Hello! I am Pritika Nilaratna, an engineer, designer, and maker who loves tinkering with technology.
I am a senior developer and project coordinator at Brooklyn United, a full-service creative agency and member of EDesign lab, a growing collaborative of educators and technologists hacking to motivate learners.
Email me or find me on github or twitter for more.
Busby is an invitation-only social network for the entertainment industry. I worked closely with the founding team to roadmap features of the platform. My role transitioned into full-stack web development where I implemented key features of the platform. Check out Busby.io.
Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) was looking to update their appearance on the web to reflect a more contemporary aesthetic but keep their CMS. I worked as project manager to define scope, work with designers to create wireframes, and managed deadlines. Later my role shifted to that of a lead developer where I improved their underlying architecture. The new website better facilitates access to programs, events, and grants to the arts community in Brooklyn.
Fashion and folk art came together at American Folk Art museum’s Folk Couture exhibition. American Folk Art museum was looking to tap into the fashion and art communities on Tumblr. On this project I worked as the project web developer to implement the site’s design. Featured in the Guardian for its excellent use of social media.
Ollie is an open-source DIY autonomous robotic blimp who is vulnerable, socially awkward, and yearns for human attention. I wanted to design and build a fun robot that interacted with people in a charming way. Ollie has inspired kids, DIYers, and blimp-enthusiasts all over the world. Watch the adorable video of him in action and make your own at meandollie.com. Featured on TechCrunch, Hackaday, and The Creator’s project.
At EDesign Lab, I worked with teachers to design and build an open-source tool to help students make connections. Linky is an image-sharing app designed for the classroom to help students relate what they are learning with events in their lives. Check out the walkthrough video, project summary, and codebase on Github
Designed and developed at HackNY 2010, As Seen on NYTimes.com continuously streams videos scraped from the New York Times Developer API, offering a compelling experience for browsing news.
Robin Review is an open-source web tool that exchanges small chunks of a larger text for realtime peer editing and aggregates feedback for learner reflection. Project summary is still in process but you may fork the project on Github.
My childhood best friend was getting married and I wanted to make her something special to celebrate the occasion. The Gan+Pal wedding site tells the story of how the couple met and builds anticipation for the event.