Today is Dhanteras and it is really amazing time of the year. Everyone is in festive mood, people are doing shopping and preparing for Diwali. I am also doing great but feeling little low since yesterday, it happens sometimes with me.
Drupal is my first love, I owe so much to it. Back in 2007 when I was thinking of doing something in life I started creating a website in core php and quickly realised how difficult it would be to maintain all that code. I tried following MVC but still it was pain. My intention was to create a community website for IP University Delhi from where I graduated. In September 2007 I gave Drupal a quick try and fell in love with it. I was aware of other CMS as well but Drupal was somewhere in between a CMS and custom coding. I spent 2 months working on Drupal and recreated www.ggsipu.info in Drupal. That site later went on to become the most popular site for many many years for students who were seeking admission on IP University. So far in my life there have been few things that gave me immense satisfaction and working on that site and help students was one of them. I also earned some money from it through Google Ads but the motivation was to help students. From 2007 till 2010 I learned a lot about Drupal and that gave me the confidence to start my own company in March 2010. We started with Drupal Consultation and focused on that for a long time until I gained lot of experience in Jira and realised that for business providing Atlassian consultancy will bring much more money.
Things have changed a lot in these years but it was all because of Drupal. I always enjoyed working on it and I remember all those moments of hard work, meeting clients all across Delhi, traveling to far locations just in hope to get some work, money was never a problem but to establish something you need regular business and I did work hard a lot and used my knowledge of Drupal to sustain my company. When I started providing Jira consultation Spaxsys was already quite stable in terms of business. It was a bit frustration sometime to work on Drupal but I love it a lot.
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In December last year I tried Omega Theme for the first time for one of our in house site. I wanted to have a responsive design that will adjust itself as per the screen size.
Today a very close friend of mine whome I was talking to after quit long time, after 6 months actually. He was looking for some professional Drupal Developer or a company who can help him develop an online shopping portal for his family business.
Today I was browsing the Drupal Views page and I came to know that the project owners are trying to get View into the Drupal Core in Drupal 8. That would be so Awesome. Just like CCK which is now part of Drupal 7. If you want to contribute then please ChipIn.
Today I received an enquiry to create an online gaming platform in Drupal. Frankly I have never really been into this field and really wanted to explore it further.
Past 2 months were super hectic. Not that I was working 15 hours a day (thats not true) but because I did so much brain storming during the past 2 months which I don't think I have ever done. Anyways.
It is good to see the buzz in Drupal Delhi community. I can see people are planning a meetup in January 2012 first week. Good to see activity from Drupal enthusiast in Delhi. Drupal seems to have good future in web development.
I am finally uploading the pics I took during Drupal Camp on 7th November. I was amazing to see and listen to Dries's Keynote(Drupal creator).
I have not been updating my blog regularly for the past couple of weeks. BAD. Not good. Sorry for that. So here are the quick updates I can remember.
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