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Bobby is technologist with a strong background in art, media, and design creating his keen eye for Drupal Development. He enjoys expanding Drupal's reach by integrating external data into Drupal-based applications and has worked on huge projects including a faculty publications database at NYU whose data he integrated into a Drupal site.
He first started exploring web development as an undergraduate media production student looking to create a web presence for himself. He started with a simple, static HTML and CSS site and began adding more and more features. This sparked an interest in computer science and he began taking introductory programming and data structures courses. He continued studying computer science as a graduate art student, where he explored graphics and micro-controller programming while completing a software-based master's thesis project. After graduate school, he worked for a small NYC agency building static and CMS-based websites, but it wasn't until he took a job with NYU that he was introduced to Drupal. While at NYU, he managed over a dozen Drupal 7 and 8 sites and played a large role in developing custom modules and DevOps workflows. His desire to further contribute to the Drupal community and build his Drupal expertise led him to join Mediacurrent.
Outside of work, Bobby enjoys playing tennis and during his master's thesis, he took an interest in blowing glass and created 100 hand-blown, tungsten-filament light bulbs. He is also a new homeowner and enjoys working on home improvement projects including some landscaping, hardwood floor refinishing and wainscoting projects.
The professional project he is most proud of is the Drupal module he wrote to integrate with NYU's NYU Scholars database. The module processes publication data in real-time and synchronizes faculty member publication data between Drupal sites and the external database. Within his department, the module eliminated the need for labor-intensive data entry, which our previous integrations required.
Webform, Group, Drupal Core
BA Communication Arts - University of Wisconsin – Madison; MFA Visual Studies - SUNY Buffalo; MS Computer Science - NYU