Drupal contributions

Adrian is a senior developer at Development Seed. He is the father of Aegir, a set of contributed modules useful for hosting and managing huge numbers of Drupal sites. He is also one of the maintainers of Drush, which is a command line tool for interacting with Drupal sites.

He was one of the co-founders of Bryght, which was the first commercial Drupal company founded in 2004. Adrian is a veteran Drupal developer whose major enhancements to the project include the PHPTemplate engine, Drupal’s install system and install profile/distribution system, and Drupal’s Forms API. He has contributed and maintained several modules over the years including buddylist, weblinks and securesite, and spent 2 years as the Drupal PostgreSQL maintainer.

For more than six years now, Adrian has been working with Drupal and is one of the few people who can say that they were at the very first DrupalCon (Antwerp, 2005). Adrian spends most of his time working on tools and strategies to help with very large scale Drupal deployments. By providing a simple Drupal based hosting front end for networks of websites with Aegir, Adrian’s work is opening up the possibility of this kind of scaling for the entire Drupal community.

I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal themes
I contributed Drupal documentation
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I attended the Drupal conference at FOSDEM 2005 (Antwerp, Belgium)
I attended OSCON 2005 or the off-site Drupal conference at OSCON 2005 (Portland, Oregon)
I attended DrupalCon DC 2009
I attended DrupalCon Paris 2009
I attended DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
I attended DrupalCon Chicago 2011
I attended DrupalCon Szeged, Hungary 2008
I attended DrupalCon Boston 2008
I attended the Drupal conference colocated with the Open Source CMS and Blogging Tools Summit (Vancouver, Canada)
I attended the Drupal conference 2006 (Brussels, Belgium)
I attended DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
I attended OSCON 2005 or the off-site Drupal conference at OSCON 2005 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe)

Personal information

My website
social networking, symantic web development, web standards, graphic design, mounties, long walks on the beach
South Africa


Job title
Web Application Developer
Industries worked in
Education, Content Management, Hosting, Deployment
Companies worked for
Development Seed, Bryght, Obsidian Systems


Member for
13 years 2 weeks
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