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Current Role(s): 
Senior Drupal Engineer
FreeLancer at MySelf

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
English
Romanian
Russian
Slovak
Bio: 

First Drupal version started from back 2006 was 4.6 if memory serves, when a French company, I worked for, was in demand of fast-deployed yet powerful, robust and, most important, free (in terms of "no cost", not "open source") CMS; no other CMS on market that time fitted, Wordpress was young and strictly blogging platform, there was also a PostNuke: hey, anyone here remembers PhpNuke/PostNuke?

Full-time remote Drupal developer since 2007. As a member of "silent majority" at drupal.org, contribute mostly by promoting Drupal to my clients. Haven't added any noticeable projects at drupal.org, apart from a single Drupal 5 theme back in 2007.

I've participated in the development of more than 300 Drupal-based projects of all scales; sometimes as a ghost-developer at various drupal development shops across the globe (US/CA/UK/EU/AU/NZ), sometimes as a single "lead" developer. I've mostly been hired to fix issues in existing projects. Have made a number of Drupal 5 > Drupal 6 and Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 upgrades as well as some migrations from other (mostly proprietary) CMSes to Drupal. Starting from Drupal 7 I've seen quite a number of projects migrated from Drupal to Wordpress, number seems to be growing after Drupal 8 has been introduced to the market.

As a front-end engineer / themer, I use sass/less and grunt/gulp, yet can do plain old CSS.
I use jQuery for animation and various UI effects, have discovered Velocity.js lately, quite funny stuff!
I like to play with gis/mapping, so quite familiar with Leaflet and Google Maps.
I use PHP for theme hooks and simple modules, basically various FAPI overrides.
I can manage Linux-based servers (CentOS or Debian) via command line, incl. fine-tuning of PHP/MySQL/Apache/Nginx/Redis/Memcached for boosting Drupal performance.
I can support and develop plugins for Drupal+CiviCRM setup.

History

Member for
11 years 5 months
Documentation
1 edit

Credited on 1 issue fixed in the past 1 year

Projects

I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal translations
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services