adrian's picture
South Africa
Current Role(s): 
Web Application Developer

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Development Seed, Bryght, Obsidian Systems
Industries Worked In: 
Education, Content Management, Hosting, Deployment

Personal Info



On for 16 years 11 months

Over 5 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Adrian is a senior developer at Development Seed. He is the father of Aegir, a set of contributed modules useful for hosting and managing huge numbers of Drupal sites. He is also one of the maintainers of Drush, which is a command line tool for interacting with Drupal sites.

He was one of the co-founders of Bryght, which was the first commercial Drupal company founded in 2004. Adrian is a veteran Drupal developer whose major enhancements to the project include the PHPTemplate engine, Drupal’s install system and install profile/distribution system, and Drupal’s Forms API. He has contributed and maintained several modules over the years including buddylist, weblinks and securesite, and spent 2 years as the Drupal PostgreSQL maintainer.

For more than six years now, Adrian has been working with Drupal and is one of the few people who can say that they were at the very first DrupalCon (Antwerp, 2005). Adrian spends most of his time working on tools and strategies to help with very large scale Drupal deployments. By providing a simple Drupal based hosting front end for networks of websites with Aegir, Adrian’s work is opening up the possibility of this kind of scaling for the entire Drupal community.

Drupal Events: 
Drupal conference at FOSDEM 2005 (Antwerp, Belgium)
OSCON 2005 or the off-site Drupal conference at OSCON 2005 (Portland, Oregon)
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2005
Drupal conference colocated with the Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit (Vancouver, Canada)
Drupal conference 2006 (Brussels, Belgium)
DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon Szeged, Hungary 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011


My mentors: 

4 people list adrian 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