Sunday, December 20, 2015

Cutting Chai with DrupalCon Asia 2016

Drupal is the most powerful CMS & fun to work with as a developer as well as a newbie. I started my journey with Drupal by creating my personal website. In Feb 2015, at IIT Bombay, India, I witnessed DrupalCamp Mumbai.

DrupalCamp Mumbai, India was a great success. I was proud to be part of DrupalCamp as a volunteer and part of FOSSEE team who was one of the Platinum sponsors. We are always grateful to Prof. Sunthar for introducing IIT Bombay with Drupal Mumbai Community.

DrupalCamp Mumbai 2015
From DrupalCamp to DrupalCon the voyage took a turn for the best.
I was exhilarated with the announcement of DrupalCon Asia 2016 in Mumbai, India and that too in IIT Bombay. Having worlds largest conference of Drupal in Mumbai galvanized each one of us to do our best to welcome the community from all parts of the world. 

Drupal has inculcated & poised me to create from personal website to a full-fledged conference website for Earth Science department of IIT Bombay called ACROFI 2016(yet to be announced). We are currently indulged in creating a Drupal payment gateway module for IIT Bombay with the help of Conference Organizing Distribution. We will try to arrange a lightning talk on it.

In the video below, I along with the other members of Indian Drupal community have given a warm welcome in distinct linguals.

Ghar bada nahi hai toh kya hua? Dil toh bada hai 
One of the famous lines of Mumbaikars which means "We cannot afford big house but we have giant heart" 
This is how our Drupal Mumbai community is.

Mumbai is a melting pot of uncanny aspirations. It is evidently reflected with bright tints and hues on the website designed for the conference. A perfect blend of our customs and culture along with our national bird with a fan-like crest of spatula-tipped wire-like feathers adds to Desi seasoning.

This is one of the Open source community I like to be active in for all meetups. There are people with whom I like to interact & learn from everytime we meet.

Every time a new release of Drupal becomes available, Drupal user communities around the world gather to share the new release with each other, and eat celebratory cake. This was what we did for Drupal8 release party recently.

Drupal8 Release party

    Lastly, thank you Amanda for giving me the opportunity to write a blog for such a coveted event. DrupalCon Asia 2016, Mumbai, India is worth attending with comparably cheaper ticket prices than any other international conference. Wish you a safe journey & a pleasant stay. Can't wait to see you all and meet Dries Sir at DrupalCon Asia 2016, IIT Bombay, India.

    Vanakkam Chennai

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