You may have noticed
that we've begun to include profiles of DNN UserGroups and DNN Store Vendors in our Community and Store
Blogs, and we'd also like to begin sharing information about our Community
Members, who daily advance the knowledge of the DNN Community by asking and
answering questions in the Community Forums and Exchange, publishing blogs, and
sharing ideas through DNN Voice. It is our hope that these blogs will
help DNN users get to know each other better.
Thanks to Sunil for
sharing a little about himself first. One of my favorite things he said
really speaks to the value of an active community: "I regularly visit DNN forums and try to solve those issues
members are facing. When I do research on the issues, I keep learning new
things about DNN." Keep reading to learn more about Sunil!
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Sunil Kumar
Behera. I am holding a master degree in computer application from Biju Pattnaik
University, Odisa. I have almost 3 years of experience in the software
development field. I am very much sincere to my work. I do a lot of
self-analysis before proceeding with any task. I work hard to achieve my
targets in time. I am a quick learner and like to learn new things. Personally
I am very much friendly and kind and gentle. My biggest strength is that I
accept my weaknesses and keep trying to correcting them. I always take
criticism well if it is constructive.
Describe your professional (and/or personal) experience relating
to DNN. How long have you been using DNN? How did you get started?
It’s almost 3 years
that I have been using DNN. I have started my professional career with DNN. I
had gone through training on the basics of Asp .Net, then started developing
DNN modules. Honestly, I learned most of the things from
the real projects I have worked on. I will tell, DNN forums and blogs are the
resources which helped me a lot. For that I regularly visit DNN forums and try
to solve those issues members are facing. When I do research on the
issues, I keep learning new things about DNN.
What resources were most helpful to you as you got started, or
when you have questions?
As I said, DNN forums,
video tutorials and blog posts from the community members were very much
helpful that moment. Also I will remain thankful to my colleagues who helped at
Are there any cool projects you are working on that you would like
to share a little about?
Currently I am working
on a Survey kind of project, on which Administrator creates surveys for
different companies. Employees from the company will attend survey, and system
admin will analyze the answers and give scores.
Company will generate reports of the survey in graphical format. Besides the
client works, I have added 2 modules for DNN Store.
Are there any must have modules/skins, in your opinion, (Forge,
Store, etc.) that you would recommend for DNN sites?
There is one thing
recently I have noticed. When any user subscribes to a role in DNN by making
payment through the registered gateway, then after returning back to the site,
he/she must be subscribed to that role immediately. But this is not the case
happening. Site Admin will have to upgrade that user to role manually. Although
there are few third party modules available, for the auto role assignment task,
but I feel that this should be a DNN core feature. I don’t know whether I am
right or missing something, but this is one thing I can remember at this moment
which I recommend for DNN sites.
What advice would you give
someone who is new to DNN?
I would suggest every
professional in DNN, whether fresh or experienced should always keep in touch
with the DNN community through forums, community exchange or blogs or any other
medium. It will keep updating them in the technology.
Are there any particular areas
of expertise that you would be willing to help other DNN users out with?
Definitely, I would like to help other users
with any of the DNN related issues within my experience. I prefer 2 areas,
“Module development” and “Administration and Configuration of DNN Sites."
What do you think are the most
important trends in website design/development? Are there any blogs or
resources you read on a regular basis to keep up with current trends and
In my knowledge, now a days
everything is going mobile. The increasing use of smartphones is a driving
change for people. So we should maybe focus on the app development.
What is the best part about working with DNN? What is one
enhancement you would add/one thing you would improve?
From my experience,
the best part of working with DNN is that it is developer friendly compared to
Sitefinity and Umbraco CMS which I have worked on. Everything looks systematic
Thanks Sunil for being our
first Community Member Profile!! If you have any additional questions for
him, please use the comments below. Would you like to tell us about
yourself and your DNN experience? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured in an upcoming