Besides, programming, I am also deeply interested in mathematics, machine learning, and computational intelligence. This motivates me to bring my knowledge of applied mathematics, statistical modeling, artificial intelligence and sometimes simply data structures, to good use, when I build applications.
I am an ardent supporter of open source software and try and contribute to open source code bases and causes. I like the plurality and variety that software development offers; the choice of programming languages, the abundant availability of tools and libraries, the existence of multiple operating systems and the possibility of varied software development methodologies. As a member of the technology community, I am an active contributor to the ever evolving software development languages, methodologies and standards. I have been an expert group member on a number of JCP (Java Community Process) specifications, for example JSRs 274, 283, 299, 301 & 312, and have been on the customer advisory board of a few of Adobe’s products. I have run and organize a few community events like Flex Camp Wall Street, Show Ramp and Big Data Web Scale. I also speak at many conferences worldwide and at many user groups and meetups.
I bring together all my expertise in terms of services and products via my primary venture, Treasury of Ideas LLC, in which I play the role of the CEO (and also the lead developer and consultant). Treasury of Ideas LLC, through its focus on innovation and value optimization, offers many best of the breed services and products and has incubated many ideas to help translate them to reality. Our clients range from large enterprises, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations to promising new startups.
I write regularly in many technical journals and magazines, present in seminars and mentor developers and architects. I have authored a few books, including Advanced Flex 3 (APress, 2008), Professional BlazeDS (Wrox/Wiley, 2009), Advanced Flex 4 (APress, 2010), and Professional NoSQL (Wrox/Wiley, 2011). My blog on the O’Reilly Network (http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/2799), apart from this site, is another place where my writing on technology can be found. Many content syndication sites, including Adobe Feeds, NFJS Speakers feed, Ulitzer and others pull my writings from this blog. You can learn all about my books by browsing through the Books page.
I live with my beautiful and loving wife (Caren) and two adorable sons (Ayaan & Ezra) in Palo Alto, CA. My wife is a very talented baker and blogs about some of her creations at Photographs and Recipes. Along with a friend, she runs a niche baking and confectionery service, called CultureSlice. If you want some finger licking delicious dessert, you now know who to reach out to!