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Bryght, Lullabot

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James is a long time leader in Open Source Software and a dedicated steward of Open Standards. He is currently the Senior Services Architect at StatusNet where he is one of the principle designers of the OStatus protocol for open federated social networking.

Since 2003, he has been a core contributor to the Drupal Project. Within the Drupal community, he has contributed countless lines of code to several of the most popular components. Additionally, he was a founding General Assembly member of the Drupal Association.

In 2004, he co-founded Bryght, the first company to offer hosting and professional services exclusively for Drupal. James went on to serve as the Director of Education for Lullabot the foremost consulting and training company for Drupal. In this role, he trained thousands of new Drupal developers and users through public workshops, online workshops, on-site training, books and DVDs.

Outside of Drupal, James maintains a deep interest in the OpenID, Open Web and Jabber/ XMPP communities and frequently presents at conferences and events as an evangelist for these technologies. He is also a founding member of the Open Web Foundation.


On Drupal.org for 16 years 11 months

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Drupal Events: 
Drupal conference at FOSDEM 2005 (Antwerp, Belgium)
OSCON 2005 or the off-site Drupal conference at OSCON 2005 (Portland, Oregon)
Drupal conference colocated with the Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit (Vancouver, Canada)
Drupal conference 2006 (Brussels, Belgium)
OSCMS 2007, Sunnyvale
DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012

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I contributed Drupal patches
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I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC