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Kunal Chowdhury


Kunal is a Microsoft Silverlight MVP & Insider, Telerik MVP & Insider, Code Project MVP, Valued Windows Phone Blogger and a good speaker in various Microsoft Events. He received several Awards during his professional career for innovation, quality and customer satisfaction. He received MVP awards from both Microsoft, Telerik and CodeProject for developer community activities during his off time. He posts his findings in his technical blog. He is a Platinum Author of CodeProject. Many of his articles were highlighted as "Article of the Day" in Microsoft sites.

He has 5+ years of professional experience in all stages of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) involving requirement analysis, design, development, testing, deployment, documentation and maintenance to diverse business domains including Media and Health Care. Kunal has a strong technical expertise in coding standards, usability, UI design, OOPs and refactoring of code. He is more passionate on Silverlight, WPF, Windows Phone, Windows Store application development.

He has good hands on experience in .NET, C#, XAML. He is a good team player, proactive learner and mentor with excellent analytical, verbal and writing skills. He published 500+ articles including Tutorials on Silverlight, Windows Phone and Windows Store application development in his blog. He is very active in various Microsoft User Groups like PUG, KolkataGeeks, KolkataNet and delivered various sessions in Microsoft events and Hands-on-Labs.

Kunal Chowdhury's Background

Kunal Chowdhury's Experience

Telerik Insider at Telerik

January 2012

The Telerik Insiders Program is an independent speakers program for the developer community. The group is made up of exceptional, passionate speakers interested in contributing to a bigger cause - educating the community in their free time. Telerik Insiders are the elite speakers who travel to user group meetings, code camps and other community driven events alike to deliver sessions on cutting edge technology. Sponsored by Telerik, they are provided with new opportunities to speak on their preferred topics and assistance with travel and logistics.

Most Valuable Professional at Telerik

August 2011

The Telerik MVP Program aims to recognize and reward the amazing people who are highly successful at their own jobs and yet find the time and energy to share their extensive knowledge and passion about Telerik products with fellow developers. The Telerik MVPs have been actively contributing to the evolution of our organization and spreading the word about our products to the community.

Most Valuable Professional at The Code Project

January 2011

Those who have spent their time answering questions in the forums and writing great articles. MVP status is awarded annually based on ones contributions, and the feedback of the other members. Members of this group get an MVP icon next to their names in the forums and in their profile.

Most Valuable Professional (Silverlight) at Microsoft

October 2010

MVPs are independent experts who are offered a close connection with people at Microsoft. To acknowledge MVPs' leadership and provide a platform to help support their efforts, Microsoft often gives MVPs early access to Microsoft products, as well as the opportunity to pass on their highly targeted feedback and recommendations about product design, development and support. Responsibility: As Microsoft Silverlight MVP and Microsoft Insider for Silverlight, LightSwitch and Windows Store apps, I am responsible to take both the Silverlight, LightSwitch and Windows Store (Metro) products to community, Help Community and Decision makers to build ecosystem for Silverlight related technologies and educate them in depth on possibilities and core strengths of Silverlight. Also pass their feedback to Microsoft for possible bug fixes,enhancements and feature suggestions etc.

Software Engineer III at Varian Medical Systems (India) Software Pvt. Ltd. - Pune

February 2012 - August 2012

Software Engineer II at Varian Medical Systems (India) Software Pvt. Ltd. - Pune

September 2010 - February 2012

Software Developer at Logitech Engineering & Design (India) Pvt. Ltd. - Chennai

October 2009 - September 2010

Technical Consultant at Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. - Mumbai

April 2009 - September 2009

Software Engineer at Spadeworx Software Services Pvt. Ltd. - Pune

August 2007 - September 2009

Kunal Chowdhury's Education

Sunbeam Institute of Information Technology

2007 – 2007

PGDAC


National Institute of Technology Agartala

2002 – 2006

B.E.

Concentration: Computer Science & Engineering


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