Nonprofitable.org


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

Installing Android Studio on OSX Yosemite

Java versions. Oh joy.
January 05, 2015

Drawing Triangles in CSS

As we write more front-end code, we tend to learn several ways to solve any given problem. As a result, we grow increasingly confident about our ability to solve a problem, and less confident that we've architected the correct solution to that problem.
November 18, 2014

Uber in India

I feel a strange disturbance in the force. It's as if million of taxi unions and their pet politicians cried out, and were suddenly silenced.
July 08, 2014

Communicamp Chicago

Reflections from Community Media Workshop's CommuniCamp, '09.
November 12, 2009

Should We Host Your Site?

Web design and development professionals will usually be asked to host a client's website or database at some point in their careers. It's not surprising; it's hard to find a reliable hosting company, and a top-notch hosting company with 24/7/365 professional support suitable for a non-techie nonprofit is usually out of that nonprofit's price range. If a client trusts you to build their site, they'll eventually wish you would host it for them, too.
September 04, 2009
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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