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About me...

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I am "Technical Evangelist" at Microsoft India. My focus areas are Games & Apps (architecture, design, development, testing & marketing) on Windows Phone, Windows Store and Microsoft Azure platforms. Another area of interest is interoperability of apps & games across desktop & mobile devices through Windows (client, phone, Azure). I mainly work with independent developers, start-up business groups, ISVs & enterprises.

In my previous role, I worked as “Partner Consultant and World Wide Specialization Lead” at Microsoft, India. I have a bachelor’s degree in “Information Technology” and a “Higher National Diploma in Computing” from Edexcel, UK. I also pursued a proficiency course in “Artificial Intelligence” from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Further, I have completed PMP (Project Management Professional) CTP certification course from QAI and cleared "MCTS - Windows Internals", "MCAD.Net" professional certifications.

I have 11+ years of full time software industry experience. In the past I mainly worked on architecture, design, consulting and application development based on C++, C#, F#, Windows Phone, Windows Internals, Microsoft Robotics Studio, Debugging (user mode – managed & native), XNA and Microsoft Cloud Computing (Windows & SQL Azure). I have also worked extensively on image processing, document imaging and Windows Multimedia SDK based application development.

I have written over 50 technical, knowledge based articles and solution objects which were published on Microsoft’s internal, external websites and magazines1. I also delivered 50+ external technical talks to various engineering college faculty members, students & industry professionals2. Further, I have written 12 papers published at Microsoft Thinkweek, and received accolades from eminent researchers andleaders at Microsoft, including Bill Gates.

I have mentored/guided over 20+ final year engineering students in their software andgame development projects and technical paper presentations. My interests’ lies in Windows Phone, Natural User Interface, Kinect SDK, Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Creativity, Robotics and related fields. When I am not working, I like to read, do research and evangelize Microsoft development technologies.

1. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ujjwalk/archive/2011/04/12/list-of-published-knowledge-base-kb-and-solution-object-so-articles.aspx

2. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ujjwalk/archive/2011/04/15/external-talks-delivered-by-ujjwal-kumar.aspx

 

So, why am I here? 

In case you are interested to know more about apps or games, design & development; or Windows Phone, Windows 8 platforms, please feel free to contact me. I am also available on twitter @ujjwalkr

I am working with Microsoft for over six years and I am amazed with the kind of work done here. The technologies devised here and the possibilities opened to use the toughest of such technologies with ease and lucid manner is simply amazing...

I welcome your feedback and comments for all my posts on this blog however, these posts cannot be sited for anything against Microsoft.

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  • Your blog sounds interesting . . . let's just hope that your next blog posting does NOT take another 7 months! (^_^)

    Blake Handler

    Microsoft MVP

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