Happy Moments

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OpenSource book wrapperI wrote a book on OpenSource in Tamil and it got published by New Horizon Media (Kizhakku Pathipagam) on last Saturday ie., 07-jan-2012 in Chennai Book Fair 2012. If you get a chance to visit Chennai Book fair drop in at Kizhakku Pathipagam stall and grab a copy of the book.

Following are the link to purchase the book online:

1) https://www.nhm.in/shop/978-81-8493-489-2.html

2) http://www.infibeam.com/Books/open-source-tamil-sa-senthi-kumaran/9788184934892.html

3) ChennaiShopping

4) Flipkart

Introduction about this book are available in the following links:

http://www.tamilpaper.net/?p=5347

http://www.badriseshadri.in/2012/01/blog-post_08.html

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/OpenSourceTamil

Joined BankofAmerica

22 Sep 2011
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I joined Bank of America, Chennai on 16th of August 2011. My work here in Bank of America involves programming in Python language. I ve joined Bank of America as a Lead Analyst in the Global Markets and Research Technology (GMRT) team.

My last day at NetApp was 11th August, 2011. NetApp was a great company to work with, I miss the company and the very friendly team there in NetApp. Unfortunately, I could not help it, but I need to take this decission since, I had some really compelling personal emergencies which drove me to this path in Bank of America. 

So, back in Chennai! Lot more fun to go! Will make a note to blog more frequently in future!

Joined NetApp

03 May 2011
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I joined NetApp, Bangalore on 2nd of May 2011 ie., yesterday. My work here in NetApp involves programming in Python language, which I was dreaming a long time, to get a career which allows me to completely program in Python and it is fulfilled now. I ve joined NetApp as a Python Developer in the tools development team. NetApp is the next best employer after Google this year, listed by fortune magazine - http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2011/snapshots/5.html and it has been listed in this space for many years in the past too! I look forward  for all the fun ;)

Joined Nokia

04 Nov 2010
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I joined Nokia, Bangalore on 27th of October 2010, where my work will once again be based on FOSS based things. I ve joined Nokia as a Developer OS & MW in the Research and development organization, to primarily work on the Meego project. I got an N900 on the first day of my joining and it really rocks with the Debian based Maemo stack installed in it!

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Back in 2008 I started my Master of Science course in Birla Institue of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. Last semester I completed all my papers related to my course work. This semester I had my dissertation which I completed a couple of weeks back.

I gave dissertation viva voce yesterday ie., 19-oct-2010 to Mr. Kiran D. C who was interested in Subversion and asked many related questions about my dissertation work. My dissertation was based on Subversion titled "GPG-agent based secure password cache for Subversion Version Control System". As of now this work is maintained as a separate branch (gpg-agent-password-store) in apache subversion project repository. Though the branch is in working condition and does the intended job, there are many more changes planned before merging the branch back to trunk.

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OSI Days 2010 talkI was one of the speakers at OSI Days 2010. It was a 3 days event from 19th to 21st September, 2010 organized in Chennai Trade Centre and is one of the biggest open source event conducted every year in India. Though I have given many talks in many conferences, this is subtly different from whatever I ve done so far.

The audience for the event was extremely extraordinary. They know what to ask!

I participated as a panel member on 19th September, 2010 in a panel discussion on the topic "The Rapidly growing market for FOSS in India". This panel had elite people from the IT industry with whom I had a chance to network and discuss lot of things about FOSS. The panel included the following people: