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 BarCamp Chennai, India Experience and Photos !! :)

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BarCamp is an ad-hoc unconference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction. It's a once-a-year event for geeks to camp out for a couple days with Wifi and smash their brains together. There is no audience. Only participants!! Here are the snaps of some of the moments we had in BarCamp Chennai …

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BarCamp was organized in Chennai on 8th and 9th of March at the famous Ramanujan Computing Center at Anna University Chennai, India. The 2 day BarCamp Chennai focused on Web 2.0 and Next Generation Internet Technologies. The whole Experience was mind blowing and loads of chat, demos, discussion…

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Ramanujan Computing Centre at Anna University


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Track1 Sessions

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Track2 Sessions

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BarCamp Chennai Sponsors

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Unconferencing the Conference: The Making of Barcamp and Keynote by Kiruba Shankar Associate Director, Sulekha

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Narain, CEO, 360 Degree Interactive on Web 2.0


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Muthu of Sun Microsystems about User eXperience Design

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My Friend Bhuvan from CollabNet and Ubuntu Official Server Member on How to contribute to Ubuntu Linux

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Atul Chitnis on Mobile Computing - Moving Beyond PCs


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Ganesh Director, Voice Snap Software Limited about Simplifying Voice Mailing System

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Great Geeks at Work… Don’t Disturb !!

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iPod Podcasting

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Udayan Banerjee, VP of NIIT Technologies on Rich Ruby

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How we built a Web 2.0 Podcast Publishing Platform by Sriram Krishnan Founder,Podbazaar, very interesting!! a live conference from California


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My Friend Madan from CollabNet and SVN Developer


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Podcasts: On the brink of a new media revolution by Sujatha Jagannathan of Podbazaar a live conference from California


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SEO techniques & Google AdWords by Ganesh s by Rupya.com

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My Friend Vamsee Krishna Kanakala about Ruby on Rails


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Adel Anwar, Head-Biz Dev Transindia on User Interface Design


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Vijay Anand about Project InfraNET: India's Future Depends on IT

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Vinu from Netcore about MyToday.com

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Arjun Ram of Taazza

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Ramanarayanan K, Engineering Manager, Adobe on Rich Internet Applications and Flex


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Blogging as a career by Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration

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Live Demo by Prathul Prabhakar, Microsoft Student about the new Microsoft 2007 Office System Suite. Microsoft Office 2007 takes a new look and feel and new great-enhanced user experience.

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Breakout Session Quiz by Aswin, Moyeen, Prathul … and I too got a Cash prize for my answer !! :)


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BarCamp Chennai COOL T-Shirt!!

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I just love[d] and Enjoy[d] the whole BarCamp idea and… it was quite well organized unconference and at this moment I would like to thank Kiruba Shankar, Ganesh and all the BarCamp organizers and Anna University Computer Science department for giving us such a great opportunity to share and learn in an open environment… Thank you guys !! :)

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Balakumar Muthu

7 Comments:

At 9:59 PM, Blogger Casanova said...

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At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Prashanth said...

Was it really my dept who organised it? I really doubt that. RCC is a seperate department in AU. CSE is different :-) RCC is for non CSE students ;-)

 
At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bala Super.. Enjoy your time out there.. - Rajab

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Aswin Anand T.H. said...

I was there and it was awesome :D

dude, i dont remember ur face..can u send me ur photo or tell me where u r in the group photo dat u have posted here :)

 
At 4:35 PM, Blogger Aswin Anand T.H. said...

im still unable to recognise u from ur photo on the blog :(

sorry!

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balakumar,

Great work. Go ahead. My best wishes. Have you noticed that some of the pictures are not visible in this post?

CT. Subbiah

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger kumaraguru .alias.kummy said...

hi bala,

very good dude. your blog is very informative. keep blogging and keep giving us informations

 

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