Roles in working with Drupal
Site Builder, Developer
I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I attended DrupalCon Portland 2013
I will attend DrupalCon Austin 2014
I attended DrupalCon Munich 2012
I attended DrupalCon Chicago 2011
I attended DrupalCon Boston 2008
I attended DrupalCon San Francisco 2010

Personal information

Full name
Sheldon Rampton
First or given name
Last name or surname
Languages spoken
English; Japanese; Spanish
My website
tennis, information technology, politics, media, books, movies
United States
LinkedIn profile
Twitter url

Sheldon Rampton is the co-founder and chief technology office of New Amsterdam Ideas LLC, a principal partner in DrupalSquad, and the owner of Strong Silent Type LLC. He also serves as the Senior Web Developer at the New York State Senate, where his responsibilities have included installing, configuring and managing the site’s combination of 132 contributed Drupal modules as well as coding and maintaining the site's 24 custom Drupal modules. He built the features for live video streaming and video archiving of Senate sessions, hearings and committee meetings, as well as integration with the Senate’s OpenLegislation search portal, which enables people to view and comment on all pieces of legislation currently under consideration. He previously also worked as a web design consultant and as research director for the Center for Media and Democracy. He is the creator of SourceWatch, a political wiki, and projects including Congresspedia, an online encyclopedia of the U.S. Congress; and the Electoral Protection Wiki, a citizen journalist project to collect reports of voter suppression and threats to election integrity. He is the author of seven books about politics and public relations and serves on the board of directors of Working Capital for Community Needs, a nonprofit organization which invests in economic development projects in Latin America.


Job title
Managing Partner, New Amsterdam Ideas; Principal, DrupalSquad
Current company or organization
Nuams (New Amsterdam Ideas)
Companies worked for
New Amsterdam Ideas, DrupalSquad, Strong Silent Type, New York State Senate, Center for Media and Democracy, Working Capital for Community Needs


Member for
9 years 6 months
Over 50 edits


Drupal Association Organization Member

Nuams (New Amsterdam Ideas) is an Organization Member of the Drupal Association. We’re supporting the Drupal.org infrastructure and other large community initiatives.