Everything is possible if you can dream like a child and decide as an adult.
- Romanus wolter       

About Me

Rajesh Lal works at Nokia Silicon Valley as a Senior Engineer/Developer Evangelist. He is an internationally recognized digital product leader who has designed and contributed to software used by millions of people.

Raj is the author of four popular books (Windows Gadget, Web Widget, Smartphone web development & Fun with Silverlight) in addition to many articles about web, digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world.

With over a decade of experience in software industry, Raj enjoys taking an objective approach to developing applications and makes extra effort to simplify complex topics. He has a master's degree in Computer Science and holds MCSD & MCAD titles. He lives in Mountain View, California.

Silverlight 4 Resources: http://silverlightfun.com
Web Widgets: http://widgets-gadgets.com
Mobile Web: http://smallinterface.com
Vista Gadget: http://innovatewithgadgets.com
Contact: connectrajesh@hotmail
Website: http://irajesh.com
Twitter: @iRajLal
Phone: +1-650-224-3812

Raj's complete resume and recommendations are available on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/rajeshlal.

Skill Summary

  • o 10+ years of experience in Software Analysis, Design, and Development
  • o Demonstrated leader with versatile experience in Windows, Web & Mobile
  • o Experience in Collaborating/Supporting multiple Silicon Valley ISVs
  • o Expert in Web technologies: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, Ajax, REST
  • o Expert in User Interface technology: XAML, Silverlight, Flash and WPF
  • o Excellent knowledge of client-server architecture with C#, ASP.NET & SQL
  • o Experience with Linux, Mac OS, Windows, Mobile, Mylo, iPhone, and MeeGo
  • o Technology Evangelist with Excellent Presentation skills

Books Written

  • o Fun with Silverlight 4: Illustrated Guide to Rich Internet Applications, amazon
  • o Beginning Smartphone Web Development (with Gail Fredrick, Apress, amazon
  • o Developing Web Widget with HTML CSS, JSON & Ajax (with Chava, amazon)
  • o Creating Vista Gadgets: Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript (Sams, amazon)

UI Inventions

Awards, Certificates and Education

  • o Code Project Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 2008
  • o First Prize in Creative Web Design Contest, Lamar University
  • o Microsoft Certified Application Developer MCAD.NET - 2004, MCSD - 2001
  • o All India Merit Certificate in Mathematics - OLYMPIAD - 1994
  • o Bachelors in Computer Science Hislop College India - 1994- 1997
  • o Masters in Computer Science Lamar University Texas - 2003-2005

Making a difference at W3C

Yours Truly

Facebook/ iRajLal

Connect with me


Digital Design Essentials coming May 2013

Digital Design Essentials - May 2013
100 ways to design better desktop, web, and mobile interfaces

Accessible HTML5 Design article at MSDN magazine

Accessible Design with HTML5 at MSDN Magazine

Silverlight VB Book

Fun with Silverlight 4 with VB
(Amazon/ Kindle edition)

Fun with Silverlight 4 with C#
(Amazon/Kindle edition)

Developing Web Widget
(Amazon/Kindle edition)

My Other Books

Beginning Smartphone Web Development

Creating Vista Gadgets with... Silverlight

My Article at MSDN Magazine

Developing 3D Objects

(Fun with Silverlight 4)

Code Project MVP

Codeproject MVP 2008
My Articles at CodeProject

LinkedIn Connect

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My Twitter Updates

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Association of Computing Machinery

ACM Professional Member since June 2009

Favorite Links

Widgets for Web 2.0
Vista Sidebar Gadget
C Sharp Tricks
Trick Of Mind
Silverlight for fun
A.B.C. of Design
Get "Star" Rating Widget
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