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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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..."
"... 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..."