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on 14th April 2016 / by webmaster
We have been involved with the Drupal Open Curriculum initiative under the Curriculum and Training group in groups.drupal.org for the last few months and have been helping build up the content for the initiative. One of the important pieces of content that is expected to be developed as part of this initiative is the question bank with objective type questions that can be used to evaluate the progress of the training of Drupal developers. Significant progress has been made on the build up of the question set. The project has been getting feedback and inputs from the community and they have been incorporated into the curriculum. There is a lot of work that is to be done to get this to completion though and we are expecting more people to chip in with contributions. The questions are being compiled in a google document and you can access this question bank here. The questions are created as multiple choice questions (MCQs) so that this can easily be set up in any LMS as Drupal tests. Once the Open Curriculum project delivers on its objectives, we believe that we will have a quality repository of content which can readily be consumed by new recruits in Drupal companies to help in their rapid training and deployment. This should in turn help faster adoption of Drupal by companies and help ensure a healthy volume of competent Drupal developers in the market. We are one of the leading Drupal development companies in India. We offer Drupal development offshore services and are experts in our domain. To know more please get in touch with us. Drupalgive Drupal Training Drupal Planet Teaching Drupal News Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * Jonathan Shaw (not verified) access_time 25 May 2019 - 12:44 Your shortlink to the question bank is broken Add new comment
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on 05th April 2016 / by Anoop John
We are happy to inform that, we have completed the the first phase of the project on creating a standardized Drupal curriculum for Drupal companies as planned. We have compiled and published our Drupal training curriculum on the groups.drupal.org wiki under the Curriculum and Training group. We are now looking to get feedback from other Drupal companies and Drupal developers on the curriculum and the training materials. We also would like to invite developers from the community to contribute towards making this curriculum better. The curriculum is available under the Curriculum and Training group. Drupal groups wiki is kind of difficult to navigate on its own. We have created a table of contents for all the contents published under this project. You can access the table of contents at https://groups.drupal.org/node/508323 We had originally announced that we will be publishing the content under GFDL but as per recommendations from Donna Benjamin and Dave Hall we are publishing this under CC-by-SA In the course of compiling and publishing the content we have realized that there is quite a lot that the trainers teach the developers from their experience and not necessarily directly from the training content. So there is still a lot of work to be done on the curriculum but we belie ve that the published curriculum is a good beginning. We believe learning Drupal is not a one time process and it requires continuous effort from the developer. The curriculum has been designed to help a PHP developer become a competent Drupal developer well versed in the different areas in Drupal and different aspects of Drupal development over a period of one year. There is a bit of effort required to build a comprehensive question bank to evaluate the progress of developers in this journey and we are hoping that we will be able to get some inputs from the community on this. We are now looking to publish and make available all of this content under a Moodle instance with public access so that developers or other Drupal companies can evaluate the content under a proper course perspective and contribute towards improving this. We would like to thank all those in the community who have contributed towards the effort so far and would like to invite more people to come join this initiative. Drupal Drupalgive Drupal Planet Drupal Training Teaching Drupal News Announcements Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 09th March 2016 / by webmaster
DrupalCon Asia: A significant moment in the history of Drupal Mumbai was surely on cloud nine, with DrupalCon Asia painting the city red in waves of excitement, diversity, and sheer vibrance. The three-day event, held from February 18-21, 2016, in IIT-Bombay, featured high-value summits, interactive knowledge sharing sessions, Birds of a Feather (BOFs) sessions, high-calibre presentations, workshops, training, and week-long code-sprints. Held in Asia for the first time, the event garnered a lot of enthusiasm and interest, with a very powerful international presence, with attendees from 32 countries taking part in it. Yet another surprising fact is that 840 of the 1025 attendees were first-timers at the DrupalCon. For the Indian Drupal community, DrupalCon Asia provided a fabulous opportunity to connect with their global counterparts. Dries Buytaert, Founder and lead developer of Drupal CMS, delivered the keynote address at the function, that focused on the latest updates on Drupal and the Drupal community. Zyxware participates in DrupalCon Asia 2016, sponsor for DrupalGov Summit Zyxware Technologies is honoured to be a participant in DrupalCon Asia 2016. Mr. Thomas P. Thomas, CEO, Zyxware Technologies; Mr. Anoop Ashok, Manager – Business Development; and Mr. Vimal Joseph, Senior Manager, Technology, represented the company at the event. Zyxware was also the sponsor for the DrupalGov or Drupal Government Summit held as part of the event. About DrupalGov The DrupalGov summit was organised with the active participation and support of the Open Source Consortium of India (OSCI), IIT Bombay, and the Drupal Association. The conference brought together the key stakeholders from the Indian government, consulting organisations, and technology experts from India, UK, Australia, and the EU, to discuss how Drupal could be powerful enabler for the success of the Digital India initiative. The summit also focused on discussions on the challenges confronted by Open-source projects in the public sector and involved Panel discussions, expert presentations, Discussion groups and Networking breaks. Apart from high-profile speakers from Australia and the UK, the conference was attended by top-level representatives of DeitY, Ministry of IT, Government of India; leading representatives from Government of Himachal Pradesh; representatives from academia, IIT Bombay, and high-ranking members of NIC, Open Technology Centre. The key panelists at the summit included Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire, Open Source Evangelist at Acquia; Natalie Taylor, Sr Manager for Digital Transformation at London's City Hall, UK; and Christopher Skene, Co-architect of aGov, Australia. At the panel discussions: Sharing perspectives on Digital transformation in India Mr. Thomas P. Thomas, CEO, Zyxware Technologies, participated in the third panel discussion on “How and where can Drupal and its community be best deployed, using these tactics, to solve the challenges in Digital Transformation in India?" held as part of the DrupalGov Summit. Venkatesh Hariharan; Open Innovation Network, OSS Evangelist and OSCI co-founder, started the panel discussions by outlining the criticality of the following policies – Open Standards, Open Source Policy, Open Data Policy, Source Open Policy and Open APIs - for a successful Digital Transformation initiative in India. The panel discussions mainly focused on the various challenges that need to be addressed in implementing these policies. As part of creating a larger pool of Drupal programmers, a professor from IIT Bombay offered the possibility of using Spoken Tutorial platform as a means to introduce Drupal to new learners. Zyxware Technologies agreed to share its training curriculum to enable Spoken Tutorial to set up a course on Drupal in Spoken Tutorial. Drupal & eCommerce: Zyxware presents case study session on Drupal project On Day 3, Vimal Joseph, Senior Manager, Technology, presented a 20- minutes case study session on 'Scalable cloud based e-commerce platform on Drupal with a common back office for managing sales of entry passes to multiple events'. In this informative session, he explained the choice of Drupal as a platform for e-commerce and how it helped to achieve the client's objective, the challenges faced during the execution of the project and how it was resolved, the takeaways, and contributions on the line as part of this project. The session was well-received and generated great enthusiasm among the audience. News Announcements Sponsorship Drupalgive Drupal Contributions Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 08th February 2016 / by webmaster
Mumbai, India's maximum city, is all set to play host to DrupalCon Asia 2016, the biggest, power-packed event of the Drupal Community. DrupalCon Asia 2016 is being held from February 18-21, 2016, at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT, Bombay), and this is the first time the event is being held in Asia. The major sponsors of the event are Tata Consultancy Services, Acquia, and Blisstering Solutions. DrupalCon Asia involves learning, collaboration and contribution opportunities, including high-value Summits, Keynotes, Sessions, and BOFs and week-long sprints. Mumbai magic: A tryst with the city of dreams Mumbai, the financial powerhouse of India and home to Bollywood film industry, is one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world. The city attracts thousands of tourists from across India and abroad every year. Located on the western coast of the country, Mumbai is a fascinating amalgamation of the old and the new. With its splendid beaches, the majestic Western Ghats, busy, cosmopolitan culture and colonial-era architecture, Mumbai is sure to entice you. Needless to say, Mumbai is the perfect place to host the event as the vibrant spirit of the city perfectly matches the mission and values of the Drupal community. About DrupalCons DrupalCons are annual global conferences that brings together Drupal experts, businesses and media on a single platform to showcase their initiatives through learning sessions, social events and the highly popular code sprints. and are scheduled under the patronage of the Drupal Association. The international Drupal community has innumerable developers, project managers, and system engineers as a part of its huge following and Drupal Cons provide them with the perfect foundation to present their ideas. DrupalCons, held two to three times annually in various parts of the world, is organised under the auspices of the Drupal Association in conjunction with the local Drupal community leaders. Zyxware to sponsor DrupalGov Summit at DrupalCon Asia 2016 Zyxware Technologies is delighted to be a participant in this iconic event. DrupalCon Asia 2016 is an exciting opportunity for the Indian Drupal community to connect with their global counterparts. Indian developers have been one of the largest contributors towards the growth of Drupal, and it’s no surprise that India ranks the highest amongst the registered Drupalers on Drupal.org. DrupalCon Asia 2016 is going to be a heady mix of keynote addresses by top-notch speakers, high-value summits, brain-storming sessions, and code-sprints too, with some truly amazing opportunities to rub shoulders with the Who’s Who of the Drupal community. It will be an enticing prospect for everyone in the Drupal development world as it will promote learning and opportunity to collaborate with the best talent in the industry. Zyxware is also the sponsor for the DrupalGov or Drupal Government Summit being held as part of the DrupalCon Asia 2016. The summit will be held on February 18th, 2016 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm at the same venue. The conference aims to bring together the key proponents of the inspiring Digital India movement. Top Indian Government representatives, technology experts and consultants will share the dias and discuss the significant role of Drupal and Open-source software in the Digital India initiative. DrupalGov focuses on the multiple challenges that Open Source projects face in the public sector and its probable solutions. The Summit will be interspersed with high-octane Panel discussions, eye-opening presentations and breaks for networking amongst peers and competitors. Attendees for the Drupal Government Summit include high-ranking Government officials, top speakers from the United Kingdom and Australia, and the top academic brains from IIT-Bombay too. DrupalCon Asia 2016 is the place for everyone who is someone in the Drupal development world and this opportunity is the closest to home this year; thanks to the efforts of some of the topmost names from the Indian Drupal community. Zyxware is really excited about the event and will contribute our best to make DrupalCon Asia a huge success. To learn more about DrupalCon Asia 2016, please visit DrupalCon Asia 2016 News Announcements Drupalgive Drupal Contributions Sponsorship Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 25th January 2016 / by webmaster
Zyxware Technologies is honoured to be a participant in DrupalCon Asia 2016, to be held from February 18-21, 2016, at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IIT-Bombay) in Mumbai, India. DrupalCon is being organised in Asia for the first time and IIT-Bombay is hosting the three-day event. The primary sponsors of the event are Tata Consultancy Services, Acquia, and Blisstering Solutions. DrupalCon Asia features learning, collaboration and contribution opportunities, including high-value Summits, Keynotes, Sessions, and BOFs and week-long sprints. About DrupalCons DrupalCons are annual global conferences that brings together thousands of Drupal developers, system engineers, project managers, functional analysts, documentation specialists, media, and business people to participate in learning sessions, talks, code sprints, and social events. DrupalCons, held two to three times a year in different parts of the world, is organised under the auspices of the Drupal Association in conjunction with the local Drupal community leaders. Zyxware to sponsor Drupal Government Summit Zyxware is also the sponsor for the Drupal Government Summit, held as part of DrupalCon Asia, on Thursday, February 18, from 10:00am- 5:00pm. The summit seeks to bring together the key stakeholders from the Indian government, consulting organizations and experts looking to collaborate on the ambitious Digital India initiative and discuss how Drupal (and Open Source Software) can play a major role in its success. The summit will also focus on discussions on the challenges faced by Open Source projects in the public sector and involves Keynote Presentations, Panel Discussions, Discussion Groups, and Networking Breaks. Apart from high-profile speakers from Australia and UK, the conference would be attended by top-level representatives of DeitY, Ministry of IT, Government of India; leading representatives from Government of Himachal Pradesh; representatives from academia, IIT Bombay and high-ranking members of NIC, Open Technology Centre. News Announcements Drupalgive Drupal Contributions Sponsorship Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 21st January 2016 / by webmaster
As one of the largest exclusive Drupal agencies in India and having trained close to 200 employees over its 10 year history we are probably one of the very few Drupal firms in India in a position to take this effort that could in turn help a lot of other Drupal companies. We are looking to compile and publish our Drupal Training Curriculum in an effort to come up with a standard approach towards training developers in Drupal companies. We are looking to complete this exercise by March 31, 2016 and will be publishing the learning objectives, syllabus and curriculum under GFDL license. We have been working with Drupal since 2006 and have worked with Drupal versions all the way from Drupal 4.7. Through the process of training all our employees over these years we have built a reasonably mature training program. We have a dedicated training team in place to do training throughout the year. We have grown into one of the largest Drupal companies based out of India and we are looking to become the largest Drupal company in India by the end of the coming financial year (2016-17). We are hoping to hire and train around 200 developers by Mar 2017 and towards this we are looking to fine tune our Drupal training program to be able to speed up our training process and make it less people dependent. We believe that it would benefit the Drupal community at large and also other Drupal companies, if we release all our Drupal training materials under the GFDL license. Our standard training program for developers with PHP background involves a one month in-class training for Drupal along with introduction to our development processes and practices. The in-class training also includes hands-on Drupal programming exercises which the developers are expected to complete along with the classroom sessions. Along with the lectures we also have the developers watch training videos provided by buildamodule.com. There are also tests that the developers have to take before they come out of the training. After the one month in-class training, new developers are assigned to experienced Drupal developers who act as mentors to these new recruits as they continue to learn their way around Drupal while working on real world projects. By working with different types of Drupal projects, a new developer is expected to build good exposure to the different areas of Drupal and the different contributed modules in a year's time. We are looking to document all the processes and compile all the training content which have been managed by our senior team members over these years into formal documented content ready to be used by more trainers and new recruits. We aim to come up with the following by Mar 31, 2016. Drupal Training Syllabus Learning objectives for the training program Expectations on the areas the developer has to learn across the year Training materials for in-class training Drupal exercises for the in-class training Questions for the weekly tests for the first month Questions for the monthly tests for the first three months Questions for the quarterly tests for the first year Interesting in collaborating with us on this project? We are also looking to set up a question bank with objective type questions to evaluate and monitor the progress of the developers and also the effectiveness of both the in-class as well as on-the-job training that the developer gets in the company. We will be publishing and sharing the materials that we develop, on the groups.drupal.org wiki under the open curriculum project and we are hoping to collect inputs from the Drupal community in the process. We are also hoping that the Drupal community will join us in this exercise both in the process of initial documentation as well as in ongoing fine tuning. We will be publishing regular updates on our site under the Teaching Drupal tag and also sharing content in the Drupal.org group on Drupal Curriculum and Training. Join the discussion at groups.drupal.org Drupal Drupal Training Teaching Drupal News Announcements Drupalgive Drupal Planet Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 23rd July 2015 / by webmaster
Zyxware Technologies is proud to be the silver sponsor of DrupalCamp Bangalore to held on 25th and 26th of July, 2015 at the CMR Institute of Technology (CMRIT). DrupalCamp Bangalore, the first of its kind to be held in Bangalore, would offer the ideal platform of experts, enthusiasts, newbies, and open source supporters who are passionate about learning, sharing, and contributing to Drupal projects. Zyxware was also one of the sponsors of Drupalsouth Melbourne 2015 held recently. The primary objective of the event is to inform, educate, and share the recent trends in the Drupal open source content management framework and web application platform with educators, students, IT heads, professionals, and businesses, and help strengthen the Drupal community at large. The event would be represented by a team under the leadership of Mr.Vimal Joseph, Technical Architect, Zyxware Technologies. The event would feature informative sessions on Drupal, PHP and other web technologies. The Drupal in a Day training will be conducted for those who are new to Drupal and willing to learn more about it. The second day of the DrupalCamp would host “sprint”, an event reserved for those who wish to contribute to Drupal projects. The event is an excellent opportunity for organizations to interact with each other and come together to solve problems. Erynn Petersen,SVP Audience Products and Editorial Engineering at Time, Inc, is the keynote speaker for DrupalCamp Bangalore. DrupalCamps are the foremost regional events held across the globe, supported by the Drupal Association. Bangalore is conducting the event with the support of the local community, Drupal Bangalore, and the IEEE Young Professionals organisation. Over the years, Zyxware has conducted numerous Drupal developer camps, workshops and training programmes in engineering colleges and polytechnics for students and faculty and support for Free Software Users Groups in colleges and internships for students. Announcements News Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 01st January 2015 / by webmaster
Zyxware is conducting a 3 day workshop on Drupal at IIT Madras as part of the technical festival, Shaastra 2015. The workshop will be held from Jan 3 - 6 by Mr. Anoop John, CTO of Zyxware Technologies and Mr. Vimal Joseph, Technical Architect. IIT Madras is one of the top Engineering institutes in India and Shaastra, one of the largest technical festivals in the country, is the annual technical festival at IIT Madras. The Drupal workshop is part of the Hackfest event that focuses on Free Software technologies / platforms this year. The major objectives of the workshop is to allow the participants to: Get an operational understanding of Drupal Get a clear understanding of Drupal high level architecture Get an understanding of Drupal standards Get to a level where they can code independently in Drupal The workshop also includes lectures covering in-depth details about the Drupal architecture across the following areas: Installation Bootstrap Include files Users & roles Content types Entity Bundle Form API Theming Layer Theme registry Menu System Hooks & Callbacks Caching Layer Database abstraction layer Schema API Modules & pluggability Participants would be also introduced to Free Software concepts and also to the Drupal community. Training Drupal News Workshops Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker *
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on 08th February 2014 / by webmaster
Zyxware is conducting a Drupal training session on 15th of February 2014 as part of FOSSMeet 2014. FOFSSMeet is the premier annual Free Software event in Kerala hosted by National Institute of Technology Calicut (Kozhikode). The session will be held at CSED Seminar Hall. The session is going to be an intermediate level session targeted at web application developers who are thinking of building applications on their own or planning to start startups. The talk titled 'Drupal - A RAD framework for startups' will introduce Drupal as a rapid application development framework which will allow startups to try out new web application ideas without having to build applications from scratch The session is limited to 60 participants. Register early and book your seats. Date: Saturday, February 15th, 2014 Time: 2:00pm to 3.30pm Venue: CSED Seminar Hall, NIT, Calicut The session will be taken by Mr. Anoop John, CTO of Zyxware Technologies. Read more about FOSSMeet Training Drupal News Workshops Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * cccam server (not verified) access_time 25 May 2019 - 12:44 thankyou very much Add new comment
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on 31st January 2014 / by webmaster
We are happy to announce that we will be conducting a Drupal bugathon at our office at Sasthamangalam, Trivandrum on the 1st of February 2014. If you are a Drupal developer and you would like to get some guidance on how to contribute to Drupal you are welcome to join us. Bring your own laptops for the session. Our Sasthamangalam office address is SMRA 78, SRKM Hospital Road, Sasthamangalam P. O., Trivandrum, Kerala - 695010 You can call us at 9446069446 for directions or get directions from Google maps - http://goo.gl/maps/CmGnG The following would be the schedule. 9:00AM - 9:15AM Introduction 9:15AM - 10:45AM Bugathon part 1 10:45AM - 11:15AM Drupal Debugging Tips by Anoop John 11:15AM - 12PM Bugathon part 2 Happy hacking Drupal Community Services Drupal Contributions Drupalgive Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marker * reader (not verified) access_time 25 May 2019 - 12:44 best of article , very interesting , thank you for share Add new comment