வணக்கம் / Hi, I'm 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, Travel & Culture Photographer, Hatha Yoga practitioner, Minimalist, Creative DIY Hacker and a Geek based in Asia.

/ Awards & Recognitions, I have received

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

Product designed and devloped by me was selected to get showcased at Nasscom Product Conclave (NCP), the India's largest platform for Product and Startup Companies to connect with Software Product leaders.

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.

/ My Expertise & specializations

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.

/ My Personal Interests

I enjoy travel photography , rock climbing, simple things — nature, reading. I love travel, art, culture, highly interested and passionate about the awesome Korean culture & traditions, K-Dramas and K-pop, trying different flavor of tea, Zen philosophy, making mistakes & learning from them, DIY hacks, and Western movies and Comics.

/ My Works has been featured in

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 & My Contributions

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.

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.

/ Contact & Reach me

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 


    "... 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

Technology Behind Stephen Hawking !


Stephen Hawking the most inspiring Astrophysicist and the greatest genius of modern history since Einstein. In spite of Hawking suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis [ALS or LouGehrig's disease], a disease that leads to paralysis by slow weakening of the muscles. Technology remains in true favor not for Hawking, but for us by making it possible for the Hawking to share his research with fellow scientists and the public as well.

Words+ allows Hawking to predict and complete words of sentences and the program also converts text to speech. It's word-prediction database holds up to 5,000 words and allows him to save thousands of set phrases that can be quickly retrieved and vocalized. http://www.words-plus.com

E Z Keys also doubles as an environmental-control unit capable of switching on/off appliances in the house. The program allows Hawking to turn on and off appliances, select his favorite CDs to play and control almost any device.
Hawking runs the program using several fingers in his right hand, where he still retains limited mobility.

In unison with E Z Keys, Hawking's second helping of Assistive Technology is a small portable computer and a speech synthesizer strapped to his wheelchair. Using this technology, Hawking has been able to write countless scientific articles, deliver hundreds of lectures and write a bestseller books like, A Brief History of Time.

This technology helped us to hear him loud and clear, as Hawking unlocks the mysteries of the universe. Without the presence of this technology, solid breakthroughs in quantum physics and many of his thoughts on the universe would never have been recorded, and we would have lost tremendous input from a great mind.

Hawking states, "While I have lost the ability to speak, I have not lost my ability to think. These products were designed specifically for people, like me, who can't speak".


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At 10:29 AM, Blogger Banana said...

Like your site Bala. Cool tech stuff, will visit again. Cheers

At 6:58 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

Hi Banana, thanks for dropping in and your comments :).

At 4:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look familiar?
Tech Opens Stephen Hawking's Universe

At 1:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Balakumar

Thank you. I have searched just for information you provide. I see that you're very active excellent human mind and wish you great success.

I believe you are also great human being, aware of other human capabilities - What if you can create more without technology?

Wish you to become all you can and I believe this is much more than you can imagine at this moment.



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