Hi, I am Balakumar Muthu
I am an Award-winning Entrepreneur (Asia Innovation Award - SingTel, Singapore), currently working towards the great mission to make the world a better place to work. I've been designing and building Web softwares for more than 15 years, an Full-stack Designer & Developer, Web Software Consultant for Japanese Companies, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia.
My strong expertise includes building Smart Web applications, UI/UX Design and Development, Growth, Branding, Ecommerce, IoT, Making creative & enjoyable stuffs, Typography, Developing Social Networking Platforms (SNS) & Blogging Applications, Product Prototyping, SEO and Open Source Technologies. Overall my passion and expertise evolves around all sorts of things, starting from creative ideas & concept, design, development & implementation of various kinds of innovative products.
I enjoy simple things — nature, reading, trying different flavour of tea, zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, Japanese culture and a die-hard fan of Comics.
Awarded the “Asia's Top 50 Apps 2011 Award
” (winner lists
) from SingTel, Singapore.
Winner of "Red Herring 2010 Asia Award
" (finalists) - 2013 & 2010 for Technology Innovation.
First Prize Winner of "Java Master Contest
", conducted by Sun Microsystems and BenQ Siemens Germany and many other technology and design contests.
and much more...
the world's first Collaborative Blogging & Social Network for Pairs and has received a great response in China and Japan. It was launched way back in 2008, even before the release of current popular pair apps like Couple, Pairy, Between, Hey, Cupple.
one of the earlier Blogging-based Social Networking platform, an Blogging app with Social networking features. SweetCircles.com was also ranked as world’s top 50 hosted blogging platform by Alexa.com.
Me and My works have been featured at ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, Yahoo! Japan
, MSN Japan
, Infoseek.com and many other popular sites.
Being a big lover of Linux & Open source movement, organized the free "Ubuntu Dapper Drake T-Shirts Contest
" to create more awareness and interest to the community.
Well proficient in User Interface and Usability study and have published usability study report on Yahoo! Flickr
, MSN Hotmail
. It has also been featured in Google Blogoscoped.com
Contributed member of World Wide Web Consortium (W3.org), W3C HTML 5 Working Group and Internet Society (ISOC) India Chapter.
Editor of Wikipedia, contributed for more than 100's of Wikipedia pages in various topics in Computer/Internet Technology category.
Contributing writer of DeveloperIQ Magazine on the latest Web Technologies. My most popular articles includes in CSS 3, HTML 5, JQuery, Eclipse Plug-in Development and Google Technologies.
Blogging since 2002 and listed as the 'Top 10 Tech blogger' by 'Blog Street India' and rated as the 'Top 50 Tech Blogger' by 'Blogs Top List' in 2005 – 2007. My blog posts have also been featured at Google Blogoscoped.com, Netscape.com, Java.net, Webpronews, Planet Mozilla, Linux Toy and few other popular blogs. It is also listed in 'Favorite Blog lists of Sun Microsystems
' Web Blog in 2005. Made my own blogging site at Yahoo! Geocities as geocities.com/i5bala
(screenshots) in early 2002.
Speaker and Mentor for NurtureTalent Startup Boot Camp at IIT Madras.
Co-organizer of Mozilla Firefox Party
India, for the most early release of Firefox 2 and the IdeaCamp Pune. Regular to Tech meetups from BarCamp
, WikiCamp Unconferences to Sun TechDays
, BEA Dev2Dev Days
, Oracle Developer Forum
, Google Developer Days and many other tech conferences.
Personally, you won’t find me on Facebook. If you want to reach me to discuss with any projects or to just say hello, mail me at email@example.com
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