ESP Biography

GANESHAPILLAI GARTHEEBAN, A blogger, developer and MIT grad student

Major: EECS

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

An Electronic and Telecommunication Engineer, doctoral student at MIT from fall 2009, and technology entrepreneur.

I am from Sri Lanka, an island in Indian Ocean, and I am passionate about machine learning, data mining, internet technologies, algorithms, photography, art and creating innovative businesses.

I have started Websoic, contributed to Drupal and Joomla, worked at Motorola INC, Suntel Telecommunications, RAFT INC, etc, and studied at UOM and Royal College. I am currently attached to DDMG of CSAIL at MIT, working towards my PhD focusing on semantic web based Personal Physician System.

Past Classes

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C2867: Drupal Development in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
Drupal ( is one of the most popular Content Management System available and it currently powers many US federal sites including Drupal goes beyond the scope of a CMS and offers the flexibility of a framework, and highly extensible through modules. Currently the demand exceeds the supply for Drupal developers, and a sound knowledge in Drupal will help you easily earn few thousand dollars in development projects while schooling. I will walk you through a "hands on design and development" session on Drupal. The first part of the session hardly deals with any coding, and in the second part of the session, we will jointly develop a module and extend another module.