hanpersand's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Front-end Developer, nonprofit tech strategist, co-owner
Drupal Community of Practice Leader

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
NERD, Johanna Bates Collaborative Consulting, Database Designs, OpenIssue, Community Partners, WGBH Boston

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 

Johanna is currently co-owner and front-end developer at DevCollaborative. She built her first website in 1999 and has been working in nonprofit technology ever since. Formerly a web technologist at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, she then spent eight years directing technology and tech strategy at Community Partners, a Massachusetts health care reform organization. An independent consultant since 2010, Johanna specializes in building websites in open source platforms and has been focused on front-end Drupal development since Drupal version 4.7. Her favorite projects are those where building a website is a catalyst that helps an organization work more efficiently, creatively, and sustainably. She has been an active member of NTEN for over a decade, served for four years on the NTC agenda steering committee, and co-moderates NTEN's Drupal Community of Practice and its monthly Drupal community chats. .

(Original d.o user account: https://groups.drupal.org/user/18821 )


Member for
6 years 8 months
Drupal Contributions: 

I participate in at and present at regional camps such as Design4Drupal and NYC Camp. I helped co-organize the nonprofit summit at NYC Camp 2014.

Areas of Expertise: 
Front-end Developer
Site builder
Project Manager
Nonprofit Technology Strategist
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
My mentors: 
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I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services