Today, on the first day of new year 2012 I am back with another episode of Uncut & Unedited. This is 15 episode of the Uncut & Unedited series. I am very excited to present this episode as my guest is a very special guest for me. So sit back, listen to the interview and enjoy.

I have with me today on this episode Dr. U. B. Pavanaja as the guest. Dr Pavanaja has served 15 years in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre before jumping into Software industry. He is a good friend of mine and also a core member of Bangalore DotNet User Group and Mysore Geeks. He is in fact the person who gave me my first public speaking opportunity as part of Mysore Geeks User Group Meet at Mysore. I still remember the day in Mysore where while sipping a cool drink – he just said – you should come and present a session for Mysore Geeks. And that was the start. After that I got hooked up with BDotNet and so far it has been an ongoing thing for me. So I am grateful to Pavanaja.

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In this episode I ask Pavanaja the following things:

  • His background in software development
  • His involvement with Kannada development
  • His thoughts on Indic language development in mainstream
  • His thoughts on being an MVP Alumni
  • His Involvement with community

His journey spans across Atomic Research Centre to Software Industry which is over 30 years as of now. I am amazed by the enthusiasm and energy he shows when it comes to Software Development. He is a very active in the community and I feel like telling all my juniors to look at him and inspire themselves. In the interview he speaks in length of the problems that Indic Language development faces with small players to big players to Governments. Pay close attention to the question related to his community activities – he says – he is repaying his debt that he has with the society. According to him – he was inspired by one of the famous Kannada Writer Shivaram Karanth works on science and that’s how he became a scientist. He feels its turn to repay to the society by writing and speaking for the community in the community events. Also he has to his credit of putting the language Kannada on the internet before anybody else. He is the brain behind first Kannada website http://vishvakannada.com way back in 1996. He is also the author of famous weekly column called “GanaKindi” or “Window to Computers” in one the Kannada dailies called “Kannada Prabha”.

I had a lot of fun doing this interview. Hope you guys like it too. Listen and let me know of any feedback or comment you may have.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2012.

Till next time – Happy Coding. Code with Passion, Decode with Patience.