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United States
Current Role(s): 
Front-end Developer

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Industries Worked In: 
Space Pirating

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Now, this is a story... all about how

My life got flipped - turned upside down

And I'd you like to take a minute

Listen to this call

I'll tell you how I became a developer of a framework called Drupal


In west Gainesville Florida... 2001

Using Dreamweaver to create the code that I spun

Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool

Layouts with tables... acting like a fool

Later that decade ... time's moving on

Learnin' CSS, ASP and I hated Joomla!

When I came upon a project that was way too large

I thought to myself, ...need a better CMS for this charge!


I searched high and low and when I came to,

Google said 'Drupal' and it had logo that was blue!

I went to the website to check out the fare

Then I realized it was open source - these guys like to share!


I learned CCK, and then it was Views

I created my theme, and then learned Rules.

I looked at my website

I was finally there

Grabbed myself a beer, cause Drupal answered my prayer!



Member for
8 years 9 months
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Drupal Contributions: 

I do a bunch of community stuff including cofounding the Gainesville FL Drupal Users Group and helping to organize Florida Drupalcamp. I also donate beer to maintainers at Drupalcons.

Areas of Expertise: 
Front-end Developer
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Latin America 2015
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
Drupal Association Premium Supporting Partner
Drupal Association Individual Member

mherchel helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

My mentors: 

2 people list mherchel as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors