Kerala Microsoft Users Group

Community Tech Day - 23rd Oct 2010 - Kochi

IMA House, J. N. International Stadium Road,Palarivattom P.O., Cochin 682025, Kerala


08:45 - 09:15 Registration Confirmation
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome and Community update by Sreejumon & Vinod
09:30 - 10:00 Plunge into Mono by Praseed
10:00 - 11:00 Telerik Productivity Tools by Raj
11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break (15 min)
11.15 - 12:15 T-SQL Tips and Tricks with SQL Server by Vinod
12.15 - 01:00 Entity Framework 4 by Shalvin
01:00 - 01:45 Lunch Break (45 min)
01.45 - 02:45 Security Auditing and Accountability under Windows 2008 by Manu
02:45 - 03:30 NoSQL databases in .NET Apps by Shiju
03:30 - 03:45 Tea Break (15 min)
03:45 - 04:30 Generics - A Revisit by Yanesh
04:30 - 05:15 .NET Serialization And XML by Praseed
05.15 - 05:30 Closing Ceremony


Manu Zacharia is an Information Security evangelist with more than 16 years of professional experience and MVP in Enterprise Security since 2009. Currently he is associated with Millennium Consultants as Director – Information Security. He is the author of a book titled “Intrusion Alert – An Ethical Hackers Guide to Intrusion Detection Systems”.  He was honored with the prestigious Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Achievements Award for 2010 from (ISC)². He is the creator and Chief Architect of Matriux Security Distribution – Asia’s one and only Security and Penetration Testing OS. He is also the President of Information Security Research Association and the founder of c0c0n International Security and Hacking Conference.
Praseed Pai is a well known software architect from Kochi,Kerala. His areas of interest include Enterprise software development (using C#/.net) ,Engineering Software development(CAD/CAM/C++),Cross Platform C++ development (Windows/Linux/Mac), Computer Graphics, Computational Finance and Domain specific programming languages. At present, he is associated with Cabot solutions, Kochi. His blog can be accessed here.   His open source compiler got many fans.
Raj Chaudhuri is an experienced senior-level IT trainer and consultant with an extensive and in-depth background in Microsoft developer-oriented topics, including .NET Framework technology, SharePoint Products and Technologies and Microsoft Business Intelligence technologies such as SQL Server Analysis Services. He has been an independent consultant since 2004, prior to which he worked with Microsoft in various roles. He is a frequent speaker, blogger and a VB.NET enthusiast.
Shalvin PD is working as .NET Corporate Trainer and Consultant with more than 15 years of experience is Microsoft Technolgies. Specializing in ASP .NET, WPF and Silverlight. He blogs at

Shiju Varghese, Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET, is a Technical Architect on the Microsoft .Net technology stack with a focus on web application development and Domain-Driven Design. He has been working with .Net Technologies since beta version. Shiju focuses on C#, ASP.Net MVC, Entity Framework, Windows Azure, REST, WCF and Unity. Shiju holds number of Microsoft certifications including MCP, MCAD, MCTS, and MCPD: Web.  He blogs at


Sreejumon is the founder and Community Council member of Kerala Microsoft User group ( He is currently working with Nokia R&D Center Bangalore as an Architect. Prior to Nokia, he was working with ABB Research Center &  US Technology. He has been Microsoft MVP for past 8 years. 

Vinod Kumar works as a Technology Evangelist with Microsoft India specializing mostly on SQL Server. With the love and passion for SQL Server he would want to help the community to maximize their investments on SQL Server by utilizing the product in the right way in their design, development, architecture and deployments. Regular speaker at many of the Microsoft events like TechEd, MSDN, TechNet and more. He shares his finding with the global developer community at his blog at 

Yanesh Tyagi is a technical architect with Millennium Consultants. He has extensive 16 years of experience working on different technologies, specially Microsoft Technologies. He has been with .NET since it's early days. Yanesh has worked in many domains inclusing BFSI, Travel, Education, Manufacturing, eCommerce etc. Yanesh is also involved in some open source projects.   





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