Harshad Oak is the founder of IndicThreads & Rightrix Solutions. He is the author of the books Oracle JDeveloper 10g: Empowering J2EE Development 2) Pro Jakarta Commons 3) coauthor J2EE 1.4 Bible. He has spoken at conferences in India, US, Sri Lanka, Thailand & China. He has been working to build active Java communities in India and has organized as well as spoken at many Java user group meets.
For his contributions to technology and the community, he has been recognized as an Oracle ACE Director and a Java Champion.
He is passionate about working on issues plaguing the society and making a difference. He currently works closely with organizations working in the domain of promoting scientific temperament and citizen empowerment. He especially looks at how these organizations can best leverage technology. He is also the founder of nonprofit initiatives Sudhar.In & TechnoProfits.org.