About

Hello there!
I am Krishna Chaitanya Telikicherla, a web application security enthusiast, developer, hacker. I am also called novogeek on the Internet. Here are my online coordinates:

  • Twitter: My primary learning channel
  • LinkedIn: My primary bragging channel ;)
  • Facebook: Well, this is reserved for my family & close friends. I may decline friend requests or ACL if we have not met in-person.

Talks: I love to build/break/fix code and love sharing my experiences with technical communities. My technical talks can be found here and here.

Blog(s): I have been blogging since 2008 and maintained one actively till 2014. I took a break and started this blog afresh recently. Here is the full story. Archive of my old blog is here.

Why novogeek?

I get this question often, so thought to write about it;)
Well, naming is hard. It was those days (2007) when I just started my professional career in Information Technology. Having a geeky screen name was the trend (and still it is!). All I wanted my screen name to reflect was: I am a young, little, present-day kid amused by shiny techie things. I wanted the word 'geek' in it and I didn't want it to be longer than 8 characters. Used google translate and found that novo, a Portuguese word, is what I am looking for (ssshh! these noobs :p).
Well, after 9+ years, I am still proud of the name. As Einstein said, "The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know". So I will always be that little, inquisitive kid trying to learn shiny techie things.