rachel_norfolk's picture
United Kingdom
Current Role(s): 
Community Liaison
Drupal Association
IRC: 
rachel_norfolk

Professional Info

Companies Worked For
Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Abbey National, Arcadia Ltd, Defence Systems Design Ltd, Open Development Ltd
Industries Worked In: 
Pharmaceutical, Medical, Defence, Charity Sector

Personal Info

Gender: 
female
Bio: 

Having worked the last five years as a Drupal freelancer, getting involved in the Drupal Community as both a Sprint Mentor and member of the Drupal Community Working Group, I have now moved to dedicate all of my time as the Drupal Association’s new Community Liaison.

I will be helping the Drupal Association understand better the needs of the Drupal Community and to help the Community better understand how the Association supports us all.

I want to hear from you! Find me on Twitter or use the contact form - say hello!

History

On Drupal.org for 11 years 8 months

Documentation
Over 5 edits

Documentation guides

Drupal Contributions: 

Co-organised Drupal Science Camp in Cambridge
Spoken at DrupalCampNW
Spoken at DupalCampLondon
Spoken at DrupalCamp Yorkshire
Spoken at DrupalCon Amsterdam
Sprint Lead at DrupalCon Dublin
Spoken at DrupalCampLondon 2017
Spoken at PHP Yorkshire 2017
Spoken at DrupalCampBE 2017
Spoken at Drupal Synergy Camp, Sofia, 2017
Spoken at DrupalCon Vienna
Sprint Lead at DrupalCon Vienna
Code of Conduct Contact for DrupalCon Vienna
Spoken at MoldCamp, Moldova, 2017

These days I find I spend more time hanging out in the various sprint rooms of camps in Europe, helping those that have never thought to venture into sprinting before. For me, seeing someone who I have mentored through to their first contribution be recognised gives me far more of a buzz than being recognised myself.

I’ve now become involved in helping to arrange the mentored sprints at DrupalCon Dublin and there is so much to do!! It’s such a good opportunity for anyone who has never been involved in contributing to Drupal before - come along, it’s not just for coders!!

Areas of Expertise: 
Site builder
Developer
Project Manager
Drupal Events: 
DrupalCon London 2011
DrupalCon Munich 2012
DrupalCon Prague 2013
DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014
DrupalCon Barcelona 2015
DrupalCon Dublin 2016
DrupalCon Vienna 2017

Credited on 15 issues fixed in the past 1 year

Projects

My mentors: 
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15 people list rachel_norfolk as a mentor

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