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United States
Current Role(s): 
Co-Founder
Backdrop CMS
Senior Drupal Developer
Jeneration Web Development
IRC: 
jenlampton

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Chapter Three Inc, PagePoint Web Solutions
Industries Worked In: 
Drupal, Web, Education, Horse training, Doggies, Law, Scientific research

Personal Info

Gender: 
female
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

Jennifer Lea Lampton has been actively building sites with Drupal and participating in the open-source community since 2006. She maintains several of her own Drupal modules, and contributes issues & patches to many other projects as it relates to the needs of her work. Jen is a very active member in the Drupal community. She is the lead organizer for the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp), and was also on the organizing committee for DrupalCon San Francisco in 2010. Jen regularly attends Drupal Meet-ups in and around the San Francisco bay area, and drops in on many other Drupal camps and conferences around the world.

Jen's primary focus for improving Drupal is to make things easier to use ("usability") and easier to learn ("learnability"). Jen spent almost 2 years as the Twig "initiative" lead for Drupal 8, wrangling a ton of very awesome contributors to get the modern template engine into Drupal core.

More recently however, Jen noticed Drupal shifting away from the grasps of the average web developer. Together with Nate "quicksketch" Haug, Jen has become one of the Co-Founders behind Backdrop CMS.

There’s a cost that comes with change, and not all of the Drupal community will be able to afford the bill when Drupal 8 is released. Backdrop stands between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, including features that are comparable to Drupal 8, but built on the familiar architecture of Drupal 7. Backdrop also removes some of the complexity that only benefits the 1%, making the system easier to learn, easier to use, and more performant for the 99%. This creates a lower barrier to entry, and places Backdrop CMS closer to the expanding WordPress market.

History

Member for
8 years 10 months
Documentation
Over 100 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Fighting for learnability, usability, and to make all Drupal things make more sense.

  • Former Drupal 8 Twig "initiative" lead
  • Drupal usability team member
  • BADCamp lead organizer
  • DrupalCon San Francisco organizer (2010)

Do you like something I'm doing? You can always get me something off my Amazon wishlist or pay me on GitTip.

Areas of Expertise: 
Senior Drupal Developer
Drupal Trainer
Module developer
Theme developer
Site builder
Drupal Evangelist
Drupal community events coordinator
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Sydney 2013
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Latin America 2015
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015

Contributed to fixing 9 issues in the past 3 months

Projects

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I contributed Drupal patches
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I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed to Drupal.org
I contributed Drupal documentation
I helped organize DrupalCon
I contributed Automated tests
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors