Mouna Neelakanta

.NET Developer, Lead Mentor at Coderdojo, Aspiring Entrepreneur, Travel enthusiast, Former Fitness Instructor

Hi, I am Mouna Neelakanta. I am a .Net developer currently working at Readify. I am also a Lead mentor at Coderdojo. I present at conferences and teach kids coding. I love travelling and I am a health and fitness enthusiast. I also enjoy Latin dancing.

November 15, 2019

On Saturday 19th October 2019, we hosted the .NET Downunder Tour in Sydney. We were very fortunate to host international speakers from Microsoft who were here in Sydney for NDC conference. Not only that we also had talented local speakers who showcased what Sydney has...

September 13, 2019

I am currently consulting at MYOB and I got a chance to be part of the MYOB Hackathon. It is a two day event where-in the entire company comes together to hack something as a team. The structure is as follows: 

  • Wednesday Afternoon

    • Pitch day. This is where th...

September 2, 2019

My aim is to get a basic understanding of Node.js, Docker and Kubernetes and the way to do that is to build something combing all three. So this is what we are going to do: 

  • Step 1: Build a simple Node.js app

  • Step 2: Containerize the app using Docker

  • ...

July 25, 2018

Day 2 was all about making sense of data generated by various forms of research, picking problem statement and generating personas to create empathy for the users. 

Where to next ? 


Ideation is the formation of ideas or concepts. Main purpose is to break out...

July 18, 2018

Day 1 we learnt about UX in general, the need for it and how to kick off a UX design. We learnt about various forms of researching. We chose a project and conducted interviews with a varied group of people to explore the topic of choice with no preconceived solutions....

July 17, 2018

I have been consulting at a fleet operations company for the last 6 months. In this gig, I have been working closely with an amazing UX Designer. We have had some very interesting and challenging problems to solve. Throughout the last 6 months, I have learnt and practi...

November 24, 2017

After engaging with the potential users I had a better idea about what I wanted to build, who the target market should be and what are the important features to have in the MVP. It was time to design a landing page, publish it and see if I get any signups. 

Here is the...

November 24, 2017

Day 3 started with a meeting with Joshua Holmes, who is the Operations and Community manager at Muru-D.

Muru-D is a startup accelerator backed by Telstra. They currently run 6-month programs in Sydney, Melbourne & Singapore with partner programs in Brisbane and Perth....

November 24, 2017

Day 2 started with a review of the Lean Canvas with Guy Franklin. It was great as the Lean Canvas that I generated had 3 different problems. One of the first thing that Guy identified was that each of the 3 problem statements can be explored further in its own Lean Can...

November 23, 2017

As a part of my professional development program, I got an awesome opportunity to spend 5 days at Telstra Labs working with the Innovation Team in Melbourne. The purpose was to learn about processes involved in developing an idea into a viable product. 

I was greeted by...

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