020

Built a demo for OpenED – a platform for students to voice their opinions – at University of Toronto’s hackathon

Google Code-in

February 2020

Contributed to the open-source community by completing documentation

Hacktoberfest

October 2019

Contributed to the open-source community by fixing issues and adding features to various GitHub repositories

Hack the North

September 2019

Attended Canada’s largest hackathon held at the University of Waterloo

Greatest Distinction

September 2019

Received Greatest Distinction in the Level 3 Instructor Preparation Program in my cadet squadron

100 Days of Running

May 2019

Completed the 100 Days of Running challenge and received a platinum medal

3rd Place at Startup Weekend

November 2018

Presented StoAR at the 54-hour TechStars Startup Weekend. The demo was pitched to a panel of judges

First Place Pitch at Hackathon

September 2018

Came first for pitching Mathu at the 24-hour Imagine Hackathon in Brampton

Basic Aviation

August 2018

Successfully completed a 3-week summer training course at CFB Trenton as a cadet in the Aviation Wing

First Place in Gauss

May 2017

Ranked first place from my school Allan A. Martin

App of the Month

January 2017

Received the Most Creative App of the Month from MIT App Inventor for my app Spellbind

More

I'm planning to add more stuff here. In the meantime here's my resume.

Certificates | School projects

Cool links

A running list of websites or projects that I think are cool

ScanSeq Neal.fun The True Size NVIDIA GauGAN World Airports Voronoi The Uncensored Library Library of Babel MIT Hacks Nand to Tetris Conway's Game of Life Itty.bitty Evolution Ideal monitor rotation Responsive pixel art Minecraft computer Desmos art