jenlampton's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Backdrop CMS
Senior Drupal Developer
Jeneration Web Development

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Chapter Three Inc, PagePoint Web Solutions
Industries Worked In: 
Web development, Backdrop CMS development, Drupal development, Technical training, Horse training & care, Dog training & care, Scientific research, Legal

Personal Info

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Jennifer Lea Lampton has been building websites since 1997, and participating in open-source communities since 2006. She maintains several open source projects, and contributes reviews and fixes to many other projects as it relates to the needs of her work.

Lampton is a very active member in the Drupal community. Not only does she contribute code, but she helps foster community too. Lampton has served as one of the lead organizers for the largest free Drupal event in the world, the Bay Area Drupal Camp (also known as BADCamp) since 2007.

After spending years developing course material and teaching hundreds of people how to use Drupal, Lampton's primary focus became making the software both easier to use ("usability") and easier to learn ("learnability").

In an attempt to make Drupal 8 easier to learn, Lampton spent almost 2 years as the Drupal core 'Twig' initiative lead. After Twig was committed to core, Lampton noticed the rest of Drupal continuing to shift away from the grasps of the average web developer, and decided to shift her attention to Backdrop CMS.

Backdrop stands between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 including features comparable to Drupal 8 with the familiar code style of Drupal 7, and an increased focus on usability. Backdrop removes complexity that only benefits the 1%, making the system easier to learn, easier to use, and also more performant for the 99%.

As Drupal becomes the tool of choice for the enterprise, Backdrop remains for everyone else. With a focus on affordability, usability, and performance, Backdrop will to fill the widening gap between Drupal and WordPress.


On for 11 years 4 months

Over 100 edits

Documentation guides

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

Credited on 26 issues fixed in the past 1 year


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I contributed Drupal patches
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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