christefano's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Founder, CEO
Large Robot
Co-Founder, Lead Burrito Analyst
Antimatter Drive
Managing Partner
Solar Ignition
Director of Technology
Organizer, Drupal Adventure Guide
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Co-Founder, Board Member
Technical Project Manager
Brooks Digital

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Exaltation of Larks, Digital Playspace, Firebrander
Industries Worked In: 
Technology lifestyle journalism, Virtual worlds, Virtual economies, E-commerce, Mobile applications, Drupal training, Branding and marketing strategy, Social network analysis, Community management, Usability testing, IT consulting, Film distribution, Leadership development, Youth empowerment, Emergency medical response

Personal Info


Christefano is Founder and CEO of Large Robot, a fully integrated, full service Drupal engineering and design firm.

Having created his first weblog in 1994 and quite possibly the world's first built-in searchbox for web browsers in 1996, he continues today as an active developer and innovator. In addition to being a long-time contributor and event organizer in the Drupal community, Christefano contributes to a growing number of Drupal-related projects.

In Los Angeles, he co-founded Droplabs, a network of open source-and developer-friendly coworking spaces in and around Los Angeles, California, which ran from March, 2012 through May, 2016. Christefano was one of the most active organizers in the Los Angeles-area Drupal community, and was a founding member of the Coworking, Time Banking, Greater Los Angeles Drupal, Santa Barbara Drupal, Drupal California, Broward Drupal, Ventura Drupal, Startups and Drupal Fit user groups.

Previous to his current work, he helped organize workshops and conferences for youth and young adults and led discussions about citizen journalism, intellectual property, and online identity and privacy rights. In yet another career, Christefano was a contributing writer and columnist for technology magazines and has been published in Macworld, MacAddict and MacDirectory. Even earlier in life, he was born naked and defenseless and managed to overcome all odds.

In 2006, Christefano was honored by Time Magazine by being selected as Person of the Year.

He now divides his time between Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. When in Los Angeles, you can find him flying on the gymnastics traveling rings at Santa Monica Muscle Beach, where he enjoys teaching the gymnastics techniques that are unique to the traveling rings.


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Drupal Contributions: 

I'm the founder and CEO at Large Robot, a fully integrated, full service Drupal design and engineering firm. I'm also one of the founders at Droplabs, a coworking space, classroom and community space in Los Angeles. Droplabs was recently recognized as the World's Top Drupal Location and hosts an enormous amount of Drupal activity, from meetups, code sprints and topic-based summits to paid trainings, our free workshops, tutoring sessions, and our Drupal development boot camp.

In my free time, I help organize Greater Los Angeles Drupal, which is the one of the most active Drupal user group around. We organize the Downtown Drupal, Hollywood Drupal, San Gabriel Valley Drupal and High Performance Drupal meetups, the Los Angeles Drupal job fairs, and GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp.

My company is syndicated on Planet Drupal
I contribute to Drupal core
I have a Drupal Association organizational membership
I am on the Drupal documentation team
I am an event organizer and help organize meetups, conferences and other events in the Santa Barbara, Greater Los Angeles Drupal, LA Drupal and Drupal Fit groups
I helped organize Drupal Design Camp Boston in 2009
I helped organize DrupalCamp LA in 2008, 2009 & 2010
I attended DrupalCamp LA in 2011 & 2012
I helped organize Drupal Everywhere in 2010
I helped organize Drupal Design Camp LA in 2011 & 2012
I attended San Diego Drupal Camp (SandCamp) in 2009, 2011 & 2012
I attended Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADcamp) in 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012
I'm helping organize Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLAD Camp) in 2013
Areas of Expertise: 
Project Manager
venue coordinator
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Sydney 2013
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015


Drupal Association Organization Member

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

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I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
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I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors