Hi. Nice to Meet you.

I am Arsames Qajar. Philosophy major with a penchant for making stuff. Fiddled in Finance stuff for a while, until I happened upon my first tech startup, called BridgeGap, with my technical cofounder who would flee in the midst of our venture to get married - Vegas style. Since then, I have plunged myself into the world Web Development which is really about making cool stuff to solve a need - because what greater thing is there? On that note, here are some of my favorite quotes: "Nullius in verba" ("Take nobody's word for it") and "You find your path by walking it" - which is exactly what the world of development and being a programmer is about!

Technical Languages

General Assembly is a 12 week program in which we are fully immersed in the world of programming for 12 hours a day (if not more)! Below are just some of the languages we became familiar with and, in particular, some of the ones with which I feel most comfortable!

Ruby on Rails

Cool Language I've done some stuff in.


Amazing language. Everyone should do more in it!


If Google can get behind it, then why can't you?

HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap

The fundamentals. If you learn anything, learn this.

Some of my Projects

Below are some of the projects I have worked on!

Most of these projects have incorporated different aspects of front and back-end development. While.

Ruby on Rails with Postgres

A dating app, CMS, among other things are just a few of the projects I worked on using these technologies.

SQL heavy

Was drawn to SQL from the get-go. Being able to dive into databases directly and call information was useful countless times.

Solve Problems

The goal was always to find a problem, and solve it.And I hope, in some small way, my projects can achieve that.

Aarons Cleaners

Boutique cleaners whose site I redesigned. Technologies used: HTML5, CSS3, and JS. Will be up for client shortly!


An angular-rails app for creating your own novel-lists!


Pinterets for all your most nostalgic memories! (recently amazon s3 account hacked...images down :/ but functionality is working)


Kickstarter meets Tinder...will be up soon! (s3 account was hacked. site down.)

Boys & Girls Clubs of the South Bay

Simple website for a client!

Coming Soon!

Stay posted for the latest updates! Will have more projects up soon!

The Journey to Web Development

  • Cornell Graduation May 2012

    Philosophy major. "Two things fill the mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe, the more often and the more intensely the mind of thought is drawn to them: the starry heavens above me
    and the moral law within me.
    " - Kant.

  • Wealth Manager 2012-2013

    Dove head-first into the world of finance after graduating as a philosophy major (how? who knows)! Enjoyed the data-heavy, analytical approach to investment decisions!

  • Nonprofit Work 2013-2014

    After volunteering for a while, I quit my job in finance and used the skills I had learned to help a variety of nonprofits! The biggest impetus, well, where consecutive life-changing moments that could be best summed up by this quote: "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Suffice to say, giving back to the community was very rewarding.

  • Web Developer 2015

    Ensuing the debacle at my first start-up, I decided I needed to learn some coding myself. And now, I can say with absolute confidence, I've never been more passionate about anything. At the heart of it lies the ability to set the laws of physics for a universe. Endlessly creative, seductively logical, and constantly changing. In short, it's awesome.

  • Resume

    got one of those too.

    Download Here