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.

Recente blogs

Posted on Vrijdag, 15 augustus 2014, 10:22
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 13 augustus 2014, 16:34
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 2 april 2014, 18:35
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 20 augustus 2013, 09:56
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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 25 juli 2012, 12:21
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 15 mei 2012, 10:57
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 Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 15 maart 2012, 16:56
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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 6 januari 2012, 11:08
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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 4 oktober 2011, 11:12
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 Meer...