The meetup started with DigitalOcean’s India representative introducing us to the company and their plans for India. They gave out stickers and T-Shirts and spoke about how DigitalOcean is opening a data center in Bangalore.
It seems strange but there were no github meetups in India until today. At least that is what people are telling me. Tesco organized a github meetup in Bangalore at Marriott Whitefield and it was a huge success. There were 500 RSVP’s and the hall filled up. It was also at an unusual time compared to other meetups. The conference started at 5:30 PM and was scheduled to go on until 11 PM (with dinner).
This year’s Drupal Global Sprint Weekend 2016 was held on January 30th and 31st throughout the world. We conduct a Drupal meetup every last Saturday in a month in Bangalore and this time, we just organized the sprint instead.
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The meetup was different to our regular meetups in a few ways. For one, this was held on a Friday afternoon rather than the usual time of Saturday mornings. For another, the attendees actually came in from other cities just for the meetup. We had a great line up of sessions and interaction over snacks, courtesy of Wipro.
Drupal meetups are fun. You meet new people, learn something new, and other people learn from you. The Drupal community in Bangalore has regularly organized a monthly Drupal meetup, which is only growing with the support of large organizations coming forward to host.
Drupal Meetup is now in Whitefield, Bangalore! After February’s meetup, we decided to try and discover more Drupalers in Bangalore. We always knew that there are a lot more people using Drupal than we meet in the meetups and we have also known that location is a big factor.
Last weekend, Bangalore’s Drupal community came together for a code sprint to upgrade modules to Drupal 8. The sprint was held at Time Inc office in Bangalore.