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My name is Apoorva (pronunciation: _Uh-poo-rvuh_), and I'm currently trying to convince everyone (including myself) that I'm pretty decent at this computer thingy. I'm currently mostly working on systems/perf-tools/graphics programming. I was born in, and have spent most of my life in the mysterious subcontinent of India. I'm a second generation programmer, and hence have been fiddling with computers ever since I can remember. I started out programming with BASIC, and as my first large project, ended up making a full-featured home-expense-tracking system for my mom when I was in the seventh grade. I learnt most of my early programming skills through books, because I got consistent internet access around 2006. The internet greatly accelerated my rate of learning, and I've worked on cooler stuff ever since. Some of my past work can be found on the [projects page]({{site.url}}/projects), but here's an incomplete whirlwind history: I created and shipped my [first video game](http://socioballthegame.com/) while studying for my bachelor's degree, and also did some freelancing around that time. I was an intern at Microsoft, where I worked on search engine stuff. I currently work at NVIDIA on developer tools for GPUs. In my free time, I work on open source projects like an [image editor](https://github.com/ApoorvaJ/Papaya), and various libraries. I enjoy working on visual problems and strive to pursue elegance and minimalism in the way I try to solve them. I started out as a C# & Windows person, but am on my way to becoming a Unix fanboy, with plans to acquire a neckbeard and a lawn to shoo people off of. Computing aside, I like to compose and perform poetry and write weird short-form fiction. I play the guitar, can fiddle around with the piano, and own a violin that I look at wistfully sometimes. I draw once in a while - maybe I'll put up some photos on the website some day. I also enjoy watching artsy cinema and reading a variety of books. If you'd like to get in touch, hit me up on Twitter or drop me an email - links are in the footer.
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