toddtomlinson's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Senior Enterprise Drupal Architect
Danaher Corporation/Fluke
IRC: 
toddtomlinson

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Andersen Consulting, Accenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Emerald Solutions, Claremont Technology Group, Aha Consulting, ServerLogic, NBC.
Industries Worked In: 
Manufacturing, banking, aerospace and defense, consumer products, retail, distribution, logistics, health care, telecommunications, publishing, media, entertainment

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

I am a 37 year veteran of the IT industry, having worked for some of the largest consulting and software companies in the world (Andersen Consulting/Accenture, Oracle, IBM). In 1987-1989 I took a position with the National Science Foundation at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as the director of center operations. I was involved in the birth of the Internet as the NSF took over DARPAnet and created the NSFnet (which became PSInet which became the Internet). I joined forces with a young company in Mt. View California in 1994 - Netscape Communications - and traveled the world speaking about this new world of a connected planet. I've worked with hundreds of companies over the past 20 years, helping them craft their online strategy, architect their online solutions, and build successful online presences. In 1995 I began building online sites knowing that there had to be a better, faster, easier way to assemble content - and began to explore the options in the market. I began teaching web design and web development in 1997 and 10 years ago stumbled upon Drupal as a platform that I could use to teach my undergrad and graduate students the power of building websites on CMS platforms. I turned that experience into a career -- focusing 100% on Drupal. I've worked with hundreds of organizations in the public and private sector, building large scale Drupal sites. I've also turned my Drupal knowledge into 6 books - Beginning Drupal 7, Pro Drupal 7 Development, Beginning Drupal 8, Migrating Drupal to Backdrop, Beginning Backdrop CMS, and Enterprise Drupal 8. Drupal in the enterprise is my passion - and my focus. Think big, think Drupal is my motto.

History

Member for
11 years 6 months
Drupal Contributions: 

I'm the author of Beginning Drupal 7, Pro Drupal 7 Development, and Beginning Drupal 8 - as well as several articles in the Drupal Watchdog magazine. I have contributed patches to Drupal core (8) and contributed modules.

Areas of Expertise: 
I am a free lance Senior Drupal Architect and Senior Developer - looking for opportunities to help organizations take full advantage of the power of Drupal. I have developed 100+ Drupal sites (starting with Drupal 3).
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015

Credited on 2 issues fixed in the past 1 year

Projects

My mentors: 

One person lists toddtomlinson as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed to Drupal.org
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC