Hello, I’m Venkat and I am currently pursuing Masters degree in Information Systems.

I firmly believe in technology being the great enabler and not just a set of tools. Using technology to enable and empower people has been my passion since childhood and have been chasing that dream continuously.

I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Information Systems at Kelley School of Business. I am focused on gaining invaluable insights into what makes a business successful and experience in designing IT strategies to accomplish this goal. I believe this would complement my strong technical skills to make me a complete and well-rounded professional.

Before joining my Master's program, I worked at Microsoft as a Technical Advisor, helping enterprises across the globe implement a robust and agile Application Lifecycle Management/DevOps framework. Understanding problems and providing the most appropriate resolutions were an intrinsic part of my core commitments. My communication and client handling skills won me various accolades. I enjoyed tackling challenges during my role at Microsoft like shouldering the responsibility of being the face of Microsoft to its customers, working against stringent deadlines and transforming myself into a trusted advisor.

Languages C, .Net framework, Java, Python, C++.
Web Technologies ASP.Net, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, Ajax, PHP.
Database SQL server, SQLite, MySQL, Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite.
Tools Microsoft ALM tools, SharePoint, System Center and PowerShell remote management

Desktop development

Mobile application development

PHP&MySQL

PowerShell Automation

2012 - Present

Microsoft India GTSC

Technical Advisor

I work as a Technical Advisor for the application life cycle team and support products of Microsoft that version controls code, builds code, tests the output, releases them to use and helps developers collaborate. I help software development teams on implementing software development methodologies.

My role is a customer centric one, which also includes working on critical issues faced by customer when developing on Microsoft ALM platform apart from helping implement it, finding and filing bugs within Microsoft ALM tools, suggesting design changes in both customer applications and Microsoft tools and offering pro-active software development related advice to partners.

Dec 11 - May 12

Indian Space Research Organization

SDE Intern

Myself along with two of my team mates, developed a client-server architecture to monitor real time data monitoring from MIL 1553 bus that is omnipresent on board all avionics systems. This application sent flight data acquired every 20 ms to all the monitoring terminals, with health parameters and other vital signals of the projectile, in form of tables and dynamically scaling graphs to fit different window sizes.

Dec 10 - Jan 11

iOPEX technologies

SDE Intern

During this internship I worked on Java based frameworks like Google Web Toolkit and SmartGWT. My area of focus was on developing intuitive front-end for web applications.

2008 – 2012

SASTRA University, Tanjore

Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Computer Science

CGPA: 8.69/10.

Was in dean’s list of top 10% university students two years.

Took three courses from school of management - business analysis for engineers, finance for engineers and consumer behaviour.

2006 – 2008

TVS MHSS, Madurai

High School, Mathematics and Computer Science

Sep 2011

SMS based FAQ retrieval

Technology: Java, SQL and XML file format | Code

This was done as a part of IBM Remote Mentoring program under Mr. L Venkata Subramaniam. We designed an interface for FAQ retrieval and response when a client SMS-es a question using Natural Language Processing (NLP), noise reduction and pattern matching. The approach my team suggested was selected and we presented the first run results at FIRE’11 – IIT B (data retrieval conference sponsored by IBM, Microsoft Research and Google).

Apr 2011

Website for Online Treasure Hunt

Technology: PHP, JavaScript (client side) and MySQL. Hosted on XAMPP | Code Demo

Designed a website for an on-line treasure hunt event where the users had to decipher answer from a set of hidden clues in web-page to move to the next level.

Mar 2012

Mobile Application Development

Technology: Java, Androind and J2ME

Splice Code This app provides group chat feature for all java supported phones (default feature present even in very basic phones) via SMS. Has feature of creating groups, chat history and privacy. It was launched in both FLYPP and Nokia store, reaching almost 5000+ mobiles around the world.

SmartRemind Code An android app that will help user to store group reminders that will alert both the user and the list of numbers the user has selected. At the time of reminding SMS or Email will be sent to all the numbers, without user intervention, silently without user intervention using OAuth 2.0.

Jul 2012

Smart Remind

Technologies: Android, SQLite

Developed an android app that can store reminders and send SMS/emails at specified time to selected list of phone numbers/email ids.