davidwatson's picture
United States
Current Role(s): 
Web Engineer
Stevens Institute of Technology

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Self, KathodeRay Media, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Prometheus Global Media
Industries Worked In: 
Education, Publishing, Digital & Print Media

Personal Info

Languages spoken: 

For those coming from davidwatson.name, welcome! This is my temporary home on the Web until I get my new website up and running. I do a lot more than Drupal, though it is something I specialize in.

If you'd like to get in touch, please feel free to use my contact me on Drupal.org (requires an account), or reach me at dave@davidwatson.name. I look forward to hearing from you!

I'm a Web architect, designer, published researcher, and full-stack engineer based in the greater New York City area. Taking a holistic approach that bridges several design and development disciplines, I have both managed and implemented multiple award-winning websites over the past twelve years. I'm very passionate about crafting user experiences on a foundation of inclusive design and accessibility, and believe the Web should be something made available to everyone.


On Drupal.org for 8 years 8 months

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Drupal Contributions: 

Over the course of the past twelve years, I have managed and developed multiple award-winning Drupal websites for some of the world's most prominent and up-and-coming brands, including Stevens Institute of Technology, Adweek, and The Hollywood Reporter.

In addition, I also maintain the following Drupal projects:

- Undine, a cross-platform, turnkey development environment for Drupalistas that mimics the Acquia Cloud
- Sanitize, a utility for creating and distributing sanitized database exports
- Aqueduct, a fully responsive Drupal distribution for personal websites
- Golden Grid, a responsive HTML5 base theme based on the work of Joni Korpi
- Golden Gridlet, a responsive design aid for use with Golden Grid
- Applications & Postings, a module that treats form submissions as first-class citizens in Drupal

I frequently provide patches and patch reviews running the gamut from Features to Feeds, from Commerce to Core. Every now and again I can be found providing support via forums/IRC/issue queues, in addition to offering mentoring to junior developers, serving as a FOSS advocate, and providing free training for local Drupal user groups.

Areas of Expertise: 
Specialized Generalist
Project Manager
Site builder
Information architect
Interaction Designer
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
DrupalCon Chicago 2011
DrupalCon Austin 2014
DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015

Credited on 1 issue fixed in the past 1 year


I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I contributed Automated tests
I reviewed Project applications
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors