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http://www.barcampahmedabad.com - 4th Barcamp in Ahmedabad at LD Engineering on 26th February - Sunday. Theme of this Barcamp is "State of Education in Gujarat"
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Rather than have 100 garbage employees with low personal morale and poor work ethics, it is always better to have 5 solid pillars in our company with strong work ethics and high self morale.
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In these tough times, get rid of all garbage and clean up your organizations.
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I am still looking for few 3+ years #RoR #RubyonRails - Ruby on Rails developers for Pune who would work as consultants for Reputa India.
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Vivek - for fresher I haven't come across Mumbai/Pune openings. You can contact Pritesh Shah who is looking for interns/freshers in Mumbai.
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Here are list of some sites (some very big names in there) that were on Drupal but have now moved out. I am sure there are more..
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For the first time I felt that my camera gave me 100% value when I saw the state of these parents who are now on first till death. I offered my help with if they needed me to do anything. Parents of Dipesh and Abhishek pleaded me to put this video online(by writing on slate) so people are aware that they are being cheated. On slate they wrote "Promise?" that I will publish this? I said, - "Absolutely".

They lost their two young kids due to black magic. I hope they get justice in their lifetime.. My prayers to to them.
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India probably is one of the most corrupt developing economies today. CEO's of all big firms are involved in scams and now foreign investors have taken onus on themselves to pull out funds from such companies.
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Please suggest Drupal based Web Sites that got VC funding in building scalable product and those that have continued to scale for few years.
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Good question!
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Kane Shaw originally shared:
 
New language to learn (the language isn't new - but it's new to me.)
I'd always wondered what Ruby on Rails was - now I know..
And its frikken amazing.

Is there a PHP alternative that is this good??
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Fast company, Digg, The Onion all had challenges with Drupal.. so has Rails and other frameworks have their challenges. Choose your tools carefully before you jump on it.
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http://aaronwinborn.com/blogs/aaron/drupal-commuity

You may know me through my work with the Media suite of modules, and before that for my work with Embedded Media Field and Views Slideshow. You may have read my book, Drupal Multimedia, which I wrote before the birth of my second daughter, or seen me speak at a Drupal Camp or DrupalCon. You might have worked with me at a code sprint. Even if you haven’t met me, you might have seen some of my handiwork through one of the many sites I’ve helped developed over the years with Advomatic. Drupal has been a central part of my life - one of my three loves.

Earlier this year, my family and I were given some devastating news. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known in the US as Lou Gehrig's Disease, which is a motor neuron disease that is slowly killing the motor neurons in my body. This is an incurable, terminal illness: 50% of patients diagnosed are dead within 2-3 years, and a further 20% in five years. Only 10% of patients are still alive after 10 years, and the majority of those are "locked in", like Stephen Hawking, unable to move any part of their body other than their eyes. The senses and cognitive functionality are spared. The disease is a progressively degenerative Motor Neuron Disease (MND), that eventually kills every voluntary muscle in the body, until the diaphragm collapses, which is generally when the patient dies, unless they are given a tracheostomy (and don't succumb to pneumonia).

This rare disease is sporadic, with no known cause. It's considered an "orphan disease", with an incidence rate of about 1 in 100,000. My neurologist is hopeful in my case, as it's limb onset (rather than bulbar, or brain-stem, onset), and I'm on the younger side of the bell-curve. Still, an early prognosis is impossible, as the disease progresses randomly. Right now, he said that based on my EMG, he expects to see clinical signs in my legs by next year, although he can't say if I'll be in a wheelchair by then.

Currently, I am unable to lift more than about 1-2 pounds. It's been hard on my wife, as she's doing everything I'm unable to do (vacuuming, dishes, etc.), on top of raising our children and pursuing her Masters. Our house is the opposite of accessible, with no first floor bathroom and being on a steep hill. Thus, we're in the meantime looking to buy a ranch house that we'll be able to modify.

Although I have some visible atrophy in my shoulders, wrists, and thumbs, I'm feeling on top of the world. I'm trying to front-load my life now, to ensure I'm doing what I'm able to at full capacity while I still can. I'm hopeful; I've been expecting a medical revolution this decade, and if I can hold on with my wits, I might be able to take advantage of that. Even if that doesn’t happen, from reading about and connecting with other PALS (Patients with ALS), I've learned, unsurprisingly, that the longer-lived people are those who manage to maintain a positive attitude in life.

I'm fortunate to be working with Advomatic, both because my job (Drupal!) is something I'm still able (and love) to do, and because I'm surrounded by such a supportive team. I plan to develop for as long as I'm able; I'm looking into voice recognition software for when my hands ultimately go. In a race against time, I'm also 'voice banking', recording my voice so that when I ultimately lose my voice, the computer will sound roughly like me. (Hawking's complaint is that he sounds "like a damn Yankee").

I know that many of you will want to know how to help me and my family. I know from experience that the first response is to want to make food. I appreciate that, as a gift of food directly helps to sustain a person, but we have a large, helpful community through our daughter’s school that is delivering meals once or twice a week. (Although if you’re local to us, we could use some occasional help with the yardwork...)

You can also send donations to the ALS Center at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
(see http://pennstatehershey.org/web/neurology/patientcare/specialtyservices/als for more details).

Finally, Advomatic will likely be setting up a fund to help for when I’m unable to work any longer, and to provide a legacy for my family. Please contact Aaron Welch if you are interested in contributing to this.

Thanks,
Aaron Winborn

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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  • Gloscon
  • BPO Canada
  • Kosansh
  • OpenKick
  • Speedware
  • Peerflix
  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech
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Ahmedabad - Surrey - Singapore - Pune - Chennai - Ahmedabad - Bangalore - Delhi - Bloomfield, CT - Villa Hills, KY - Indianapolis, IN - Scarborough - Montreal
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Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Bootup Factory, Gloscon, Kosansh, Citiplots, Reputa India. Co-Founder of SharesVault
Introduction
I am  CEO and founder of Gloscon Solutions Pvt Limited, a leading Open Source company that specializes in Drupal Development, Ruby on Rails Development, 24x7 server monitoring and performance and maintenance services for high traffic Drupal and Ruby on Rails sites.

Gloscon fully owns Gujarat Hosting Pvt Limited, a 24x7 Web hosting and infrastructure/application monitoring company and OpenKick Technologies (the Open Source training company).

I have also developed a very large venture, “Kosansh”, the medical tourism portal.

My other  portfolio of companies also include :

I am also Co-Founder of SharesVault - Pre-IPO Deals Network in India

I am an advisor to many international startups and companies.

I am a family person and social animal - contribute lot of my time after my family, social circle and help many with connections.

I am absolutely a man of discipline and take no-nonsense approach to life and business. I value trust, truth lot more than money and only have close circle of solid, honest people.

In my free time, I play Cricket, Chess with my kids. I have started to learn music and enjoy my bathroom singing.
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Have a wonderful caring wife and 2 kids. I always have time for family and friends.
Education
  • GLS
    1989
  • DDIT
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