Sheldon Rampton's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Open Data Technology Manager

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
NuCivic (formerly Nuams), DrupalSquad, Strong Silent Type LLC, New York State Senate, Working Capital for Community Needs, Center for Media and Democracy

Personal Info

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Sheldon Rampton is the co-founder and chief technology office of NuCivic, Inc., a principal partner in DrupalSquad, and the owner of Strong Silent Type LLC. He also serves as the Senior Web Developer at the New York State Senate, where his responsibilities have included installing, configuring and managing the site’s combination of 132 contributed Drupal modules as well as coding and maintaining the site's 24 custom Drupal modules. He built the features for live video streaming and video archiving of Senate sessions, hearings and committee meetings, as well as integration with the Senate’s OpenLegislation search portal, which enables people to view and comment on all pieces of legislation currently under consideration. He previously also worked as a web design consultant and as research director for the Center for Media and Democracy. He is the creator of SourceWatch, a political wiki, and projects including Congresspedia, an online encyclopedia of the U.S. Congress; and the Electoral Protection Wiki, a citizen journalist project to collect reports of voter suppression and threats to election integrity. He is the author of seven books about politics and public relations and serves on the board of directors of Working Capital for Community Needs, a nonprofit organization which invests in economic development projects in Latin America.


Member for
12 years 9 months
Over 50 edits
Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014

Credited on 1 issue fixed in the past 1 year


My mentors: 

2 people list Sheldon Rampton as a mentor

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