Dave Chakrabarti builds websites for nonprofits, startups, and institutions. Usual roles involve project management, site building, and authoring front-end code. He's been working with the Drupal CMS since 2005.

Work Writing Biography
Recent Posts

Programming Bootcamps In The ICT4D World

Applying the programming bootcamp model in ICT4D contexts seems like a no-brainer. Two notable projects are doing just that.
October 16, 2017

Jekyll and Cloud 9: Local Testing

A simple workflow for serving a local Jekyll instance on Cloud 9 for testing and review before pushing changes to your live server.
June 23, 2017

Project Review: UIC College of Dentistry

This was the second of two large university Drupal projects I contributed to as part of my engagement with LimeRed Studio, Chicago.
June 01, 2017

Project Review: UIC Admissions Portal

This was the first of two large university Drupal projects I contributed to as part of my engagement with LimeRed Studio, Chicago.
May 24, 2017

Case Study: Drupal For Intranet Directories

Due to the decade-long maturity of custom content types and views, Drupal is a near-perfect platform for building intranets that require customized directory listings.
May 20, 2017
Recent Work

Drupal Training / Mentoring, Afghanistan

Developed training materials, produced trilingual screencasts, and conducted onsite Drupal site-building training for staff at eleven Afghan universities and the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education as part of FHI360's USAID-funded USWDP project.

Project Review

Capacity Building, Strategy

Provided mentorship, consulting CTO services, and office hours for startups as Technologist in Residence for the Technopreneurs startup incubation space.

Project Review

Case Study: Intranet Job Placement Database

GeoScholars required an intranet with searchable databases for recent graduates and available jobs with placement partners. This was the first Drupal project from the Technopreneurs' startup incubation program.

Case Study

University of Illinois Admissions Portal

For the first of two university projects for LimeRed Studio, I authored front-end code for the Drupal relaunch of the University of Illinois Admissions portal.

Case Study

University of Illinois College of Dentistry website

Authored front-end code and assisted with Drupal site-building features, including mega-menus, views, and a custom breadcrumb-embedded menu system, as part of the LimeRed Studio team.

Case Study
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