hanpersand's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Principal, Front-end Developer, nonprofit tech strategist
Drupal Community of Practice Leader

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
NERD, Johanna Bates Collaborative Consulting, Database Designs, OpenIssue, Community Partners, WGBH Boston

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 

Johanna is currently principal and front-end developer at DevCollaborative. She built her first website in 1999 and has been working in nonprofit technology ever since. Formerly a web technologist at the WGBH Educational Foundation in Boston, she then spent eight years directing technology and tech strategy at Community Partners, a Massachusetts health care reform organization. An independent consultant since 2010, Johanna specializes in building websites in open source platforms and has been focused on front-end Drupal development since Drupal version 4.7. Her favorite projects are those where building a website is a catalyst that helps an organization work more efficiently, creatively, and sustainably. She has been an active member of NTEN for over a decade, served for four years on the NTC agenda steering committee, and co-moderates NTEN's Drupal Community of Practice and its monthly Drupal community chats. .

(Original d.o user account: https://groups.drupal.org/user/18821 )


On Drupal.org for 7 years 3 months

Drupal Contributions: 

I participate in, present at, and have been co-organizer for summits and regional camps such as Design4Drupal, NERDS, and the NYC Camp Nonprofit Summit. I helped co-organize the first DrupalCon Nonprofit Summit in Baltimore in 2017, and am co-organizing the DrupalCon Nashville Nonprofit Summit in 2018.

Areas of Expertise: 
Front-end Developer
Site builder
Project Manager
Nonprofit Technology Strategist
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
DrupalCon Baltimore 2017
My mentors: 
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I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I helped organize DrupalCon
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services