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United States
Current Role(s): 
Principal, Chief Learning Officer

Professional Info

Industries Worked In: 
Training, Web Development, Multimedia Museum & Corporate Exhibits, Academic Publishing

Personal Info

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Kay VanValkenburgh is a Boston-based Drupal shop owner with a strong focus on training and mentorship. His latest venture is OwnSourcing, started in 2010 to deliver hands-on training and project-specific documentation to help organizations do great things with Drupal. Under the same aegis, Kay founded a mentorship program to help budding Drupal developers get their start (see ownsourcing.com/mentorship).

Co-director of the Acquia U pilot and contributing author to The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7, Kay geeks out on usable software, how people learn, world languages, and competitive sailing.


Member for
7 years 9 months
Over 50 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

training designer, support, mentor, evangelist, drupalladder.org co-maintainer, community sprint co-organizer

Areas of Expertise: 
Project Director for training & site development .:|. Co-director for Acquia U .:|. Contributing author to "Definitive Guide to Drupal 7" .:|. Training designer & team lead on "Decision Maker Training" at Portland DrupalCon & at NYC Camps 2012 & 2013
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014

Contributed to fixing 1 issue in the past 3 months

My mentors: 

5 people list kay_v as a mentor

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I contributed Automated tests
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors