My name is Gokul Menon and I work as a Software Engineer at Facebook in New York and have over 10 years of software development and engineering experience building enterprise software. I am a full stack developer mostly focussed on backend. Before Facebook I worked in fintech building things like electronic trading systems and algorithmic trading platforms.
I am passionate about all things Computer Science , Football, Astronomy & Astrophotography. I also love to paint acrylic over canvas panels, play video games, travel, love to read both fiction and non fiction books and lastly I am ardent Manchester United Fan. They say you can change your city, your country, change your religion but you never change your football club.
This website is a pet project and I plan to use it as a scratch pad to learn cool web technologies, hack and glue together arbitrary pieces of code to make a simple static homepage. I plan to keep this website purely static and keep it simple. It is running on google app engine platform with a standard node js environment, running on nextJs and react. It uses a template designed byHTML5 UP and released for free under the Creative Commons license.
This version is a full rewrite from an old version which was using the web.py python web framework and jinja2 templating engine also running on google app engine using the python standard environment. I plan to put up the source code on github as a template for anyone else to use for their own personal website very soon.