Venkat Rao

solution design consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Venkat Rao

solution design consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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New update: Just started a new blog where I get into a somewhat "story telling mode" using public data and #PowerBI. You can read it here!

A MS Dynamics CRM Consultant by day; a blogger, amateur photographer, and random idea generator by night. Please visit my LinkedIn profile to read about my "real job", know more about my technical/people skills, and to read my paper that was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

I am the founder of Assistive Technology Blog - a blog meant to bring the latest and most interesting assistive technology news. I have always been amazed by the kind of things Assistive Technology offers (I have worked with students with disabilities in the past). Assistive Technology Blog has been used by various teachers and professors as an educational resource, and helps various independent creators/inventors spread their message to the masses. The blog has been included in the "The 50 Best Blogs for Future Teachers" list created by onlineuniversities.com. Thanks to my blog I have been listed as a guru on ATIS4ALL - a collaborative assistive technology portal for Europe.

Watch my Youtube videos to see how much I suck at singing and playing the guitar. My Flickr is not bad though, and I think I have some decent pictures there. I recently started a cooking series to encourage people to cook at home. The first in the series is right here.

I am an avid biker. You will see me on my beautiful Surly Cross Check all the time in Minneapolis - either commuting from one place to another or going down all the amazing trails Minneapolis has to offer. During my free time, I play my guitar, read books, take photos, and do random things that involve things I buy at hobby stores. Also, I am a huge Tintin and David Sedaris fan. Last but not the least, I Tweet and Facebook, just like everyone else.

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