The Elephants are Coming: Drupal in India, China and Beyond

Drupal has thus far been primarily successful in North America and Europe, but this is changing quickly. Worldwide enterprise companies such as Accenture, Cap Gemini and Cognizant are building Drupal practices and staffing offices in India. In addition, their Indian counterparts such as Tata Consulting Services, HCL and Infosys are entering the fray. What does this mean for Drupal? Is it possible that by 2015 (or sooner), the majority of Drupal development will be happening in India or China? As a long-time resident of India, I have witnessed (and encouraged) this growth. I am still looking for someone to co-present on China, Eastern Europe or other emerging Drupal markets. Other presenters:
Fernando Garcia: Jingsheng Wang: Jakub Suchy:


Time slot: 
Thursday 10:45am-11:45am
Drupal community
Experience level: 
Questions answered by this session: 
Can I bid on projects for Indian enterprises?
How do I find quality developers to hire in India?
What is India doing to address the attrition problem?
Who are the players in the Indian market?
What are the big India projects?


Having been a part of the Drupal India story for over 6 years, its amazing to see

This session should be fun!

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Can you address Intellectual Property Issues? I think a lot American firms/companies shy away from India because we don't understand / don't have the resources/time to understand international Copyright + Patent laws.

Thanks Jacob for this presentation.

In the past 2 years, I have been trying to outsource my IT work mainly to India. I have been struggling a little. It seems days become weeks and weeks become months and not much gets done. I think its all about the management but that is hard to do from here.

Here is an article I wrote about my struggles:

Any tips or pointers that might help me are welcome to contact me.


Who is the contact person for expanding Drupal in China?
Do you provided training in Drupal (in the Chinese language) to Chinese students at universities in the United States?
Would anyone be willing to put these trainings on the web?
Or post a demonstration in the Chinese language for Drupal users?

Thanks for the invitation to talk about the Latin American community in your session Jacob!

Here is the link to my slides:

So the info about Latino community starts at minute 37 and ends at 42 ;)

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