Last updated on 24th Feb. 2020
Minor update to change blogspot.in to blogspot.com on 20th Sep. 2020
July 2016 update: I now spend very limited time on this and other software related blogs/sites as I have retired even from non-commercial work in the software field.
I started this blog with the pen-name of Eklavya Sai Maalik as I was not sure about how my views may be received by the academic community. Now, I am very happy to state, they are quite tolerant about my views even though some of them may disagree, perhaps vehemently, with my views, and so I do not need to use a pen-name.
I am a Physics Graduate (and Physics Masters drop-out) who was industry trained and later self-taught in software development.
I worked in the international software industry (US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India etc.) developing systems as well as applications software (CS & IT) for over 18 years after which I retired from commercial work.
Later, mainly as a "visiting faculty", I offered free service of teaching programming courses (lab. courses) and being a "technical consultant" for student projects in a Maths & Computer Science department of a deemed university in India for 9 years.
My (software) biodata can be viewed here: https://ravisiyer.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/202002-ravisiyerbiodata.pdf.
And my software industry work experience here: https://ravisiyer.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/raviiyerindustryworkexperience.pdf.
http://raviiyerteaches.wordpress.com has course material (including links to external US university sites) of some of the computer programming (software lab.) courses taught by me in the aforementioned Mathematics & Computer Science department of a deemed university.
An activity suspended due to lack of time is: “Service to Society” Free and Open Source IT software development especially aimed at rural Indian society via the site http://raviiyer.org.
For more about me including my interests in spirituality & religion you may please visit: http://ravisiyer.blogspot.com/p/about-ravi-s-iyer.html.