barbarae's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Partner - Dallas Social Venture Partners
dsvp.org
IRC: 
barbarae

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Motorola Inc, Texas Instruments, EDS/Hewlett Packard
Industries Worked In: 
Manufacturing (Bill of Material Processing, Global pricing), Employee Benefits (service and payroll history, Pension, Profit Sharing, 401K, Stock Options), Transportation (Logistics, Trucking, Cargo Carriers, Air Cargo, Travel

Personal Info

Gender: 
female
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

35+ years in Business Applications Design, Development, Architecture and Strategic Consulting at Motorola, Texas Instruments, and EDS/HP. Currently retired from the corporate world and dedicating my energies, philanthropic support, and software/IT knowledge to non-profits who focus on education and under-served kids as an active Partner at Dallas Social Venture Partners (DSVP.org).

As a svpDallas lead partner for missionpossiblekids, my role is Technology strategy committee chair. We released the missionpossiblekids.org web site in late 2015 utilizing Drupal and are about to release a civiCRM rules-based "secret agent" registrations implementation, including agent rank promitions based on number of missions completed. The migration has been executed by a probono team from Fidelity Management and Research group in Westlake, TX. The team of 8 FTEs started the project with no knowledge of Drupal or civiCRM and, with my training and guidance, will have completed a set of complex roles, Missions, and promotion process in less than 3 months through their "burst" process of 2 full days every other week.

Currently participating on the Dallas After School Network KIPP Charter School IT Steering Committees and recently migrated 27,000+ contacts for Texas Instruments Alumni Retiree and Association Membership data to a Drupal 7/x/CiviCRM 4.x site.

As part of a Texas Instruments Alumni team, I've migrated their complex data into a new Drupal 7 and civiCRM 4.2 solution from an Access DB with rules applied via asp code and manually applied procedural steps. Our new portal was announced and demonstrated at the Annual TI Alumni Meeting to be held in the newly opened George Bush Library on the Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus the second week of May, 2013.

History

Member for
6 years 12 months
Drupal Contributions: 

Promoting Drupal for non-profit use in Dallas, TX

Areas of Expertise: 
Have supported Dallas After School Network
Trinity River Mission
and KIPP-DFW Charter School as a Dallas Social Venture Partner focused on IT Strategies and Software Architectures. Migrated Texas Instruments Alumni historical data (27,000 retirees
and 5,000+ memberships with spouse etc.) to Drupal 7 and civiCRM 4.2. Learning about salesforce plug-in as a civicrm alternative for non-profit management. Continuing to advocate Drupal and have been testing Drupal 8.x.
Attended Dallas Drupal Days 2011
Speaker at Dallas Drupal Days 2012
Speaker at Dallas Drupal Camp 2013
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
Drupal Association Individual Member

barbarae helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

I contributed to Drupal.org
I reviewed Project applications
I provide Drupal-related services
I help mentor new contributors