A trusted, private online space where social support is available for HIV patients is crucial to help them deal with social stigma.


To offer a trusted online discussion platform based on user study results we decided to build a new version upon Discourse open-source platform. I added SMS based two factor authentication feature to turn the platform invitation based to make sure accountability and provacy using Twilio API. I implemented a recommendation system using a narrative matching algorithm based on the similarities in users’ shared stories to pair users to help each other more effectively. I also utilized the functionality of “following” to let users catch up with topics, categories and users that they are interested in. In addition to documentation of the software requirements and detailed functional design reports we planned the timeline with milestones and managing the project using agile methodology.


  • Full stack web development
  • Product design
  • Web design
  • Project management


  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ember.js
  • JavaScript
  • Nginx
  • Git
  • PostreSQL
  • Postman, Restful API Debugging
  • JIRA
  • Trello
  • SDD and SRS Documentation
  • Agile Methodology