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Ep. 1 – Meet Shyamala, Drupal Association Director At Large

Tags: open source, Technology

This is The Geek Voice, bringing you all the geeky and open source stuff from around the world on a monthly basis (for now).



Hussain and I will be talking a lot about open source, Drupal, and inviting on some interesting personalities from the world of Open Source. In Ep. 1, we introduce Shyamala Rajaram, Drupal Association Director at Large. We also cover Drupal 8.1, Thunder Distribution, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Interview with Shyamala Rajaram (@shyam_raj),
Drupal Association Director at Large:

Along with Donna Benjamin, Shyamala Rajaram is going to represent the rest of the Drupal world on the Drupal Association board. She's the first person outside of the European or North American timezones to be elected and she's from India! Not a lot of people know about her as a person or about her community contributions. Listen in as The Geek Voice explores what she does, how she does it, and why as we uncover some of her plans as a Director at Large board member.

We asked her questions like:

What are your responsibilities as a Drupal Association board member?
How did you get started with Drupal? What do you do now when not working on the board of DA?
Can you share any thoughts from other candidates during the webinars you found interesting?
What would you like to work on in your tenure?
Do you feel a geographic focus is important to your tenure goals?
In your opinion, what are the areas of improvement for the Indian Drupal community?
There has been a lot of discussion about Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) method, your views?
You work for Unimity Solutions. How do you balance your time?
What's your opinion on the overall health of Chennai Drupal community?
Are you planning a DrupalCamp Chennai? What are the roadblocks?
News - Drupal

Drupal 8.1 final is released. - www.drupal.org/blog/drupal-8-1-0
Improved CKEditor
Spell check
Language selection
JS Automated Testing (front-end testing is possible now)BigPipe, Migrate UI
Thunder Distribution for professional publishers. buytaert.net/thunder-a-drupal-d…ion-for-publishers
The video - youtu.be/cnT8dycXnMU
DrupalCamp China followed by second DrupalCamp Chongqing
Jacob Redding Keynote for DrupalCamp China
Enzo Keynote for chongqing
Enzo is on his Drupal around the world trip and still going strong.
Drupal Global Training Day
Drupal jaipur
Drupal training day - 110 students
Drupal Pune group hosted their second training session at COEP (College of Engineering Pune) as part of DrupalCAP
Drupal Kashmir hosted DGTD
First Drupal meetup in Bihar - groups.drupal.org/node/509399
DrupalCon NOLA is two weeks away.
Community Spotlight

Applauding the Maintainers - Dries Buytaert
News - Open Source At Large

Man accidentally deletes his entire company (not open source)
Pixar deleting Toy Story 2.
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is released. - PHP 7
Laravel Spark is out.
First DigitalOcean meetup in India.
DigitalOcean data center in Bangalore.
Our contact details:
Hussain - @hussainweb
Parth - @parth_gohil

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Posted on Apr 27, 2017 by
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