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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 *