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United States
Current Role(s): 
Director of Runtimes, Integrations, and Services

Professional Info

Companies Worked For, Forall Systems, PEPID, DraftFCB, DePaul University
Industries Worked In: 
Software Engineering, Journalism, Higher Education

Personal Info

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Larry Garfield has been building web sites since he was a sophomore in high school, which is longer ago than he'd like to admit. He spent time as a freelance web developer and journalist before settling in as a Drupal developer for the past decade. After 10 years with he recently moved to

At, Larry is Director of Runtimes, Integrations, and Services. His goal: Make running major OSS projects on Platform's infrastructure stupid-easy.

Larry is an active Drupal core contributor, including the principle architect of the Drupal 7 database system and the Drupal 8 Web Services Lead. He is also the Drupal representative to the PHP Framework Interoperability Group. Larry holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University.

Larry is a co-author of "Drupal 7 Module Development" from Packt Publishing, and has also been published in Drupal Watchdog and php[architect]. He blogs occasionally at

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On for 12 years 8 months

Over 100 edits
Drupal Events: 
OSCMS 2007, Sunnyvale
DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
DrupalCon Boston 2008
DrupalCon Szeged, Hungary 2008
DrupalCon DC 2009
DrupalCon Paris 2009
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Latin America 2015
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015
DrupalCon Asia 2016
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016
DrupalCon Dublin 2016

Credited on 22 issues fixed in the past 1 year


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I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I helped organize DrupalCon
I contributed Automated tests
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC