The Geek Voice – Ep. 1 – Meet Shyamala, Drupal Association Director at Large
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. – https://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
- Improved CKEditor
- Thunder Distribution for professional publishers. http://buytaert.net/thunder-a-drupal-distribution-for-publishers
The video – https://youtu.be/cnT8dycXnMU
- DrupalCamp China followed by second DrupalCamp Chongqing
- 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
- Drupal jaipur
- First Drupal meetup in Bihar – https://groups.drupal.org/node/509399
- DrupalCon NOLA is two weeks away.
- Applauding the Maintainers – Dries Buytaert
News – Open Source At Large
- Man accidentally deletes his entire company (not open source)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is released. – PHP 7
- Laravel Spark is out.
- First DigitalOcean meetup in India.
- DigitalOcean data center in Bangalore.
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