Elijah Lynn's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Senior Software Application Engineer
Red Hat

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
NBCUniversal, DiseaseProof.com, DrFuhrman.com, NutritionalEducation.com, NutritionalResearch.org, WindwalkerExpeditions.com
Industries Worked In: 
Health, Entertainment, Security

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 

I consider myself a humanitarian, environmentalist and technologist. I love working with open source projects specifically Ubuntu (GNU/Linux), Inkscape, GIMP, PHP, MySQL, Git, & of course Drupal! I think the Drupal community is amongst the most robust and respectful of all the open source communities I have been involved in.

I started using Ubuntu around 2007/2008 and from there have progressed to utilizing it for everything I do. I built my first website in 1999, in 2002 went on to become a locksmith for 5 years and in 2008 political activism pushed me to form a team to launch the Ron Paul Blimp for that election season. (I am now politically apathetic again & think the voting system needs a major overhaul before any real change can take place. My political activism will probably be spent in that area when I get charged again.) I started using Drupal in late 2008 after using Joomla for a year or so prior to that.

I taught myself PHP in 2012 and then really dug into learning JavaScript in late 2013. I became a senior software engineer at NBCUniversal in 2012 where I was on one of the largest enterprise Drupal teams in the world. I contributed to a large amount of Drupal sites such as SyFy, Telemundo, USA, Bravo, Sprout, NBC.com etc.


Member for
9 years 3 days
Over 50 edits
Drupal Contributions: 

Maintainer of:
Sticky Edit Actions

Co-maintainer of:
Embed External
Representative Image
Soft Length Limit
State Machine 3.x
Upload File Replace (for filefield CCK)

Chrome extension:
Drupal to Durpal (good for a co-worker prank)

Acquia Certified Developer (2014)
Akamai Web Performance Certified Administrator (2015)
Drupal NYC Meetup Co-organizer

Areas of Expertise: 
Full Stack Engineer
Performance Engineer
Developer & Interaction Designer
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Denver 2012
DrupalCon Portland 2013
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015
DrupalCon New Orleans 2016

Credited on 7 issues fixed in the past 1 year


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I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors