Vikram Vaswani is the founder of Melonfire, an open source software consultancy firm in Mumbai, India. Melonfire provides specialized product design and development services to help customers efficiently launch and manage new products for the Web.
Vikram is the author of seven books on software and database programming, published by The McGraw-Hill Companies and Pearson Education and translated into more than ten languages. In addition to his technical expertise, he is well-versed in product lifecycle management, product marketing and community management.
An active participant in the open source software community, Vikram frequently writes for publications such as Zend Developer Zone, IBM developerWorks, and Developer.com. He is an IBM Champion, the founder of the Mumbai MySQL/PHP User Group, and a guest speaker who has led sessions at open source conferences in India and the United States.