Biplab Kumar Modak is a passionate, open-source software developer. He started learning programming at school in the year 1996 with a BBC Micro computer system. The sheer limitation of computing resources in a BBC Micro computer system forced him to think out-of-the-box and sharpened his programming skills. He participated in several software development competitions at school level and won several awards before joining college.
By then he started learning and developing in C and C++ language. He used his C/C++ development skills for his academic and extracurricular projects. He started contributing to the Code::Blocks project in the year 2006 and since then has remained as one of the developers of Code::Blocks. He has also contributed to a few other open source projects. Overall he has about 17 years of freelance software development experience and out of which 14 years in C/C++ development experience.
He is basically an Civil and Structural Engineer by profession. His job involves analyzing and designing tall buildings and other structures. He was one of the key engineers behind recent upgrade of Terminal 1, Singapore Changi Airport, and several public and private housing projects. He spends his free time in learning new technologies and in developing Code::Blocks and other such projects.