Profile: Bharathi Subramanian

In the recent years, I am getting many requests from students/staffs/technical groups for a talk on FOSS related topics. Many times, the organizer fail to provide the necessary informations OR understand the importance of my time. So to help them, I have listed down a guideline:

Before sending a invitation to me:

  • Talk to your department friends/students/staffs to know their interest and support.
  • Depending upon the interest/support, select the topic/field.
  • Select 2 or 3 alternative dates for the event.
  • If the event is on working day, inform me before 2 weeks.
  • If the event is on holiday, inform me before 1 week.

After I accepted your invitation:

  • EMail the exact time, duration, place and contact information (Name, Designation, Address, Phone number(s), mail-id).
  • Give a brief idea about the pick-up and drop arrangements.
  • For out-station event, arrange a decent place for boarding/refreshing.
  • Give a brief idea about the audience level and their interest on the topic.
  • If you need any specific info other then the topic, please discuss with me.

During the event:

  • Try to avoid the formal function OR keep it very short (<10mins).
  • Invite people, who has some basic knowledge on topic.
  • I am not a politician and I won’t get upset by seeing small group of audience. So don’t waste your time to bring the crowd.
  • If a person is not at all interested in the talk, please don’t force him/her to stay in the hall.

At end of the event:

  • Pay the travel expenses (If the facility not arranged).
  • Pay the standard honorarium.
  • I won’t accept fancy or show-case gift articles (like clock, pen-stand, lamp,..).
  • If you wish to give a gift, please select book(s) from my wish-list.
  • If you want to gift a (New or Used) technical book, which is not in the wish-list, please discuss with me.

Book Wish-list:

  • Code Complete, By Steve McConnell
  • The Art of Computer Programming, Any Volume, By Donald Knuth
  • The Art of Computer Programming, Volume III, Donald Knuth
  • Beautiful Code, By Andy Oram and Greg Wilso
  • Unix Network Programming, Vol III, By W. Richard Stevens
  • Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment, By W Richard Stevens
  • The Practice of Programming, By Kernighan and Pike
  • Mastering Regular Expression, By Jeffery Friedl
  • Algorithms in C Part 1-5, By Robert Sedgewick
  • STL Tutorial and Reference Guide, By David, Gillmer and Atul
  • Any Book from Free Software Media
  • Effective C++, By Scott Meyer
  • More Effective C++, By Scott Meyer
  • Effective STL, By Scott Meyer
  • The AWK Programming Language, By Aho, Weinberger, Kernighan
  • How to solve it, By George Polya
  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques and Tools, By Aho, Ravi and Ullman
  • C Interfaces and Implementations: Techniques for Creating Reusable Software By David R. Hanson
  • Expert C Programming B


Bharathi Subramanian is working as Principal Consultant at Embinux – Embedded Devision of International SQLSTAR Pte Ltd, Singapore. Previously he was a Team Lead in the R&D Group of Midas Communication Technologies Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India from 2004 and until 2010. And he was an Associate Member in the NRC-FOSS, AU-KBC Research Center, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai. He was a Research Associate in the TeNeT Group, IIT-Madras from 2001 until 2004 and as a System Engineer with BVG Pvt Ltd, Chennai from 1999 until 2000.

He received his B.E degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 1999 from Bharathidasan University, Trichy, India. He was a M.S Research scholar at Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT-Madras, India for sometime and then discontinued.

He has been working in the area of wireless terminals and network data aggregations. His interests include data networks, operating systems, embedded systems, free and open source softwares.

He was a co-ordinator of Indian Linux Users Group – Chennai from 2002 to 2010 and organized many FOSS events in Tamilnadu, India. He is an active volunteer member of many Free and Open Source groups in INDIA. He regularly visits colleges to share his technical experience and knowledge with the students.

He strongly believes that, INDIA’s super power and IT sustainability dreams can be achieved only with the help of FOSS. So he spends some of his time in spreading the awareness about FOSS among the students and general public.

Contact Information:

Recently moved to Singapore. So I may not be available for talks and other events. Sorry.

  • Address: #24, Om Shanthi Apprts, 2nd Main Road, Kannappa Nager, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai – 41.
  • Land Marks for pick-up: 1. RTO Office, 2. Maatus Hotel, 3. Water Palace
  • Phone: +91-98408-79452 (Please don’t call me, Use Email)
  • Phone: +65-8148-7321 (Please don’t call me, Use email)
  • Email: bharathi.s at g(oogle)mail dot com

Thank you 🙂

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