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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

Cloud9, Jekyll and GitHub

Combining the speed and simplicity of Jekyll with the thin-client benefits of authoring code (and content) in the cloud, in five minutes.
September 12, 2016

Split Screen On The Nexus 9 With Android N

Android N has one feature that completely changes authoring (code or text) on Android devices lucky enough to have gotten the update: split screen multi-tasking. A quick walkthrough on how to enable Android N's split screen feature on the Nexus 9, and a few of the ways I've been using this since the official Android N release landed last week.
August 31, 2016

Drupal vs. Jekyll

One of the questions I've been asked recently is why I rebuilt this site in Jekyll instead of Drupal, when almost all of my current consulting work involves Drupal site-building and front-end code. It seems appropriate to use the same solutions we build for clients; why isn't Drupal be good enough for me too?
August 26, 2016

Chromebooks For Developers

The thin client returns.
August 20, 2016

Installing Grunt For OSX El Capitan

Grunt, or any task runner for that matter, tends to be something we install once and forget about. Till an OSX upgrade breaks stuff, of course, and then we frantically look through our installation notes and wade through dependency / permission hell trying to figure out what went wrong. After discovering that my Homebrew installation was borked and reinstalling it from scratch, I figured a clean reinstall of Grunt was the way to go.
August 14, 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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