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Toptal LLC

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the Linux Foundation, CGI, TP1,,

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Albert Albala (alberto56) has been an active member of the Drupal community since 2006, specializes in automated testing and continuous integration for Drupal projects, and is currently a developer with the Linux foundation. He writes about Drupal, continuous integration, automated testing, and standardized deployment on his blog, Dcycle.

In 2013 he was a lead Drupal developer on the website, winner in 2014 of the "Acquia Partner Site of the Year - Transit Category" announced at DrupalCon Austin. In 2014 he helped CGI's Montreal Drupal team implement Jenkins, standardized deployment, automated testing and Agile for all their projects.

He is the author of the chapter "Automated testing with Simpletest" in the Definitive guide to Drupal 7 (Apress). He lives in Montreal, and is a regular speaker in Drupal and Agile-related events, among them:


On for 10 years 5 hours

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Drupal Contributions: 

Mostly contributed and reviewed patches, presented training on testing, continuous integration issues.

Areas of Expertise: 
Site Developer
Test Developer
Project Manager
Feature Developer.
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013

Credited on 11 issues fixed in the past 1 year


My mentors: 

4 people list alberto56 as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal translations
I contributed Automated tests
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC