jmarkel's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
IT Manager / Technical Architect
Johnson & Johnson

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
IBM, IBM Research, IBM Global Services, Avaya Labs, Avaya Labs Research, Advantis, CNT, Argos Computer Systems Inc, Netfolio Inc., Prodigy,, Net Technologies Inc., OpenGov Solutions LLC, Citicorp, Salomon Brothers, Regent Atlantic Capital, AlcheraBio, Otsuka, Aratana Therapeutics, American Roland Food, Joy Markel Graphic Communication & Design, Time Inc., The Economist
Industries Worked In: 
Computing, Telecom, Internet Services, Financial Services, Media/Publishing, Pharma, Wholesale, Logistics, Consumer

Personal Info

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I've been pursuing excellence in software since the early 1980's. At a stage in my career where others have long-since drifted into management, marketing, or technical obsolescence, I've remained - I hope :-) - a leading-edge developer; not for lack of other opportunities, but for three simple reasons - the never-stale pleasures of cool new software, the joy of continuous learning, and an inexhaustible love of making great new stuff.

I have experience as a software developer, system and network administrator, and system implementer. I have written many kinds of software - mainframe and PC operating systems, compilers, financial systems, voice-response/telephony systems, network management and analysis software, Internet search engines, Computer-Assisted Instruction packages, streaming audio/internet radio applications, and many others.

I've been professionally involved with the Internet since the early days of the Web, serving as a webmaster for Astranet, one of the first commercial websites, and have been at the forefront of innovative content-delivery systems.

I was a geek from an early age, earning my first ham radio license (as WN2KBR) at age 14 and have been licensed for most of the years since - I currently hold an Amateur Extra Class license with the callsign N2VD. I am both a fan of and participant in theatrical productions - I get to Broadway shows whenever I can, and participate in local productions, usually offstage as a producer. I have served my home town as a Trustee and Treasurer of our public library and as a member of various municipal advisory committees.

N.B.: All posts, including those with code, comments, and or opinions on this site are my own and do not reflect the postings, or opinions of Johnson and Johnson.


On for 13 years 2 months

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Drupal Contributions: 

Contributed module Embedded Google Docs Viewer.
Contributed code and/or documentation patches for contributed modules and D6, D7 and D8 core.

Areas of Expertise: 
Technical Architect
Site builder
Project Manager
System Administrator
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
DrupalCon Baltimore 2017


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I help mentor new contributors