Ezra Barnett Gildesgame

Product Manager & Engineering Lead, Distributions Team
Acquia, Inc.

Ezra has been an active Drupalist since 2006, consulting for top-tier tech and publishing industry clients, presenting at DrupalCons and camps and maintaining a range of contributed modules such as Nodequeue.

At Growing Venture Solutions, he focused on the Conference Organizing Distribution for Drupal (COD), making conference and event websites a focus area for the company and leading development of the platform used to power all DrupalCon websites since Chicago 2011, most DrupalCamps and many non-Drupal conferences around the world.

Ezra got hooked on the Drupal Community starting in 2007 when he presented at DrupalCon Sunnyvale, and is a (dis)organizer for the New York City Drupal user group. Some of his favorite presentations include an Introduction to Module Development, a background on COD and one on Drupal and Scrum at the Economist. He co-authored a series of e-books about Drupal.

Ezra's broader background includes a range of technical roles and tinkering with Internet technologies such as Apache and PHP-based content management systems.

Outside of Drupal, Ezra is a recreational photographer, guitarist and dedicated music enthusiast who would love to talk to you about your experience of American roots and various "World music" traditions.

Ezra is Certified to Rock level 7.

Derniers billets

Posted on vendredi, le 15 août 2014, 10h22 EDT
Drupal is known for providing a broad range of functionality with its extensible core and the tens of thousands of free contributed modules which add or extend functionality. One challenge for people who are building applications on top of Drupal is Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 13 août 2014, 16h34 EDT
As part of our day-to-day maintenance of Drupal Commons, we often assist with Drupal contributed modules that are included as part of Commons but not specific to the application, whether that means fixing bugs by writing or reviewing patches, or Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 2 avril 2014, 18h35 EDT
The most successful UX teams understand that their skills must extend beyond running solid research studies and producing great product designs. First, teams must establish buy-in and participation in research from the people who matter most--the Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 20 août 2013, 09h56 EDT
We're excited to announce the release of Drupal Commons 3.3 with several great new features and usability improvements sponsored by The Recording Academy, presenter of the annual GRAMMY awards. Drupal Commons is Acquia's social business software Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 25 juillet 2012, 12h21 EDT
Following extensive collaboration with Jeff Noyes and Lisa Rex of Acquia's design team, we're excited to share an interactive prototype of Drupal Commons 3.x, and we hope that you'll provide feedback. These designs showcase our focus on providing Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 15 mai 2012, 10h57 EDT
Measuring Community Participation in Open Source Projects: Data from Drupal.org A defining aspect of open source software such as Drupal is the collaboration among multiple individuals and organizations on the same software. So how do you measure Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 15 mars 2012, 16h56 EDT
With the recent completion of major enhancements to the Drupal.org distribution packaging system, the tools for building great Drupal distributions are more democratized than ever! Next Wednesday at DrupalCon, we’ll be holding a panel discussion Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 6 janvier 2012, 11h08 EST
2011 was an amazing year for COD, the Drupal-based solution for fully featured conference websites. - There have been several amazing sites added to the COD showcase - A new co-maintainer - Solid community commitment to helping with the update to Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 4 octobre 2011, 11h12 EDT
Just over a month ago, I joined the Acquia team. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with so many talented people who are working with Drupal! I’m part of the team that develops Commons, the Drupal distribution for building vibrant community Plus...