JacobSingh's picture
India
Current Role(s): 
Regional Director
Acquia
IRC: 
JacobSingh

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Acquia,CivicActions, Calabash Music, Pajama Design, Huge Media, Topnotchthemes, Srijan
Industries Worked In: 
Non-profits, Music, Environmentalism, government

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Hindi
Spanish
Bio: 

Hi! I lead Acquia's India office. I live in Delhi.

Work:
I've worked as a trainer, project manager and engineer; building websites since 1999. I love to help people learn stuff. and things.

Not Work:
Basketball, guitar, mandolin, bowling, jokes, singing, friends, theatre

History

Member for
8 years 11 months
Documentation
Over 10 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Right now, I'm mostly an evangelist. So my contributions are inspiring and organizing other people. I'm also building the Acquia Drupal business in India.

I also build curriculum and deliver trainings. These trainings are on basic topics like where Drupal fits in the marketplace to site building all the way up to advanced topics on module development, large scale architectures and design patterns.

I spent a couple years before this building http://drupalgardens.com and as part of that, spearheaded the D7 version of the media module which attempts to be a digital asset management system in Drupal.

In D7 core, I was the original author of what is now called the Update Manager (GUI based module and theme updates/installs) Here is the old issue

I also work for Acquia (http://acquia.com).

My other project and somewhat neglected step child is the Apache Solr Integration module which we have turned into a hosted service. I primarily work on the hosted service, but I also help out on the module.

I'm passionate about integrating best of breed FOSS projects with Drupal and Drupal usability enhancements.

Before Acquia, I was a Drupal consultant, building websites for NGOs/NPOs for 2 years with CivicActions (http://civicactions.com). Before that, I thought Drupal was pronounced DrupAHL but I've worked with computers professionally for about 11 years.

Drupal Events: 
OSCMS 2007, Sunnyvale
DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015

Projects

Drupal Association Premium Hosting Supporter
Drupal Association Individual Member

JacobSingh helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

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I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I contributed Automated tests
I contributed Drupal patches
I reviewed Project applications
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues