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Team Member

Melissa Bent

Senior Drupal Developer

Favorite Quote

Ultimately you must do right because it's right to do right...You must love ultimately because it's lovely to love. You must be just because it's right to be just. You must be honest because it's right to be honest.

Martin Luther King, Jr. — "But If Not", Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, November of 1967

Melissa brings a strong web development background and 10 years of Drupal experience to her role as Drupal Developer at Mediacurrent.

Melissa taught herself to code when she was working for a non-profit. After a very brief foray into the world of .NET, she decided she wanted to work with open-source projects. With Drupal's architecture, configurability, and feature sets, it was as clear winner for the demanding projects Melissa needed to develop. Prior to Mediacurrent, she worked for a small Drupal agency where she expanded her knowledge base to include Solr configuration, data architecture, and quality assurance.

Her interests include building efficient workflows and custom APIs, emerging technologies, and integrating Drupal with third-party systems such as React and Gatsby.

Melissa pursues a variety of projects outside of the technical field as well. Whether playing her guitar and singing, designing and crafting quilts, or restoring furniture, her interests vary widely. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho with her dogs, Miss Pepper and Maui.

Significant Projects

Modules

Maintain: Bible Field, Empty Page, Salsify, Salsify Integration, System Monitor (and its suite of modules)
Contributed to: Conditional Fields, Commerce Coupon, Commerce Bank Account on File, Mandrill, Monolog, Only One, Pathauto, Search API Pages, Sendgrid Integration, Tamper, Views Autocomplete Filters

Certifications

Acquia Certified Developer - Drupal 8

Education

BAS in Mathematics, Boise State University