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South Africa
Current Role(s): 
Consultant
Burtronix
IRC: 
RiaanBurger

Professional Info

Industries Worked In: 
NPO, NGO, Banking, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical, Educational, Catering, Event Management (International), Entertainment, Stock Market, Industrial Manufacturing, Analytics

Personal Info

Gender: 
male
Languages spoken: 
Afrikaans
English
Bio: 

I work at Burtronix, developing internet-based solutions for our clients. In the '90s I taught secondary, then tertiary computer science, then opened a hand full of unconventional underground nightclubs across Johannesburg and finally, in the 2000s focused more on developing Burtronix, started in '96 as an internet software firm. I believe in the fundamental rights to freedom and privacy of all individuals.

I started using Drupal in the version 4 days (many years ago), was instrumental in restarting the Cape Town Drupal user group and starting the Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria and South African Government user groups and in starting the Drupal Association South Africa where I still focus much of my time in community development.

History

Member for
11 years 5 months
Documentation
At least 1 edit
Drupal Contributions: 

Dozens, maybe hundreds of user group meet-ups organised, snacks and drinks sponsored and spoken at. Instrumental or participated in organising several large DrupalCamps and the Drupal Association South Africa. Regularly sponsor, donate and pay membership to Drupal Associations and other FLOSS projects.

Areas of Expertise: 
Do-it-all
from devops through code to theming
Marketing
community building and business management.
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon Paris 2009

Projects

Drupal Association Organization Member
Drupal Association Individual Member

Riaan Burger helps support and grow the Drupal community with the Drupal Association.

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11 people list Riaan Burger as a mentor

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