christefano's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
Exaltation of Larks
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
Droplabs
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
Antimatter Drive
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
Solar Ignition
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
Friday5
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
Greater Los Angeles Drupal
Chief Sunday Afternoon Movie Outing Strategist
IRC: 
christefano

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Digital Playspace, Firebrander
Industries Worked In: 
Technology lifestyle journalism, Virtual worlds, Virtual economies, E-commerce, Mobile applications, Drupal training, Branding and marketing strategy, Social network analysis, Community management, Usability testing, IT consulting, Film distribution, Leadership development, Youth empowerment, Emergency medical response

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Bio: 

Christefano is one of the founders of Exaltation of Larks, a fully integrated, full service Drupal engineering and design firm; and Droplabs, a network of coworking spaces in and around Los Angeles, California.

Having created his first weblog in 1994 and quite possibly the world's first built-in searchbox for web browsers in 1996, he continues today as an active developer and innovator.

In addition to being a long-time contributor and event organizer in the Drupal community, Christefano contributes to a growing number of Drupal-related projects and is the creator of the Droplight distribution of Drupal for rapid website deployment.

In his volunteer time, Christefano is one of the most active organizers in the Los Angeles-area Drupal community and is a founding member of the Coworking, Time Banking, Greater Los Angeles Drupal, Santa Barbara Drupal, Drupal California, Broward Drupal, Ventura Drupal, Startups and Drupal Fit user groups.

Previous to his current work, he helped organize workshops and conferences for youth and young adults and led discussions about citizen journalism, intellectual property, and online identity and privacy rights. In yet another career, Christefano was a contributing writer and columnist for technology magazines and has been published in Macworld, MacAddict and MacDirectory. Even earlier in life, he was born naked and defenseless and managed to overcome all odds.

In 2006, Christefano was honored by Time Magazine by being selected as Person of the Year.

History

Member for
13 years 11 months
Documentation
Over 50 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

I'm one of the Larks at Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, development, consulting and training company with teams in Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. See Exaltation of Larks Celebrates Its First 5 Years for a quick overview of what we're up to.

I'm also one of the founders at Droplabs, a coworking space, classroom and community space in Los Angeles. Droplabs was recently recognized as the World's Top Drupal Location and hosts an enormous amount of Drupal activity, from meetups, code sprints and topic-based summits to paid trainings, our free workshops, tutoring sessions, and our Drupal development boot camp.

In my free time, I help organize Greater Los Angeles Drupal, which is the one of the most active Drupal user group around. We organize the Downtown Drupal, Hollywood Drupal, San Gabriel Valley Drupal and High Performance Drupal meetups, the Los Angeles Drupal job fairs, and GLADCamp, the Greater Los Angeles Drupal Camp.

If you'd like, add me as a contact on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

My company is syndicated on Planet Drupal
I contribute to Drupal core
I have a Drupal Association organizational membership
I am on the Drupal documentation team
I am an event organizer and help organize meetups, conferences and other events in the Santa Barbara, Greater Los Angeles Drupal, LA Drupal and Drupal Fit groups
I helped organize Drupal Design Camp Boston in 2009
I helped organize DrupalCamp LA in 2008, 2009 & 2010
I attended DrupalCamp LA in 2011 & 2012
I helped organize Drupal Everywhere in 2010
I helped organize Drupal Design Camp LA in 2011 & 2012
I attended San Diego Drupal Camp (SandCamp) in 2009, 2011 & 2012
I attended Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADcamp) in 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012
I'm helping organize Greater Los Angeles Area Drupal Camp (GLAD Camp) in 2013
Areas of Expertise: 
Developer
architect
Project Manager
presenter
organizer
friend
venue coordinator
sysadmin
tutor
mentor
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Sydney 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014

Projects

My mentors: 
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One person lists christefano as a mentor

I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I help mentor new contributors
I contributed to Drupal.org