வணக்கம் / はじめまして / Hello. I am Balakumar Muthu

I am an International Award-winning Entrepreneur, Technologist, received Asia Innovation Award from SingTel, Singapore, Full-stack Designer & Developer building Websites for more than 17+ years, Software Consultant for Japanese Companies, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia. Currently working towards the great mission to make the world a better place to work.

/ Awards, Recognition



Awarded the "Asia's Top 50 Innovation Award” (winner lists) from SingTel, Singapore, Winner of "Red Herring Asia Award" (finalists) for Technology Innovation.

Selected at Google India - Interview as one of the Top 5 Finalist out of 16,000 + people. Created Google Kids – a search engine for kids prototype for demonstrating during my Google India Interview.

First Prize Winner of "Java Master Contest", conducted by Sun Microsystems and BenQ Siemens Germany. Sun Microsystems Duke's Choice Awards” - *** "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.

TEDx Fellow and Mentor for NurtureTalent Startup Boot Camp at IIT Madras.

Some of my previous Web products (View 1, View 2) have received a great response from China and Japan. Also ranked as world’s top 50 hosted blogging platform by Alexa.com.

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

/ Expertise

I specializes in most aspects of Web business, including strategy, creative, design, development and it's growth. My expertise and interest includes Front-end development, UI/UX Design, Branding, E-commerce, IoT, Software as a service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Big Data, Singularity, AI, User Onboarding, Typography, Developing Social Networking Platforms (SNS), Product Prototyping, SEO and Linux & Open Source Technologies.

/ Interests

I enjoy travel / adventure, photography, rock climbing, simple things — nature, reading. I love Japanese culture, trying different flavor of tea, Zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, and a die-hard fan of JDrama, Western movies and Comics.

/ Featured at



Me and My works has been featured at ZDNet Asia, Economic Times, Yahoo! Japan, MSN Japan, 100shiki.com, Infoseek, Japan.Internet.com, Livedoor.com, Sina.com, Yangtse.com, Idoican.com, shm.com.cn[pdf] and many other popular Asian publishers. Java.net published my Java Duke Holiday Pictures from 1000's of submission.

/ Writings & Contributions

My blog is Listed as 'Favorite Blog lists at Sun Microsystems' Web Blog in 2005. 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. Made my own blogging site at Yahoo! Geocities as geocities.com/i5bala (screenshots) in early 2002.

Published Usability report on Yahoo! Flickr, MSN Hotmail and Rediff.com.

Wikipedian, 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.

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. Attended Sessions with David Axmark, CoFounder & VP of MySQL and with Richard Stallman [RMS], GNU Founder Lectures.

Designer of DevCamp India Unconference Official event brand and WikiCamp conference India event brand, participated by Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales.

Being a big supporter of Linux - Ubuntu & Open source movement, organized the "Ubuntu Dapper Drake T-Shirts Contest" to create more awareness and interest for the early versions of Ubuntu Linux.

/ Contact

Personally, you won’t find me on Facebook. To stay in touch or Want to work together? You can text me at: balakumar.muthu@gmail.com



  •           Self-made man

    Self- made man, the statue I greatly admire and the principle I strongly believe. "... left to his own devices, man will use his god-given talents to be creative, productive, and prosperous. Using free will, he will better his own situation and that of those around him, thereby influencing in a positive way his own destiny..."

  •           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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