About Vasudev Ram

I'm an independent software developer with many years of experience in a variety of programming languages and technologies. Python, Java, C, UNIX/Linux, relational databases and a number of open source technologies are some of the areas. Have worked with leading American and Indian software companies and with startups during my career. xtopdf, my Python toolkit for PDF creation from other formats, is an open source product which is in use by Packt Publishing of the UK, the Software Freedom Law Center of the USA, and ESRI.nl, among others. I started this blog to write about my findings and thoughts about happenings in the area of software innovation (both open source and proprietary, worldwide), which is my main interest, professionally speaking. I'm an elected member of the Python Software Foundation and a member of the McKinsey Online Executive Panel. My business web site www.dancingbison.com has more information about my background and skills, software products I've developed (on my own, not the ones I've worked on as an employee or consultant), services I offer and technical articles I've published, and my contact information. This is my Bitbucket account with some of my open source software projects. This is my Google Profile. Oh, and that's my mascot below :-)

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