DrupalCon is happening in Asia for the first time. Lucky for me it’s happening in India, Mumbai near I live (at IIT Bombay to be precise). I’ve been following Drupal Events and news since the launch of D8; and thinking of attending the conference. Today is the last day to pay for the tickets and register for the event. I delayed my decision to max and paid more than double the super-early bird price. ₹ 8,000 is still considered an costly conference in India even if you bill it as business expense. I know it’ll payback. Drupal is a whole new level, compared to other obvious choices for website development (read WordPress & Joomla). I was blown away by the built-in features & the possibilities with Drupal 8. D8 took forever to launch since the last version (released in 2011) and it changed everything. I hope the wait is well worth, especially now, when I’ve decided to work on the project using Drupal platform. Currently I’m building it on D7 due to lack of mature modules. But, eventually more mods will be available to D8. Sooner the better. Better even before the launch of our app. My plan is to start working on Drupal 8 as soon as I am satisfied with MVP (minimum viable product/ prototype) on D7, and built it on HHVM instead of currently available version of PHP. HHVM, the hacked PHP by Facebook team, is surely faster than PHP.
DrupalCon is multi-track (parallel lectures) event with loads of informative sessions and non-stop flow of the tips, lessons & knowledge. They have very unique session (or should I call it un-session?) called BoF.
Birds of a Feather sessions (or BOFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BOFs allow groups to meet and discuss issues relating to regular conference sessions and talk out common problems facing the community.
Isn’t it cool? A space for like minded people with informal settings and no-agenda. I’m really excited to attend this conference. I never attended DrupalCamps (the smaller version) nor DrupalCons before. And I’m sure there’s going to be loads of take-away. I’ll write post-event blog about my experience.
If you happened to be coming to DrupalCon Asia next week feel free to ping me on twitter.
If you know someone (male or female) who’s looking for job near my residence (where I live, Gholvad/Bordi area) you can help me connect to him. I’m looking for a young talent who can work with me on some projects at my home office. I’m pretty flexible & dont have strict criteria as such… but following is my preferred choice.
- Should be Graduate or diploma holder (preferably BSc-IT/BCS?)
- Has sound knowledge of computer operating
- Good at internet surfing
- Should be curious and have desire to learn (and adapt)
If you find someone with ANY of above points, send him through. Spread the word across your network and maybe we can find some talent around… I hope you already know my mobile no. Please call me first instead of send the person directly. Thank you.
This post is made exclusively for my local friends. It’s actually a cross post copied from my Facebook Notes (which, I know, will do a better job than here) But I’m posting it for my own record as I dont trust FB much, also it’ll get lost in my fb notes… so for the records. Although I dont think, I’d post job-openings for my business on my personal blog but this particular job is for this domain (Amrute.me) itself and not for my engineering firm.
The wordpress theme currently I’m using is build for Amrute.Me online network.
I first made this wordpress theme available for downloads in June 2009. And now I’ve realised that I must write a log of all changes that I make in the theme, including the release date. Automatic upgrade option is also in my mind but it’ll be done later.
The version number will be given according to the date, month & year of the release of the new theme.
For instance the current version/or the latest updated theme available currently has 10.1 version, Meaning: I released it in year 10 & 1st month, hence 10.1
This page will be updated as and when changes in theme need to be logged.
Name of the wordpress theme: ‘johnyc’ (click here to download the theme)
||Date of release
||19 January 2010
- Removed Google adsense code from footer
- Added global google analytics code
- Added ad on top
- Changed 404.php page, added search feature and few suggested pages link.
||9 June 2009
- First release for public, made in zip format.
- changed header image
- Added footer notes in php, added ad-line, blend with parent site
||10 March 2009
- Pre-release version used on two blogs
- three columns separated by chain & strip, white background, border 1px black
||15 January 2009
- Borrowed basic structure from cleave designs
- modified for Amrute.Me online network.
I know when I present it I should present it in a professional way… hmm I promise I’ll be better next time.