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Mike Gifford is the Founder and President of OpenConcept Consulting Inc., a web development agency specializing in the Drupal software, and a Benefit corporation. The company has over 16 years of experience in architecting secure, scalable, inclusive and sustainable solutions for the non-for-profit, public and private sectors, as well as an historic engagement in striving to build a better Internet using open-source software.
Pushed by a desire to build better and more inclusive software, Mike has been involved with accessibility since the beginning of the 90s. He has spearheaded accessibility improvements in Drupal since 2008, and officially became Drupal’s Core Accessibility Maintainer in 2012. As a techie at heart, Mike likes to get into the code when he gets the chance. Being familiar with everything from accessibility issues to system administration provides the ability to understand the technological big picture.
- Member for
- 11 years 4 months
- Over 100 edits
Since 2009, I've contributed to the accessibility enhancements adopted by the Drupal community, including improvements in Drupal 7 core. I've also presented at DrupalCamp Toronto & Montreal and organized meetups and events showcasing Drupal in government. I've played a leadership role in the Ottawa Drupal Users Group and am contributing to our first Drupal Camp.
Credited on 34 issues fixed in the past 1 year
- Earth Hour (34 commits)
- Troll (20 commits)
- Connect (8 commits)
- Chase Paymentech for Ubercart (6 commits)
- Accessible Helper Module (4 commits)
- Drupal.org customizations (4 commits)
- Virtual Machine (3 commits)
- Drupal.org cross-site customizations (2 commits)
- Project issue tracking (2 commits)
- Homebox (2 commits)
- Zen (2 commits)
- Openlayers (2 commits)
- Click HeatMap (2 commits)
- Social Actions (1 commit)
- Bluecheese (1 commit)
- Organic Groups Translation (1 commit)
- Organic Groups Hierarchy (1 commit)
- Advanced CSS/JS Aggregation (1 commit)
- Postcard (1 commit)
- Varnish (1 commit)
- Views Slideshow Configurable Controls (1 commit)
- Ubercart Webform Integration (1 commit)
- Field Group (1 commit)
- Views (1 commit)
- simplytest.me (1 commit)
- Total: 103 commits
mgifford helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.