tomatkins's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Web Team Lead
New York State Office of the Attorney General
IRC: 
tomatkins

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
WebNY - New York State Office of Information Technology Services, New York State Department of State, Solasus, WOW Digital Color, Interactive Communications International, iFocus, Mars Music, High Strung Productions LLC
Industries Worked In: 
State Government, Private Small Business, Private Corporations.

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Bio: 

I am a professional web developer/designer and professional musician. I love visual arts and digital information and I am obsessed with presenting compelling and critical information in the best, most consumable form for everyone (especially for individuals with disabilities, since I was born with a hearing disability.)

After graduating with a Music Industry Degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, I started my primitive web designs literally at the birth of the web, on a Apple Quadra av, cramming shockwave director files on to those tiny 1.4 mg floppy drives for hard core perfectionists, aka professional New York City photographers. I am a proud legacy developer of my website that exists in the Internet Archives https://web.archive.org/web/19990221083932/http://www.highstrungpro.com/...

I lived thru the first internet boom as an Flash Developer, but when that went bust in 2001, I taught 75 kids a week how to love and play Rock Guitar.I then was fortunate to be the web developer for the New York State Department of State for 10 years, learning the charming and delicate balance of bureaucracy and web development in New York State Government.

Now I live the family life and ponder the implementations of Drupal 8. I am entering my third year of working for the New York State Office for Information Technology and working my way up on the drupal ladder, and learning how to contribute to the community. I am lucky to have some incredible talent around me in WebNY, many who are not just my mentors, but are also great friends.

History

Member for
4 years 11 months
Areas of Expertise: 
(soon to be) Themer
Site building
SASS & Compass Nut Job
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
DrupalCon Dublin 2016

Credited on 1 issue fixed in the past 1 year

Drupal Association Individual Member

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

My mentors: 
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