Kathiravelu Pradeeban is an Open Source Evangelist from Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons) degree, majoring Computer Science & Engineering, with a first class from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka [Batch 2010]. He is also an old boy of Royal College, Colombo [A/L 2005]. He is highly interested in FOSS development, and is a four time participant of the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) project. With AbiWord (2009 as a student and 2011 and 2012 as a mentor), an award winning light weight word processor, and with (OGSA-DAI) Open Grid Services Architecture Data Access and Integration (2010 as a student, and a committer thenceforth) - an innovative solution for distributed data access and management, mentored by OMII-UK. His research interests include Distributed Computing and Data mining. He is currently a software engineer of the cloud team at WSO2 Inc.