There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, those who don't. - Unknown

I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code. - Unknown

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. - Morpheus

Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems. - Morpheus

Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. - Spoon boy

The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. - Morpheus

Sooner you're going to realize the difference between knowing and walking the path. - Morpheus

Welcome to the real world... a world without rules or controls, borders or boundaries. - Morpheus

Have you ever had that feeling...where you're not sure if you're awake or still dreaming? - Neo

A robot may not harm a human or, by inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. - Isaac

Tell me, Mr. Anderson, what good is a phone call when you are unable to speak? - Agent Smith

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.- Yoda

The answer is out there. It's looking for you. And it will find you if you want it to. - Trinity

He tells me to do, to choose between that and the Matrix, I choose the Matrix. - Cyper

Machines didn't know what chicken tasted like, so that's why chicken tastes like everything - Mouse

Soon will I rest, yes, forever sleep. Earned it I have. Twilight is upon me. - Yoda

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. - Han Solo

And I am C-3PO, human-cyborg relations. And this is my counterpart R2D2. - C-3PO

You're faster. Don't think you are, know you are. Stop trying to hit me and hit me. - Morpheus

we have no choice but to continue as planned. Deploy the sentinels. Immediately. - Agent Smith

Matrix is a computer-generated dream world built to keep us under control. - Morpheus

You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear, doubt, and disbelief. Free your mind. - Morpheus

You are the One, Neo. You see, you may have spent the last few years looking for me. - Morpheus

The circle is now complete. When I left you I was but the learner, now I am the master. - Darth

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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 17+ 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.

Awards & Honours for My works


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.

Sun Microsystems Duke's Choice Awards” 2006 - *** "Hello World(s)!" From Code to Culture: A 10 Year Celebration of Java Technology ***, Book.

Sun Microsystems appreciation for testing early versions of Java Platform.

Java.net published my Java Duke Holiday Pictures from 1000's of submission.

and much more.

Some of My Previous Ventures

LoveLogger 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.

SweetCircles one of the earlier Blogging-based Social Networking platform, an Blogging app with Social networking features. SweetCircles was also ranked as world’s top 50 hosted blogging platform by Alexa.com.

Press and Media Coverage for My works


Me and My works have been featured at ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, Yahoo! Japan, MSN Japan, Sina.com, 100shiki.com, Japan.Internet.com, Livedoor.com, Yangtse.com, Idoican.com, Kaoshi.edu5a, shm.com.cn[pdf], Infoseek.com and many other popular sites.

Notable Works & Contributions

Created Google Kids – a search engine for kids prototype, for demonstrating during my Google India Interview in 2005.

Designer of DevCamp India Official Brand and WikiCamp India Brand.

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 and Rediff.com. It's also been featured in Google Blogoscoped.com and WebProNews.com.

Contributed member of World Wide Web Consortium (W3.org), W3C HTML 5 Working Group and Internet Society (ISOC) India Chapter.

Blogger, Wikipedian, Writer

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.

Some of my Fun projects : 100Percentof.me, CrosswordCaptcha.

Conferences & Unconferences

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, BlogCamp, WikiCamp Unconferences to Sun TechDays, BEA Dev2Dev Days, Oracle Developer Forum, Google Developer Days and many other tech conferences.

Contact Me

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 balakumar.muthu@gmail.com.



  •           My Guru Swami 

Vivekananda

    "... get up, and set your shoulder to the wheel-how long is this life for? as you have come into this world, leave some mark behind. otherwise where is the difference between you and the trees and stones? - they too come into existence, decay and die..."
    - Swami Vivekananda


My Exciting Visit to Sun Tech Days 2006 & NetBeans, Solaris Day Chennai, India: Photos !! :)

Last week I have visited Sun Tech Days 2006 conference held in Chennai, India on 7th & 8th. The experience was quite amazing to gather together to meet top Sun JAVA global evangelists, industry experts / leaders and developers and have a face-to-face interaction with them. Being there gave me the feeling of being at Java One :).

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I am posting the photos, I have taken during the wonderful moments in the conference. Hope you too enjoy it, like me !!

After the Welcome note by Bhaskar Pramanik, MD of Sun Microsystems India, The session started with “East Meets West: Software and Innovation” Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM and Laura Merling of Executive Director, Sun Developer Forum with Matt Thompson, Director, Technology Outreach & Open Source program, Sun Microsystems.

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Laurie Tolson, VP Java Platforms and Karen Tegan Padir, VP Enterprise Java Platforms discuss the benefits of Java SE: Tiger, Mustang, Dolphin, and You!, Java EE and Web 2.0.

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Mustang

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Dolphin

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Project GlassFish

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Design of Cool Java ME Applications for Consumers and Enterprise Users session by Chuk-Munn Lee of Sun with Tai of Nokia Forum

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Devices Supporting J2ME Technology

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Live Demo of the Cool J2ME Game

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Oracle Technical session by Sameer Vaishmpayam, Oracle

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Java SE for Real-Time System: A Deep Dive session by Peter B. Kessler

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Web-tier Programming Codecamp: AJAX Session by Sridhar Reddy

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Oracle Keynote: SOA & The Agile Enterprise by Roel J Stalman, Senior Director, Oracle.

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Shuffling for 'Refer a friend contest‘ to get iPod shuffle by Raghavan "Rags" and Roel J Stalman

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People do everything for “Java Jacket Give-Away” :) …

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Some Sing…

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Here he is the winner with cool Java Jacket !!

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Scripting Language Support for Java by A. Sundararajan

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Power Lunch packed with Really Hot Spicy, Fresh and Cool dishes ….

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Some of the Master Minds from my company, starting from the second from left: Prasanna V, Prasanna Kumar, Venkatesh, Moorali.

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Munching popcorn and Thinking how technology could evolve… ;)

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Mark McLaughlin, from Agitar session on Unit Testing

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Cup of coffee with Brew Master, session to know the how history happens over a cup of coffee.

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In the evening we are enthralled by a music feast by Drums Sivamani, Gattam Vikku Vinayakram, Mandolin Rajesh.

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Sun Java Molded plate

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Organizers of the Sun Tech Days 2006

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Me and my friend Chiranjeevi with Chuk-Munn Lee Senior Developer Consultant and Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems

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Me and my friend Chiranjeevi with Peter B. Kessler GCC Project Lead and Sridhar Reddy Java Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems

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Gift’s I have received for my questions A Java Powered cool T-Shirt, Duke Doll and a Sun 10 Bucks!! :)

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Complimentary gifts to everyone who attended the Sun Tech Days 2006, a Sun blue bag, Java Solaris T-Shirt, A Java powered pen.

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Signature prints of the some of the top Sun JAVA global evangelists:

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Solaris and NetBeans Day

Sun Tech Days 2006 had a 2 Bonus Tracks NetBeans & Solaris Day on 9th February. It’s a one day session about NetBeans IDE and Solaris 10 OS.

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Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris, Changing the Game session by Peter Karlsson

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A Short Movie about the Companies powered by Sun Solaris OS

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NetBeans IDE for Java EE Development session by Sivakumar T

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Multithreaded Solaris Application APIs and Tools session

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Sun Studio 11, The Ultimate Tool for Solaris session by Peter Karlsson

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Solaris Security APIs and Tools session

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After the NetBeans and Solaris session everyone got a copy of Solaris 10 and NetBeans CD and cool T-shirts.

I just LOVED and Enjoyed the whole session… 3 days just went like some 3 hours :)… The whole event was quite well organized and all the people are quite friendly …

I would like to thank all the people out their at Sun Microsystems for conducting 'Sun Tech Days 2006', the premier technology conference at Chennai, India. Thank you Sun !! :)

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Balakumar Muthu

10 Comments:

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Suresh S SCJP1.4 said...

hi

that was cool.

 
At 12:22 PM, Anonymous varun krishnan said...

i too attended...it was great fun for 3 days...i am web/mobile open source developer from chennai and it was great to have such an event in chennai

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Prashanth said...

Forever the Java Geek :-)

Hi Bala.. hows life? nice post

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Ben said...

kool man... feel like i missed that... importantly the AJAX session

 
At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Informative. Guess, I Missed IT :(.

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Vikram said...

Pity i missed it.

Bet you must have loads of fun Bala.

 
At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice photos! Good work.

 
At 3:47 PM, Blogger Mohanraj said...

Very good informative, I missed it.

 
At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Peter B. Kessler said...

Thanks for the nice comments. And thanks for posting the pictures!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger Lavnish said...

Hi man
i happen to attend the tech days 07 @ hyderabad ..
i couldn't gather snaps to share it with friends ...
but sure it was informative
:)

 

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