Drupal Community in China & Pakistan
Although there's a session in Drupalcon Denver mentioned China, we still haven't got enough informations about the communities outside America and Europe.
This time, we will have deeper insights into the communities in China and Pakistan and analyze important factors that limited the popularity of Drupal in these countries from different perspectives.
Speaker 1: Liang - Drupal advocacy from China, active community member
I helped almost all the Drupal events in Beijing since 2010 and keep trying to give a session which enable more people to know deeper about Drupal community in China.
In this session, I will share my recent years experiences in China about the community, developers, market and Internet environment.
Drupal is growing fast in China, while facing with all kinds of problems. By analyzing these problems and finding out solutions, we can help promoting Drupal greatly not only in China but also in many other countries which share similar problems.
Speaker 2: Kubair - Pakistani Drupal entrepreneur
Pakistan is in one of the fastest adopters of Drupal in the developing world, yet little is known about the uptake of Drupal and the Drupal community in Pakistan.
As a British tech investor in Pakistan, I have dragged the local Drupal community kicking and screaming to be more active and tuned into the wider global Drupal community.
My colleagues and I got the first Pakistani Drupal meet up off the ground in April 2012 and are in the process of finalizing the first ever Drupal camp for 2012.
The Pakistani Drupal community considers itself marginalized and is somewhat resigned to its silent status! I would like to bring this growing and vibrant community to the attention of the wider Drupal community and hope this session will help to bring the Pakistani Drupal community out of its shell.
I shall share my experiences of setting up a Drupal software house in Pakistan, the challenges of linking with the community locally, introduce some of my colleagues to answer questions from the audience, present the market potential and explore the challenges faced by the Drupal community in Pakistan and the growing strength of Drupal in Pakistan despite the challenges.