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Meet the Auro Team – Mugunthan

Mugunthan is one of the most important developers in Auro Infotech Development team. He joined the team in 2007  and has been a very dependable resource from day one.

His primary skillset is in LAMP based projects and over the period of a year or so, he has picked up good business analysis skills due to which he has been directly interacting with clients on his projects.

His consistency in delivering the projects on time with high quality is the most important quality he has displayed at work. He won the ‘Star Performer of the year 2008’ award and also won the ‘ATRP Award for Feb 2009′ for his work on Integrating MPMLA administration features with Elgg Social Networking tool.

He is the only resource at Auro Infotech who comes in before 9.30am and leaves by 6.30pm. There are quite a few qualities in him which makes him a role model for all the junior staff at Auro Infotech to follow.

Mugunthan is also the first developer at Auro Infotech to focus on Facebook API. The development team and the clients can look forward to many more latest technologies and innovations under his leadership.

ATRP – Social Networking – Elgg Integration

As a part of the Auro Technology Research Program, Mugunthan won the ATRP award for February 2009 for his impressive presentation on integrating an existing administrative functionality of an existing website into the admin tool available already for Elgg.

Elgg is a social networking website tool that allows developers to customize it and integrate it into their web sites. The power of it is that it brings in existing features required for social networking website such as member login, groups, comments, activity dashboard, admin tool, etc.

Mugunthan studied the flow of the web application model for Elgg and integrated a new admin feature to manage various political parties in MPMLA, a India based website that allows people to interact with their elected representatives.

During this study, we found out the smart organization of the database elements in Elgg and came up our own custom scripts to correctly write into the right tables to duplicate the functionality of creating default groups for each party, when a new political party is added into the Elgg based System.

Auro Technology Research Program – Updates so far

We have completed two months of Auro Technology Research Program and have got good data to back up the progress.

Though it might be too early to say that the program is a success, I can at least say the program has started in the right direction.

In January 2009, we had six participants complete the full four weeks of research and come up with their Proof of Concept on a particular product of their choice in the technology that they picked.

The technologies and products were:

ECommerce Designs – Magento by Kandan

CRM – SugarCRM by Purushothaman

Remote Tools – Remote Desktop on Linux by Ranjith

Enterprise Applications – Dot Project Project Management Tool by Sharmila

Tools – PDFCreator by Mugunthan

Platforms and Middleware – Database – MySQL Stored Procedures by Mukesh

In February 2009 also we had six participants who completed the four weeks of research and presented their proof of concept on the presentation day.

The technologies and products in February 2009 were:

Tools – Address Book Importer by Purushothaman

Frameworks – YUI by Sharmila

Social Networking – Elgg by Mugunthan

Control Panel – Web Hosting Control Panel for Linux – OpenPanel by Ranjith

Portal – Sharepoint Portal by Sara

HRM – OrangeHRM by Umesh