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
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.
Early contributed member of World Wide Web Consortium (W3.org), W3C HTML 5 Working Group and Internet Society (ISOC) India Chapter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personally, you won’t find me on Facebook. To stay in touch or Want to work together? You can text me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Old Blog Archives
My Inspirational Statue
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..."
Swami Vivekananda Said...
"... 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
If you are a big fan of Apple and Steve Jobs like me, do checkout the most amazing absolutely everything, fantastic stories, unseen photographs and a great website about Steve. Don't forget to checkout his greatest speeches and videos too. >>
Madison Parks shows how to crack Microsoft Windows password in easier simple steps using Cain & Abel. It shows how to crack password even if u don't have Admin rights to install any software... doesn't sounds cool... check it out .... >>
This guide from blank-thoughts show us how to convert video to 3GP which is more suitable for playback on most cell phones. Just by downloading a 3GP video converter, Imtoo 3GP Video converter the steps seems to be more simple and easy to do by anyone.>>
We have seen the strangest iPod accessories, Lego creations, and even MP3 players, the editors of techgadgetforums bring us the Top 10 Strangest Home Gadgets. Never heard of such Gadgets like World’s First Digital Plant,Erasable Shower Tablet and some are really quite strange to me and must be to most of us ... >>
AjaxTunes is a web-based media player that lets you play, pause, forward and rewind high-quality streaming music straight from the Internet on any computer. It has been preloaded with a demo account containing more than 25 songs encoded at 192kbps from different albums and a great mix of playlists from select artists. Or, create our own music locker and choose from over 40,000 songs to create your personal playlists. >>
Ubuntu is one of my and most of us Favourite Linux distro, starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases, a clear focus on the user and usability and one of the really cool gui i have seen and supports most of the hardware devices. Here is a look of Adam Doxtater at the latest pre-release copy of what Ubuntu 6.06 has got for us. >>
Check out this computer promotional photography sent to newspapers in the 60s and 70s. Back in the old days, the time of IBM and Uniblab, a picture of a computer required a wide-angle lens. It‘s amazing to see such big mammoth machines from the quite old days. >>
Top 10 strangest Mac mods at TechBlog. Johnathan Ive's blood would surely boil if he were to feast his eyes on such mutant Mac modifications as the NecroMac of the PowerMac G4 Aquarium Cool and some Funny mods... you may try ...>>
This week, I received an invitation for attending Dev2DevDays2006 on 12th in Chennai. The presentations and live demonstrations, is designed by expert developers to help us enhance our understanding of BEA's Blended approach to working with both Open Source and commercial technologies. The Experience was quite GREAT and the whole event was wonderfully organized by BEA and Sponsored by AMD.
Schedule for the day
Introduction to BEA Dev2DevDays2006
Pieter Humphrey is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with BEA, focused on BEA tools. He has extensive mentoring and instruction experience with clients on the BEA WebLogic product line since joining BEA in 2001, working as senior systems engineer.
Rajah Balu is an Engineering Manager with BEA India (R&D), focused on Interoperability between all of BEA WebLogic and AquaLogic Platform Products. He has worked as a Senior Architect with BEA Partners team in USA and in EMEA assisting Global Sis and ISVs with application Architecture and Design support. He gave us the Live Demos
BEA Workshop Studio
Great Live Demo by Rajah Balu, Engineering Manager of BEA Systems
Execution Environment: Tomcat, WebLogic Console, JRockit
Hibernate Data Persistence
AMD64 Technology Overview
BEA Dev2DevDays2006 Diamond Sponsor AMD
We not only had talks about HOT topics, but we also had some COOL stuffs too !! :)
Shuffle for the BEA Free Certification Exam and BEA Workshop Studio
Me, Pieter Humphrey of BEA System, Inc. and My Friend Vipin Thomas
BEA Dev2DevDays2006 Program Materials and BEA Tools and Technical Resources CD
Guess What is this ??
It’s a Cool Dev2DevDays2006 T-Shirt!!
I would like to thank BEA System Inc. and the Sponsor AMD for conducting Dev2DevDays2006 in Chennai, The whole session was very informative and more interactive and very BIG thanks to Pieter Humphrey and Rajah Balu for answering all our queries patiently … Thank you BEA System Inc. !! :)
Google seems to be silently released it's beta version of it's BIG hyped Google Calendar or GCal. Google does want to organize the world’s information, and calendar information is a unique type of information. I just tried and it has a very rich user experience and simple to use fully powered by AJAX. >>
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 …
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…
Ramanujan Computing Centre at Anna University
BarCamp Chennai Sponsors
Unconferencing the Conference: The Making of Barcamp and Keynote by Kiruba Shankar Associate Director, Sulekha
Narain, CEO, 360 Degree Interactive on Web 2.0
Muthu of Sun Microsystems about User eXperience Design
My Friend Bhuvan from CollabNet and Ubuntu Official Server Member on How to contribute to Ubuntu Linux
Atul Chitnis on Mobile Computing - Moving Beyond PCs
Ganesh Director, Voice Snap Software Limited about Simplifying Voice Mailing System
Great Geeks at Work… Don’t Disturb !!
Udayan Banerjee, VP of NIIT Technologies on Rich Ruby
How we built a Web 2.0 Podcast Publishing Platform by Sriram Krishnan Founder,Podbazaar, very interesting!! a live conference from California
My Friend Madan from CollabNet and SVN Developer
Podcasts: On the brink of a new media revolution by Sujatha Jagannathan of Podbazaar a live conference from California
SEO techniques & Google AdWords by Ganesh s by Rupya.com
My Friend Vamsee Krishna Kanakala about Ruby on Rails
Adel Anwar, Head-Biz Dev Transindia on User Interface Design
Vijay Anand about Project InfraNET: India's Future Depends on IT
Vinu from Netcore about MyToday.com
Arjun Ram of Taazza
Ramanarayanan K, Engineering Manager, Adobe on Rich Internet Applications and Flex
Blogging as a career by Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration
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.
Breakout Session Quiz by Aswin, Moyeen, Prathul … and I too got a Cash prize for my answer !! :)
BarCamp Chennai COOL T-Shirt!!
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 !! :)