I am Uma, born Indian, married to “Ilango” and living in Berlin, Germany with my family. I have a 19 months old daughter whom you would have seen in my blog posts. She is my world at home.

During my young age, I had just 2 interests. Business Management and Computer Programming. I started learning programming when I was 12 with GWBasic, Pascal, C etc. I did my bachelors in Business Administration, but unfortunately couldn’t do master’s. So I decided to move on to my second interest and did Master’s in Information Technology.

I started my career at NIIT Ltd in 2000 as Systems Executive. Today, I work for eBay International AG, Germany as Senior Software Engineer. I have several feathers in my cap and several certifications in my belt. I am certified in Oracle, IBM DB2, IBM WSAD, Sun Java and Microsoft .Net (MCSD, MCPD) and a trained PMP from PMI. I do project management and software development in .Net and Java (though my interest is mainly in building .Net products).

I am also a part-time freelancer, having very-satisfied customers keeping me always busy with projects. Apart from .Net and Java, I also use PHP, MySQL and Magento for my freelance projects. I am an expert in Magento Payment Modules. I have developed several of them.

At home, I am a good cook, home manager, loving mother and a great wife 🙂

I hope that’s given a glimpse of who I am. You can reach me at uma.ilango@web.de or by commenting to any of my posts.