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Inaugurating the Liferay India Office

Company Blogs April 11, 2009 By Brian Chan Staff

Here are some pictures of our new India office. It's in the Raheja Arcade, smack in the center of the Koramangala, the IT district of Bangalore. I was deeply humbled to witness our expansion into India. In these tough economic times, not too many companies are expanding. We've been blessed to be a leader in the open source portal and collaboration space, where demand has actually gone up during this economic downturn because we've been able to deliver more bang for the buck than our commercial counterparts at IBM and Oracle.

They are really into ceremonies in India. I got to cut a ribbon.

This office is different from our other offices around the world in that it has two floors and many rooms. Our other offices follow the format of one big war room or several war rooms.

An office is nothing more than real estate and furniture. To make it work, you gotta add that secret ingredient... people. I'm amazed at the talent of our growing Indian team.

The opening ceremony was on Good Friday, and to my surprise, it was a public holiday in India. It's not even a public holiday in the US.

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Great to see liferay expanding in Bangalore... Arvind Mishra April 11, 2009 9:35 AM
Whow .... I am new to liferay ... but nice to... jerin jacob April 14, 2009 5:53 AM
Great to see a liferay in bangalore.now we... Nagiy reddyy Yedulay April 26, 2009 1:58 AM
Congratulations on opening Liferay office in... Akhil Gupta April 30, 2009 4:52 AM
Congratulations!!!! Its great news for Liferay.... Zankar Shah May 2, 2009 9:24 PM
All of our offices are involved in every... Brian Chan May 3, 2009 9:46 PM
Hey Brian! Nice to hear that you are going... Zankar Shah June 15, 2009 11:27 PM
Hey, its great to see Liferay office in India!... Anand Abhyankar May 14, 2009 5:10 AM
Congratulations!!!! That's great news. Happy... Parul Seth May 18, 2009 12:21 AM
Wow! I have been using Liferay for about a year... Navein Austin Fernandes May 22, 2009 5:45 AM
do you have a plan to open Dubai office? Alaa Hendi July 5, 2009 7:01 AM
Congrats Brian - way to go!! All the Best for... Dilip Thomas Ittyera July 6, 2009 12:43 AM
Yup, Dubai and Australia are on our list as... Brian Chan July 6, 2009 9:16 AM
That's a good idea. I've seen too much growth... Hernan Soulages July 6, 2009 11:03 AM
We grow very organically through the community... Brian Chan July 6, 2009 11:11 AM
wow that is gr8 Brian i used work in Bangalore... Suresh Nimmakayala January 19, 2010 2:09 PM
for More on Liferay 6.0+ check this out ... Rohit Salecha May 24, 2011 1:42 AM
http://liferaydemystified.blogspot.com Rohit Salecha May 24, 2011 1:43 AM
Will liferay provide training about the usage... Manoj GT May 25, 2011 2:47 AM
Congratulations!!!! I am from Bangalore,I am... Sangamesh Reddy July 22, 2011 4:53 AM
It has been more than 4 years since i left that... Kapil Dev Verma September 13, 2011 9:56 PM
Hi Brian i am also new to liferay working on... Mehdi Khan November 9, 2012 3:56 AM

Great to see liferay expanding in Bangalore .Raheja arcade made me feel little nostalgic . Spend 3 great years of life in Bangalore , use to live very close to kormangala .
Thanks for sharing the snaps .
Posted on 4/11/09 9:35 AM.
Whow .... I am new to liferay ... but nice to know that it is near to me .... This will really help to expand ... great initiative ...............
Posted on 4/14/09 5:53 AM.
Great to see a liferay in bangalore.now we can say liferay in bangalore.
Posted on 4/26/09 1:58 AM.
Congratulations on opening Liferay office in India. We look forward to better collaboration with your team now. There is a Job Opportunity for Liferay Developers in Gurgaon, Delhi area. Visit www.yatra.com and apply from the careers section. Reference check will be required.
Posted on 4/30/09 4:52 AM.
Congratulations!!!! Its great news for Liferay. I just had one question will Liferay in India will be involved in development and upgradation of new features of Liferay Software or just implementing Liferay
Posted on 5/2/09 9:24 PM in reply to Akhil Gupta.
All of our offices are involved in every aspect. I'm a big believer in having well rounded offices instead of having an office that just does function X.

So our India office will be just like our US, EU, and China offices. It'll do core development, support, training, sales, and consulting.
Posted on 5/3/09 9:46 PM in reply to Zankar Shah.
Hey, its great to see Liferay office in India!
Congratulations!!

Thanks for sharing the snaps!
Posted on 5/14/09 5:10 AM.
Congratulations!!!!
That's great news. Happy to hear that it will function as a complete unit out here.
Welcome to India emoticon !!!
Posted on 5/18/09 12:21 AM in reply to anand abhyankar.
Wow! I have been using Liferay for about a year now in my company. As of late any issues we would send it to our team in US and they would discuss it with the Liferay team over there. This would be really great. I hope that we could get in touch sometime and discuss issues if any when they arise. Congrats!!!!! once again.
Posted on 5/22/09 5:45 AM in reply to Parul Seth.
Hey Brian! Nice to hear that you are going ahead and doing all rounded offices. Any plans to open up office in Australia?
Posted on 6/15/09 11:27 PM in reply to Brian Chan.
do you have a plan to open Dubai office?
Posted on 7/5/09 7:01 AM.
Congrats Brian - way to go!! All the Best for the team @LR.

We have been using LR close to 3 yrs now - we now have what we believe is the first enterprise Idea Management platform in LR. We already have a Community powered Idea Incubation platform running @ http://www.PlanetAikon.com where there are 6 ideas being incubated by a community including NASSCOM Innovation Community.

Cheers
Posted on 7/6/09 12:43 AM.
Yup, Dubai and Australia are on our list as well for future offices. We're trying our best to do things organically to make sure that every office we start has our DNA / culture so the company doesn't grow too fast.
Posted on 7/6/09 9:16 AM in reply to Dilip Thomas Ittyera.
That's a good idea. I've seen too much growth breaking companies apart. Do you have an expansion path for countries? I mean, like leveraging partnerships to gather talented and involved developers.
Posted on 7/6/09 11:03 AM in reply to Brian Chan.
We grow very organically through the community and different partnerships. The last thing I want is to dilute our brand by growing too quickly. We've actually had a very concerted growth path even though we're at 100 in our headcount now.

We're very strict with who we hire and work with. It's a combination of competency and culture. We don't sacrifice one for the other.
Posted on 7/6/09 11:11 AM in reply to Hernan Soulages.
wow that is gr8 Brian i used work in Bangalore 7 years Back.i am proud to say since 2004 i am working on liferay in new zealand.
Posted on 1/19/10 2:09 PM in reply to Brian Chan.
for More on Liferay 6.0+ check this out

http://liferaydemystified.blogspot.com
Posted on 5/24/11 1:42 AM in reply to Suresh Nimmakayala.
http://liferaydemystified.blogspot.com
Posted on 5/24/11 1:43 AM.
Will liferay provide training about the usage of liferay portal and social office?
Posted on 5/25/11 2:47 AM in reply to Rohit Salecha.
Congratulations!!!!
I am from Bangalore,I am new to liferay portal development.new office in Blore which is IT capital of India will definitely helps to grow faster.
Posted on 7/22/11 4:53 AM in reply to Manoj GT.
It has been more than 4 years since i left that city. I am a big fan of liferay and Bangalore. The forum/raheja arcade/Ganesha Temple used to be favorite hangout places. Wish I was there to see the enaugration.
Posted on 9/13/11 9:56 PM.
Hi Brian i am also new to liferay working on varuous project using liferay from the day of joining as a fresher and got traning in Liferay so i would like to know is there any traning programe from lifery or certification programe to developed my skill in liferay .
And is ther a plan to open Liferay Office in Delhi also.
Posted on 11/9/12 3:56 AM in reply to Kapil Dev Verma.