mherchel's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Senior Front-end Developer

Professional Info

Industries Worked In: 
Space Pirating

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 


Now, this is a story... all about how
My life got flipped - turned upside down
And I'd you like to take a minute
Listen to this call
I'll tell you how I became a developer of a framework called Drupal


In west Gainesville Florida... 2001
Using Dreamweaver to create the code that I spun
Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool
Layouts with tables... acting like a fool
Later that decade ... time's moving on
Learnin' CSS, ASP and I hated Joomla!
When I came upon a project that was way too large
I thought to myself, ...need a better CMS for this charge!


I searched high and low and when I came to,
Google said 'Drupal' and it had logo that was blue!
I went to the website to check out the fare
Then I realized it was open source - these guys like to share!


I learned CCK, and then it was Views
I created my theme, and then learned Rules.
I looked at my website
I was finally there
Grabbed myself a beer, cause Drupal answered my prayer!


On for 11 years 4 days

Over 10 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

I'm a co-organizer of Florida Drupalcamp, and try to promote Drupal and FOSS software where and when I can through coding, organizing conferences, speaking, podcasting, and more.

Areas of Expertise: 
Front-end Developer
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Latin America 2015
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
DrupalCon Dublin 2016
DrupalCon Baltimore 2017
DrupalCon Nashville 2018

Credited on 2 issues fixed in the past 1 year


Drupal Association Premium Supporting Partner
Drupal Association Individual Member

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

My mentors: 

4 people list mherchel as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed to
I contributed Drupal documentation
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors