Dhananjay Patki

Software Engineering 2025

Dhananjay Patki
Hi! I’m Dhananjay Patki, and I’m part of the Software Engineering Class of 2025!

Waterloo Engineering in one word:


I choose Waterloo Engineering because:

The co-op and cohort systems at Waterloo were the main reason I chose Waterloo Engineering, but the excellent reputation of the school itself was also attractive. 

The best thing about my program is:

Everything! The people and faculty are lovely, and the courses are a bit difficult but very enriching. 

About my Co-op experience:

I’m currently working at BlackBerry over my current co-op term, as a Machine Learning Developer Student. It’s been a really great learning experience so far, and the projects I’ve been working on are very interesting! 

I wish I had known before I came:

I wish I knew more about how co-op worked before I joined Waterloo – the fact that there are two primary rounds and then a continuous rolling round took a bit to understand. 

Outside the classroom, I’m involved with:

I was my cohort’s WEEF rep for both 1A and 1B, as well as recently joining the newly formed UW orbital team! 

A fun project I’ve completed:

For our SE101 design project, my group decided to create an automated plant care system, which detects the soil moisture and light levels of a plant, and  automatically waters it as well as warns you if it isn’t getting enough light. The project itself was fun to design, but working as a team was definitely the best part. 

One more thing about me:

I really like gardening, so if you have any stories or tips do reach out :)

Contact me: dpatki@uwaterloo.ca