It's me! Tony M John
Born into a middle class family with two sisters and one brother. Growing up in Malayattoor was fun. It's a small village with lakes, river and mountains, which makes Kerala The Gods own Country.
This was a memorable part of growing up since one could fish in the lakes and swim in the river. In this small village we had only one school named St.Thomas High School but always called as 'THE SCHOOL'. Every one who had an opportunity to study, went there and probably that is why everyone knew each other.
Initially I wanted to be an agriculturist, which was the means for the daily bread of most of our villagers. Moreover, I just Love it. But I decided to select the traditional profession of our family : Teaching.
Completed B.Ed from Kerala University Teacher Education Centre, located at the Alapuzha [The most beautiful place of Kerala and is famous for boat race and it's backwaters].
After B.Ed, had a second thought about teaching. And I reached Kongu Engineering College, Erode for MCA. Three years of Engineering changed my life.
The last few years were crucial in my life. I was going from knowing everybody to knowing nobody, from the world of soft feelings to the world of softwares, and from the world of men to the world of machines!!
And all these make me NOSTALGIC......
Std I - IV St. Maries L.P. School, Malayattoor, Kerala [1977 - 1981] Std V - X St. Thomas H.S., Malayattoor, Kerala [1981-1987] Pre Degree Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Kerala [ 1987 - 1989 ] B.Sc. Physics Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala [ 1989 - 1992 ] B.Ed Kerala University Teacher Education Centre, Alapuzha [1993 - 1994] MCA Kongu Engineering College, Erode [ 1994 - 1997 ]
SRA Systems: I was selected to SRA Systems Ltd, Chennai through campus interview by end of my MCA. Joined as a project trainee in SRA on December, 1996.
During my career in SRA, I got the opportunity to work with their sister company 'Software Systems & Solutions' in USA for around 2 years on projects with their various clients like HomeDepot, BroadVision, Bank Of America etc, in Atlanta .
Digital Globalsoft (Hewlett Packard): I joined Digital Globalsoft (Hewlett Packard), Bangalore in March 2003. My first assignment was to lead a team and develop a project for Microsoft, USA. Immediately after this project, I moved to one of the clients of Digital in USA, with the responsibility of co-ordinating the offshore development activities.
Omnicell, USA: I joined Omnicell, Houston in August 2004. I joined as a senior software engineer working on .NET technologies. Currently, I am a Consulting Engineer with Omnicell, leading a team of engineers in our Research facility in Houston.
Web development is my favorite hobby (of course after farming & agriculture). By the way, I am the founder of the leading websites including www.IndiaStudyChannel.com, www.DotNetSpider.com, www.AspSpider.com, www.SpiderKerala.com etc. Currently, my websites are visited by millions of people.
During my career in Bangalore and Chennai, I helped many poor students learn .NET technologies. I helped several people on their projects and assignments. I am very happy that most of them became .NET experts and achieved great heights in their career. Due to lack of time, I am not in a position to help those who call me daily asking for help in learning .NET.
My Future Plans
My own Business! Thats everybody's dream, right? But making it a reality requires more than just dreaming. If I can start a web site from zero and make it one of the most admired web sites of Kerala, I can very well prove my strength in owning a software development company. It cannot be too far...
Update January 2009: This is not a future plan any more. I am riding the tiger now !
City life was an excitement for me several years back, but not any more. Almost 10 years of American life has made me realize the value of being with family, relatives and friends. The dreams are changed and wish list is replaced ! Living in a farm house with fewer computers and a lot of people around me have come back to my dreams again. I do not want to be driven by computers for long.
Currently I and Manju are directors of SpiderWorks Technologies Pvt Ltd, India. Also, I am a major partner of ISC Technologies, India. Both businesses are engaged in online advertising & related business. In addition, I am involved in outsourcing business where my companies act as mediator for overseas companies that outsource their software development business to India. We have partnered with a major software development firm in India to execute projects for our clients.
It's me! Tony M John
I am Raghava Kumar from Sullurpeta in Andhra Pradesh in India. I am working as Engineer in ISRO. I am a MS in Software systems from BITS, Pilani. I am very much interested to learn .net technologies. Can you give me guidance. I have a sound knowledge of Visual Basic, VC++, C++, C etc. also I must thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of core team for the development of your website IndiaReviewChannel website. I hope I will learn new technologies under your guidance.
Very nice and impressive profile.
Your dotnetspider.com is really very useful to me. I am a beginner of .Net and looking forward to build my career in .Net. I am very much thankfull to you for giving us a valuable information.
Tony its great after listing that ur interest is same as mine.
I also loved nature spcially kerala Part.
U have great profile.It seems that U r very innocent,lovely,intelliget and simple person.
When I saw your name in ISC I thought may be your web was designed by many. But after seeing about yourself, it is understood that with an aim in your mind and hard work you could make wonders.
You have proved that hard work really makes wonders.
hey Tony M john........i just read your wonderful achievement in life.. i m also working in asp.net technology.....and i found you through some search on google.plssssss guide me so that i can improve my skill in asp.net and various dotnet technology.
I want 2 ask how we can develop users login status in asp.net( like orkut status those who online green status on)sum thg like that.....plss help me..i m waiting 4 ur response....
hi tony i am from mysore from karnataka..i am very proud to say that u r from kerala.my neighouring state..very nice profile is urs..
Today I received your reply/feedback for my question in ISC/forum where I saw your link under your name and came to your personal website to know more and I am really very impressed on your personal statement, experience, thoughts, hard works, guidance and down to earth attitude etc.
Most of us will know the value's of our country, family & friends etc. only if we leave our country for sometime and live & compare with other country where we stay. All the best for your aim...
i read your profile and its really good and i have 2yrs experience in .NET technologies and i would like to become the part of your team.
I generally visit DNS and do post there too.
I would like to hear from your side.
i read your profile and iam interested in working with your firm .Now i will completed my MCA and looking for a training in .net technologies and i would like to become the part of your team.I expect your replay
I saw ur website while surfing thrw the net, n u knw how i found it....
I jus put my name "tony" n google it to find out how many ppl carry the same name and jus wanna knw how much successful they are in this world(lil bit crazy ha..:-))..!n ma first click is on ur website, which is simply superb'...
All the best for ur future plans,n may the almighty will give u success in evey walks of life..
i read your profile and iam interested in working with your firm .Now i will completed my b.tech(it) and looking for a training in .net technologies and i would like to become the part of your team.i want to improve my knowledge to you for my future goals
I read your profile.
very interesting and very impressive.
I have just read your review of Divine farm land near B'lore. I am also one of the farmland owner there. I have visited thrice there so far. I really appriciate your open mind. In this rat race world, hardly people understand the value of being with the family, spending value time with their children. I really enjoyed going through your web page.