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Damien McKenna

Community Lead
Favorite Quote

Tech is not neutral, nor is it apolitical.

Kim Crayton

In his role as Community Lead, Damien directs internal initiatives that strengthen Mediacurrent’s commitment to open-source principles, collaboration, and sharing knowledge to strengthen the Drupal community. Regularly ranked as one of the ten most active contributors on drupal.org, Damien has been a significant member of the Drupal community since 2007. In addition to writing documentation, writing & reviewing patches and mentoring others, Damien maintains Metatag, Views, Date and several other SEO-focused modules.

Prior to Mediacurrent, Damien spent five years building content management systems and frameworks using multiple languages (PHP, ColdFusion, Ruby), before he was first introduced to Drupal in 2007. A year later, he delved deeper into Drupal 5's architecture while migrating two popular skiing sites off a proprietary system. While becoming increasingly involved in his local Drupal community, Damien led the development of several successful content-rich platforms including a US radio station network spanning ten individual sites. Damien joined Mediacurrent in 2012 as a Lead Drupal Architect and has been involved with planning the architecture of new sites, project estimates, lots of hands-on development work, and guiding the company towards Contrib First processes.

When not working with Drupal, Damien enjoys exploring and kayaking with his family throughout NH and the wider New England region.

Significant Projects

GenerationOn.org, The Weather Channel, Catalyst.org, Family Bridges, History Factory COVID Archive, USC Libraries, New York Social Diary.

Modules

Regularly ranked as one of the ten most active contributors on drupal.org. Projects (co-)maintained include: Metatag, Date, Views, Panels Everywhere, Field Redirection, Code per Node, AdvertServe Ads, Broadstreet Ads.

Presentations

DrupalCamp Florida 2009, DrupalCamp Atlanta 2009, DrupalCamp FL 2010, DrupalCamp Wisconsin 2010, DrupalCamp NH 2011, DrupalCamp Atlanta 2012, DrupalCamp NH 2013, NERDSummit 2014, DrupalCon LA 2015, NERDSummit 2015, DrupalCamp Atlanta 2017, DrupalCamp FL 2018, DrupalCamp Atlanta 2020.

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