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

Mentoring At A Startup Incubator In India

Reflections on a technologist-in-residence stint at a startup incubator in Calcutta, India.
May 12, 2017

Introduction To Drupal Taxonomies

Taxonomies are one of the most commonly used tools for Drupal site-builders and developers. This introduction explains what taxonomies are, and describes a common site development pattern that relies on taxonomies for content type re-use.
May 03, 2017

Drupal Training in Afghanistan

I'm currently in Afghanistan, handling training and mentoring operations for 11 university websites and the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education.
April 28, 2017

Afghanistan Field Test: Samsung Chromebook Plus

New for 2017, the Samsung Chromebook Plus is a surprisingly good teaching and programming tool, even under less-than-ideal conditions in Kabul, Afghanistan.
April 23, 2017

Drupal: Disaster Recovery Planning

This article outlines my discovery phase for working with organizations that are starting to create disaster recovery processes for a website or web app. I'm usually dealing with things built on Drupal, but this approach is general enough to work for any CMS-backed website and most web apps. I'm focusing more on developing robust processes than on the actual tech here.
September 21, 2016
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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