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United States

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Drupal Skills

Site Manager -- Basic
Can add and edit site content.

Site Manager -- Advanced
In addition to adding and editing content, the advanced site manager also understands the menu system, the block system, users, how to manage modules, administer permissions, and build web forms.

Site Builder -- Basic
Basic site building means the person is comfortable installing Drupal, installing modules, upgrading modules and core, adding new content types, adding fields to various entities, building basic Views for pages, blocks, and feeds, and working with a number of modules. With basic site building skills, an individual is capable of putting together a simple website.

Site Builder -- Advanced
An advanced site builder has a deeper understanding of content types, references, building advanced Views that include various types of filters, passing arguments to views, site architecture, permissions modules, setting up e-commerce, and much more. They are comfortable working with and configuring themes and more complex modules. An advanced site builder needs a deep understanding of many modules, what they do, and how to use them. He or she can set up very complex sites.

Site Developer -- Basic
Site developers use programming and markup languages (php, mysql, js, html, css) to customize Drupal. Some developers specialize in front-end development, or theming; others in back-end, or module development. Basic developers know their way around the theme layer, how to do basic theme overrides, how to use hooks, and glue code to customize Drupal.

Site Developer -- Advanced
Advanced site developers can pretty much make Drupal do anything they need it to do. They write custom modules and themes.

Add Git, CLI, SSL, and IDEs
Plus Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign.


Member for
7 years 9 months
At least 1 edit
Drupal Contributions: 

I help at the local DUG.
I have a meetup site for our local DUG
I volunteered at BadCamp
I volunteered at LADrupalCamp
I volunteered at Design for Drupal Stanford
I recorded eight hours of sessions and posted them for the Design for Drupal Camp at Stanford.
I volunteered at Drupalconsf.
I give sessions at the local DUG
I reviewed and test patches.
Organized with 3 others the Drupal Camp Sacramento

Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
My mentors: 
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I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC