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

My BlogCamp 2006 Unconference, Chennai India Experience and Photos !!

After the big success of BarCamp Chennai, India the same team along with other great Bloggers joined together conducted BlogCamp 2006 Unconference, the biggest and most comprehensive blog event ever conducted in India on last week.


We had most interactive sessions on Blogging, Podcasting, Videocasting, Moblogging and Social Media, with live video streaming and an IRC channel. I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with some of the celebrities like Wired Magazine Reporter Scott Carney, Sunil Gavaskar famous Indian Cricketer and watched the live Skype video session by Robert Scoble and much more great people.

I am highly excited to meet some of my favorite Bloggers like Kiruba, Jagadishkumar, Raghuveeran, Ananthakrishnan, Bhuvaneswaran, Varun Krishnan, Ramanujam, Aswin Anand , Ganesh APP, Amit Agarwal, Kartik Kannan and *.bloggers.

As I am bit concentrated on the sessions, I am haven't clicked much photos this time and just posting very few photos from the sessions.

BlogCamp Session Board



Ram Viswanathan of IBM and Kiruba Shankar of Sulekha on PodCasting


Wired Magazine Reporter Scott Carney


Robert Scoble through Skype Video Conference



Sunil Gavaskar Talks about his Podcasts experiences, for Yahoo! India Cricket channel.


My Friend Bhuvan [on the left] and Me [on the right] with Wired Magazine Reporter Scott Carney [center]


Youngest Attendee of BlogCamp


All attendees received a cool Yahoo! India Bag


BlogCamp T-shirt



BlogCamp was wonderfully sponsored by Yahoo! India, Nokia, Intel Software, Ford, MeriNews sponsored the venue; Fresh & Honest helped us with coffees. eNewss, AdventNet and Mecosoft gave extra financial assistance.



Sify helped us with broadband and WiFi.



You can enjoy more photos from Flickr BlogCamp Group at:


Thanks for everyone and the sponsors, who made BlogCamp a big Success :).


Balakumar Muthu


At 5:02 PM, Blogger udayms said...

Hi Bala,
I just came to chennai a couple of weeks back. How do I get to know about these camps? I missed this one. :(

Uday (http://blog.udayms.com)

At 5:19 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

Oh No!! I am really sorry... but information about the blogcamp was well coverd by most of the newspapers .

I will inform you if we have such camps happen again!!

At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi bala,
Thanks for making a note of enewss.
You can also search similar other posts on blogcamp by visiting this url just like technorati tags

Best regards

At 7:33 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

Hi sri, I will check the enewss link you have sent me related to blogcamp... thanks for pointing :).

At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi bala,
thanks for the response.
We would appreciate, if you change the text 'enewss.com' to a link pointing to our site.

best regards

At 7:15 PM, Blogger balakumar said...

sure sri ... link added.


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