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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).

Recent blog posts

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 02:14
1. We're kind of a big deal. Acquia was rated the fastest growing private company in the United States on the Deloitte digital fast 500 last year. We just got an investment from Amazon and are hosting 5000+ customers. 2. Work with the best of More...
Posted on Thursday, September 12, 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 More...
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 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 More...
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 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 More...
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 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 More...
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 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 More...
Posted on Friday, January 6, 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 More...
Posted on Friday, January 6, 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 More...
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 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 More...
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 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 More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 9, 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 More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 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: More...
Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 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 More...