About the Author
Antano Solar John is a tech evangelist who is passionate about using technology to revolutionize the learning experience! He authored his first book on MODx with Packt in 2008 which was also the first book ever written on this platform.
Antano has contributed massively to the open source community in terms of documentation, code, and support on various platforms based on PHP, Perl, Lisp, Python, Ruby, and so on. His contribution to the open source world has allowed him to meet and model from a variety of people who have learned to code and think naturally! His writing skills benefit from this advantage thereby bringing structure and clarity to the learner.
Antano's first technical publication titled "Help AI Help You-Swiss Knife of Communication" was on Communication and Machine Learning using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) concepts such as Meta Modelling and Deep Structures, which was critically acclaimed by communication and technology experts. He has also been recently certified as a licensed NLP practitioner by its cofounder Richard Bandler. Other papers by Antano include "802.11 MAC Enhancements-Breaking Barriers of Wireless Speed" that was published in the IEEE Journal, "Learning to Develop in the Open Source World", and so on.
Owing to his experience as a consultant and trainer, Antano has designed course structure and content for corporate learners at different levels on subjects such as Object Oriented Perl, Unix System Fundamentals, Shell basic, Ruby on Rails, and so on. In association with MaFoi Ranstad, Antano entirely designed and implemented a structured course for transitioning web designers into developers through a one-day blended learning program called "Learn".
Antano has been keenly focusing on Accelerated Learning. He has conducted workshops at various reputed colleges and corporate events on how to learn quickly and effectively-technology languages and platforms using strategies that he has developed. His experience with NLP, which is the science of Modelling Excellence has helped him with this effort.
As part of his consultant assignments he has worked on Catalyst from its early stages. He has been a consultant and a trainer providing IT solutions and sessions on VoIP, networks, and software platforms, and languages. Currently, he is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at NuVeda Learning. In his present role, he is responsible for accelerated learning solutions which leverages technology for speed and scale.
Antano's other interests include Music, Dance, Martial Arts, and Chess. He used to play Chess professionally as a child. Antano used to run a successful gaming business when gaming as a business was almost unheard of. He has also won the yahoo hack award twice in India consequently, once for developing a Collaborative Browsing Mechanism using lines of code shorter than this biography without any server or proxy and then yet again for developing a Hybrid Search Engine from scratch in 24 hours that uses Machine and Social Intelligence to identify, search, and distill information in contexts you expect!