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IT and Computer Science Students doing their Engineering/Arts/Science Graduation courses can participate in a competition organized by KTS (Kani Thamizh Sangam) and Tamil Virtual University. It can be their final semester project but it should be in Tamil computing. The three best projects in 2006-07 will get cash prizes worth Rs.50,000. For details and application form, click here. I feel the timing for this is very apt, as the commercial viability of Tamil Software projects is showing signs of finally picking up. OS vendors like Microsoft and Redhat are now supporting Tamil in many ways in their offerings. This week…

T-Mug (Trivandrum Microsoft User Group) had conducted the community launch of VS2005 today. In the full day event, I presented for about an hour on ASP.NET v2.0 overview. The T-Mug Volunteers did a great job organizing that I had the…

Today I presented in Tamil Internet 2004 conference held at Singapore, on counting the number of letters/alphabets in a Unicode String. The problem is that if we use the string length functions included in major programming platforms we get only…

After the bad days of dot-com burst, the interest and more so implementation of e-commerce is now growing. During the last 3 years, the number of B2B implementations using Web services increased, but it is only in the last 6 months that many innovative B2C implementations have started to happen. This week Mr.Anto Peter  of Softview invited me to present for an hour in their website design workshop, which happened today. My topic was on “E-Commerce” where I covered on various Internet/E-Commerce Myths and Realities, payment mechanisms with respect to India. It is interesting to note about one of India’s successful ecommerce sites. It…