Inventor. Engineer. Musician.

Preetam D'Souza is an inventor, engineer, and musician.

He is the creator of Maru, a novel approach to personal computing that turns mobile devices into desktop PCs, and is the maintainer of it's open-source core, The Maru OS Project.

He is a classically-trained pianist and produces music with his progressive rock band The D'Souza & Le Project.

He is on a lifelong quest to “go as far as one can go” and to sift for every microgram of learning from the stream of experience.

(He's also a huge nerd and dreams of building a real-life gravity chamber so he can train like Goku. For now, he sticks to weightlifting.)


D'Souza Labs

2016 - Present


Currently building elegant software experiences.

Open SourceAndroidLinuxLinux Containers (LXC)DockerC/C++Java/JNIGolang

Amazon Web Services

2013 - 2015

Lead Android Engineer

I was part of the launch team for Amazon WorkDocs. I focused on the design and development of the mobile app for Android, although I touched nearly all parts of the stack while on-call.

AndroidUX DesignDevOpsAWSAngularJSJava

Amazon Web Services

Summer 2012

Software Engineer Intern

Architected and implemented a scalable, event-based distributed system for delivering up-to-date pricing for AWS customers via push notification.


Open Source

The Maru OS Project

2016 - Present

I am the creator and maintainer of The Maru OS Project, the open-source core for Maru.

I was an early contributor to GASP, a Python graphics library for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project.


I discuss Maru 0.6 Okinawa's release.

I discuss Maru with the Late Night Linux crew.

June 2016

Personal interview for a feature article on Maru.

My first podcast appearance to discuss Maru's launch. My section begins at 01:22:11.


University of Pennsylvania

2009 - 2013

The Wharton School

Bachelor of Science in Economics :: summa cum laude

The School of Engineering & Applied Science

Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science :: summa cum laude

Senior Design Project: Real-Time Inventory Management with RFIDash

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology

2005 - 2009