Jacob Singh

Regional Director, India
Acquia, Inc.

Jacob is the country head for Acquia India where he manages all alliances, business development and services in the region. He is an experienced trainer, project manager, developer and scrum-master with 14 years of experience building great web experiences, seven with Drupal.

One of the early Acquians(2008), Jacob holds the distinction of working in the most departments. He has been an integral part of the Acquia Search and Drupal Gardens products, a recognized Drupal trainer and consultant and a solution architect.

Outside of work he tries to stay fit, drink beer (to counteract the exercise), go bowling, dance and play a bit of guitar and basketball. But mostly, he just plays with his three year old daughter Zoya (a.k.a the girl with the big blue eyes).

Recente blogs

Posted on donderdag, 12 september 2013, 07:07
Over the years, we have seen Drupal adoption grow tremendously world-wide. It started from a dorm room and today, has managed make its way into every nook and corner of the world including of course the IT services capital of the world, India. India Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 28 maart 2013, 05:20
About a year and a half ago, Dries, Ron (our former CMO) and myself made a trip to India to get to know the companies there and what they were doing with Drupal. We met with community leaders, partners and customers and came away impressed by the Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 30 januari 2013, 06:37
Drupal's massive growth has attracted some true global giants to our community. Capgemini is a 100k+ person consulting firm with over 35k employees in India. Apart from Capgemini's established reputation as a leader in large scale Drupal Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 21 juni 2012, 14:15
Do you remember what your first day on the job was like? Maybe it begins with an orientation by an HR administrator; where is the coffee, how do I get on the intranet, where is my nerf gun. For many software companies it goes more like "Here's Meer...
Posted on zondag, 12 februari 2012, 22:00
The group had a really busy week. Everyone from the Services department was on hands at Acquia - So they got a chance to meet with Dries, Peter Guagenti (VP Services) as well as Bryan house (VP Marketing) and many others. In addition, as the group Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 8 februari 2012, 15:15
As you may know, Acquia has been growing quite fast. Since I joined the company in the fall of 2008, we have gone from about 25 employees to around 200 today. It has been a fantastic ride for everyone, and we see no signs of slowing. The tough Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 17 januari 2012, 18:55
If you want to blackout your site in protest of SOPA/PIPA, here's what you gotta do:(hat tip to http://www.zachstronaut.com for the blackout page).Important: Keep the url mysite.drupalgardens.com/admin/content handy. Once you follow these Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 6 januari 2012, 21:38
This survey is intended to gather data about Drupal's opportunities and challenges in emerging markets.  "Emerging market" is a loaded and awful term, but for lack of a better one, I'm using it to mean anywhere that doesn't already have a large Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 6 januari 2012, 21:38
This survey is intended to gather data about Drupal's opportunities and challenges in emerging markets.  "Emerging market" is a loaded and awful term, but for lack of a better one, I'm using it to mean anywhere that doesn't already have a large Meer...
Posted on maandag, 12 december 2011, 15:44
I presented at DrupalCon London on contributing to Drupal.  The talk is called “How to have an open relationship… with software.”  Sadly, there is no nudity, polygamy or even dirty jokes.  Nope, it’s just about how it is Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 20 oktober 2011, 03:33
I've been asked to facilitate a code sprint at Drupal Camp Delhi in a couple weeks.  I've never led a code sprint before, but I have participated in several.  I'm thrilled to do it, but then there are a lot of logistical questions that are rasied Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 19 juli 2011, 11:43
My employer Acquia is a commercial open source company.  That means that they make money (commercial) off of software they don't own (open source) and there are more than one of us (company).  It should be clear then that Acquia's survival is Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 25 maart 2011, 14:07
*/ This DrupalCon Chicago, I delivered a full day training with a cross functional team of Acquians on "Upgrading your site from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7". By account of evaluation results and my own perception we were successful in delivering an Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 10 september 2010, 08:29
Like many Drupalcons, I spent nearly the entire conference preparing my presentations. This is no fun, but we’ve been so busy trying to get the new gallery feature in Drupal Gardens released that it was the only way.  Anyone else have this Meer...
Posted on zaterdag, 10 juli 2010, 00:41
Hey folks, Did you know that Drupal 7 will have a amazing multimedia capabilities due in large part to the Media module? Hi, my name is Jacob Singh. You may remember me from such kick-ass projects as Acquia Search (ApacheSolr), Drupal Gardens or Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 9 juni 2010, 06:28
Well, Sprint 39 just finished up at Acquia Engineering and we've got a number of new exciting features and bug fixes releasing to Drupal Gardens in the next week.  One of these is Mollom - the best spam protection service on the internet - for all Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 29 april 2010, 02:48
When we (Acquia) started planning our hosted Drupal service (Drupal Gardens) a year ago we had to take the call of developing in Drupal 7 or Drupal 6.  I don't think this was ever really in doubt, but the decision to try to build a product on Drupal Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 25 juni 2009, 08:21
Okay, so that’s going a bit too far. But we’re getting ever closer to the dream module and theme updates and installs using a GUI in your browser! Many thanks to cwgordon, Joshua Rogers, dww and especially chx for kicking some serious arse on this Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 10 juni 2009, 01:53
The problem: Updates in Drupal require FTP / SSH and a bit of know how When the average Drupal site owner without ssh, cvs and other geek gadgets wants to update modules on or themes on their Drupal site, they currently have to do the following: Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 10 februari 2009, 01:22
As many of you know, I’m working on a Hosted Search product at Acquia. We’re building a pretty cool page where you can get some analytics on your search index and what people are searching for. Here is the deets on Dries’s site (hope he doesn’t Meer...

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