Reva :)  

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I used GIMP :)

Views Module  

Posted by Srikar

This is a small description about views module basics.

Views Module:-

What is Views?

1)It's a Query Generator.

2)It is to a degree a content renderer.
-Helps in putting content in a specific format.

How does it interact with Drupal?

1)Each Module which support views will have a supporting view files.

2)It wont always be obvious how a module exposes it's
functionality.So,read the README.

What can Views create?

-Pretty much anything which can output from database.
1)Nodes
2)Blocks of content
3)RSS feeds of data.
4)Segmented content according to categories.
-The categories which you create Taxonamy module.
5)Admin screens.

For more information on views type "views basics" in google.

Drupal Hyderabad Workshop at VNRVJIET.  

Posted by Srikar

The Day Before

It was 11.55PM ,I was designing posters for sale of Ubuntu DVD's and certificates for the participants.I mailed the posters to Shiva and Hari.And I started my preparation for last mid exam .I studied for an hour and I was falling sleep. I quickly got to my bed.I was in deep sleep that i couldn't hear the alarm.Next day I had to go to college early to make sure that arrangements for the workshop are fine.By the time I got up it was almost 9.00AM.I was in a hurry,I completed my breakfast quickly and was almost running to catch an auto to college.

Drupal Workshop Day-1


I was greeted by VGLUG banner at security check.Thanks to all my VGLUG juniors.They already started the work and were busy in it.I saw Chinmaya and asked him about the status of arrangements,he said we had few tasks left.I Directly headed to CSE department to get the Online Examination Lab opened.While I was returning I was very happy to see large crowd coming in groups to attend Drupal workshop.I said to myself “ Drupal Revolution Has Begun”.After opening the lab, myself and Chinmaya went to principal office to invite him.After the arrival of the Principal,C.D.Naidu Garu, and Chief Guest Mr.Kiran Chandra ,General Secretay of FSMI ,the workshop started.

Sarath started addressing the gathering.He introduced guests (Suresh Reddy Sir,C.D.Naidu Garu,Kiran Chandra,Aruna Garu and Bhuvan Krishna) and thanked all the students,organisers and sponsors to make this workshop happen.Sarat also mentioned the efforts and necessity in forming the Drupal Hyderabad Group.

After that,Principal started addressing the gathering and was sharing his views.I would Like to summarise his talk,He spoke on:-

1)The necessity in building software for the utility of mankind.

2)Necessity for technological extension to Rural Areas.

3)Concrete proposals of Free Software projects from Swecha,Drupal Hyderabad Group and VGLUG for students and faculty.

4)Support for Free Software technologies ,seminars&workshop's from college.

5)Support from college in all aspects for Open ideas that can be turned into projects.

Followed by C.D.Naidu Garu ,Kiran Chandra had taken over.He spoke on:-

1)The evolution of free software movement and it's reach to the masses.

2)The evolution of content management systems.

3)The Technological trend from web 1.0 to 2.0.

4)The Danger's involved in accepting or using Proprietary standards.

5)Control over society by Big Monopoly Organisations

6)What should be our Stand on Cloud Compting and web 3.0.


After the innaugural we had a tea break followed by Drupal Talks.

Drupal Talks were carried out by Asif,Prajwala,Ipsita on Customising core modules ,Advancedtheming,Multiple and Single Sign on.I was sitting at last beside Siddu and was preparing for my mid exam :P .It was a kind of Remix for me while preparing for mid exam and also listening to the Drupal talks.I handed over my cam to shiva and had gone to write my last mid exam of my engineering life :D .The drupal workshop was continuing and It was 1.30 PM by then.All the participants moved for Lunch.They all had a good Lunch.

After the Lunch drupal talks got started and were headed by Asif and Prajwala.Medhamsh Spoke on Community contribution to drupal.All the talks were over and it was 5.00 PM.Srujan and myself got busy in managing the workshop and we missed our farewell :( .Last session was a kind of debate on cloud computing.It was a healthy discussion and I was happy to see a great participation. The workshop got over.We moved out of the lab and felt the awesome cold,dark weather.


Drupal Workshop Day-2

Large number of students from various engineering colleges had participated.On day-1 it was developer community and on day two-2 it was student community.This day was aimed at imparting basics of drupal to students.


Various sessions such as Hosting and web development basics,Introduction to drupal,Core Modules& their configuration,cck and views,theming,community support were dealt by Medhamsh,Srujan,Asif,Saitanay,Prajwala & Ipsita respectively.All the sessions were interactive & informative.

At last feedback regarding the workshop was collected and a Valedictory session was taken by Siddarth .

We all dispersed .Funniest part of the whole day was Harri along with few people got stuck in the lift due to power cut(Look in the picture below).They got rescued by the power again. It was raining heavily,we enjoyed the cool weather and took fewsnaps of our college.

Note:Click on the images for clear view :)