rachel_norfolk's picture
United Kingdom
Current Role(s): 
Sprinkler of the Drupal Sparkle
Open Development Ltd

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Abbey National, Arcadia Ltd, Defence Systems Design Ltd
Industries Worked In: 
Pharmaceutical, Medical, Defence, Charity Sector

Personal Info


I’m a freelance Drupal developer/sitebuilder working on a wonderfully diverse range of projects and absolutely LOVING getting involved in helping new people get involved in contributing to the Drupal project. Everyone can contribute something and everyone learns something new from the experience. Talk to me!


Member for
11 years 2 months
Over 5 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Co-organised Drupal Science Camp in Cambridge
Spoken at DrupalCampNW
Spoken at DupalCampLondon
Spoken at DrupalCamp Yorkshire
Spoken at DrupalCon Amsterdam
Sprint Lead at DrupalCon Dublin
Spoken at DrupalCampLondon 2017
Spoken at PHP Yorkshire 2017

These days I find I spend more time hanging out in the various sprint rooms of camps in Europe, helping those that have never thought to venture into sprinting before. For me, seeing someone who I have mentored through to their first contribution be recognised gives me far more of a buzz than being recognised myself.

I’ve now become involved in helping to arrange the mentored sprints at DrupalCon Dublin and there is so much to do!! It’s such a good opportunity for anyone who has never been involved in contributing to Drupal before - come along, it’s not just for coders!!

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Project Manager
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015
DrupalCon Dublin 2016
DrupalCon Vienna 2017

Credited on 16 issues fixed in the past 1 year


Drupal Association Organization Member

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

My mentors: 
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13 people list rachel_norfolk as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I reviewed Project applications
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors