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Current Role(s): 
Senior Drupal Developer
Chocolate Lily
Senior Performance Engineer
Tag1 Consulting

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Industries Worked In: 
non-profit sector

Personal Info

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I have a masters degree in geography (my thesis focused on place, nature, and revolution) and over twenty years of experience working with social and environmental NGOs. I've helped numerous large and small non-profits harness Drupal to serve their missions. While travelling and volunteering with my family for five months in Nicaragua in 2009, I participated in the first DrupalCamp Centroamerica and provided volunteer Drupal training and support at two Nicaraguan NGOs. I write folk songs that I accompany on accordion and have had poetry published in journals including subTerrain.


Member for
12 years 2 months
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Drupal Contributions: 

As a Drupal developer for over eleven years, I've made contributions in many areas of Drupal core and contrib.

My main current focus is developing a Drupal distribution for nonprofits, Open Outreach. As part of this work, I am coordinating development of Debut, set of interoperable and extensible Drupal apps. I wrote an article on interoperable Drupal distributions for the 2012 Linux Journal Drupal Special Edition and blog regularly on Drupal distributions and features development at

In 2009 I tech led a project sponsored by Sony Music that improved the quality of dozens of major Drupal modules and major multilingual improvements for Drupal core and contrib. I was tech lead for a 2010 site for National Museum of Natural History's Human Origins program.

As well as writing and contributing dozens of modules, I've made contributions to numerous other modules including Views and Internationalization.

I wrote the first version of Drupal core's theme region system, helped write the prototype of what became the core Update module, helped facilitate moving jQuery into Drupal core, co-wrote the Drupal core Javascript behaviors system, and participated in the 2008 design sprint that mapped the way for fields in Drupal core. I wrote some of the basic documentation on Drupal including the original Drupal principles, usability aims, structure, patch acceptance criteria, and tips for contributing. I have co-taught an 11-week full time course in Drupal site development. As an advisory board member of the Drupal Association I have served on the nominating committee for board members and chaired the 2012 election committee.

I worked with CivicActions before cofounding Chocolate Lily, where I currently work.

Areas of Expertise: 
Documentation writer
Drupal Events: 
Drupal conference colocated with the Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit (Vancouver, Canada)
DrupalCon Boston 2008

Contributed to fixing 47 issues in the past 3 months


Drupal Association Organization Member

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

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