I started using Drupal in the early 2010's and was pretty much solely Drupal by 2015. Over the years I've been very involved in the Drupal community. I'm regularly on Drupal Slack - and was on IRC back  in the IRC Days. User is NickDickinsonWilde there too.

From a code perspective, I've contributed probably a thousand or two commits.

Summary of Drupal community involvement:

  • 2020-2023: Session presented at multiple DrupalCons
  • 2019-2023: Planning/session team/volunteer organizer with various DrupalCons
  • 2017-2022: Sessions presented at various Drupal camps, summits and meetups as well as organization of meetups. Including BadCamp, PNWDS and local camps.

Below you can see my past presentations with further details (in progress of putting them into correct format to put here for older ones).


Standardizing Sites with Drupal Scaffolding

Learn how to use the Drupal Composer Scaffolding plugin - both customizing it in your site and creating new data sources for it to standardize and improve your site builds. Presented at DrupalCon 2023 Pittsburgh

    Debugging Drupal with Xdebug

    Xdebug is a PHP extension that can massively improve your debugging experience and speed – for both backend and frontend developers. Conversely, it can also drag down your php speed to a crawl, so you want to configure it to be a simple toggled – and only enable when you are using it. Xdebug works with most IDEs but I will be specifically showcasing usage with PHPStorm as that is what I use it with.