I’m Rathes Sachchithananthan, a web developer with not only interests in engineering but also product development & design, user & customer experience and most importantly in languages and cultures.

I started working as a web designer and web developer at very young ages. At the age of 14, I earned my first money as a web designer creating custom MySpace layouts and in 2008, at the age of 16, I founded my first own company for web design and development. Since then I have worked with several clients doing quite a wide range of tasks.

For more than 10 years I have been working as a web developer doing solving problems as a back-end engineer using languages such as PHP, Python or Node.js but also as a front-end developer working with HTML/CSS and JavaScript.

However, my real passion is not for software and development. I’m more into solving problems for people, make their lives easier and connect them with each other. Together with that, I’m passionate about learning new languages and cultures.

Nowadays, I work as a web developer at Teamleader in Ghent, Belgium building things using PHP in the back-end and React in the front-end.

Apart from that, I spent most of my time working smaller side projects at Aheenam. Right now I’m working on providing a platform for people to learn my mother language Tamil.

What I read

Books play an important part in my life. Just sitting my couch or bed and reading a novel can be really inspiring.

I do fancy crime novels with interesting detective characters from good old Sherlock Holmes to Harry Hole. But I read basically any kind of books that can broaden one’s horizons.

Actually, I dream to have my own library one where I can invite everybody to pick up a nice book and read.

Reading List 2019

What I write

From time to time I also write. It can be work related topics that I share in the writing section of this website but I also write to empty my mind and eternalize ideas.

I have several ideas for some crime novel and I even developed my detective character “Chris Garner”. I want to publish my first short stories soon.

Before I can do that I have to finish my current book which is called “A guide to basic Tamil Grammar”. I’m writing that book as an entry point for my learning platform.

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