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Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Victoria University, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, State Library of Victoria, The Victorian Government, National Centre for Farmers Health, Proquest, Collabforge, TEFMA, EmSpace, Monash University, Publicity Works, Wesley College, McPherson Media
Industries Worked In: 
Education, Marketing, Web Development, Internet Service Provision

Personal Info

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In early 2005 I decided to abandon proprietary development frameworks and move towards open source development, in late 2006 I found Drupal and haven't looked back since! I have contributed to the Drupal core project, done theme and module work for, develop and co-maintain several modules and submit lots of issues and patches to help make Drupal even better.

I have been been planning, designing, administering and implementing web projects since 1995. I've built sites for an iconic chocolate frog, helped keep regional Victoria up to date with online news, developed a content management system from scratch for the largest private school in the southern hemisphere. Since taking up Drupal I've built sites for Monash University, as a contractor I've helped implement collaborative projects for multinational corporations, state government and more. I also organise monthly Drupal meetups and free mentoring days in Melbourne Australia.


On for 10 years 9 months

Over 100 edits

Documentation guides

Drupal Contributions: 

I co-maintain various modules, have submitted core patches and have been the primary organizer of the Drupal Melbourne User Meetups and Code Sprints since 2009, I also am responsible for developing the Drupal Community Tools and have delivered the First Time Sprinters workshop at approximately 5 DrupalCons.

I am usually contactable on IRC in #drupal-au, #drupal and #drupal-support on occasion

You can also contact me via Twitter: or our website:

March 27, 2009 First request for co-maintainership
March 29, 2009 Second request for co-maintainership
April 21, 2010 First core patch, yay!
May 19, 2010 Dim comments with [n] negative comments (dev for g.d.o)
June 10, 2010 First module written from scratch!
October 5, 2010 First to sponsor DrupalDownunder 2011
January 13-16, 2012 Organised DrupalDownunder 2012
October 6 2012 Organised Australia's first 'Get Involved with Core Sprint'
Platinum sponsor Drupal South 2016

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Project Manager
Interaction Designer
* Drupal Architect
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Sydney 2013
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015
DrupalCon Dublin 2016
DrupalCon Vienna 2017

Credited on 13 issues fixed in the past 1 year


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I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors