Drupal contributions

Bert Boerland from Santpoort, The Netherlands, is a long term Drupal user. Bert has been active as a user, handbook writer, tester and evangelist since the Drupal's early days op on drop.org and has a long standing track record in the Drupal community. He donated the Drupal.org domain to the community, organised the DrupalCon Amsterdam 2005 and co-organised the DrupalCon Barcelona 2007. Bert has been a Permanent Member of the Drupal Association since 2007 and a Board Member in 2008. He resigned being a Permanent Member in November 2010. Bert is a co founder of the Dutch Drupal Stichting and member of the board. He also co-founded the DrupalJam and co-organised three of these Dutch events, one of them with nearly 300 attendees. Bert is alos a co-organiser of the 2012 edition of Frontend United, a European conference for frontend developers in Drupal.

He is a frequent speaker on smaller and bigger conferences in the Netherlands, some of which about Drupal. By promoting Drupal to a broader audience, Bert is partly responsible for making bigger newspapers and other media companies in the Netherlands switch to Drupal. Bert holds a master in Urban Planning and also studied Economics and Philosophy of Science. He lives with his girlfriend, daughter Brecht and son Aart. The first words of both Brecht and Aart were "Drupal" and "Druplicon" followed by "Mom" and "Dad". He apologises for the fact that GPL didn't come before Mom and Dad.

Bert works for Dutch Open Projects, the quality leader for Drupal implementations in the Netherlands.

My mentors
Steven, Dries, Heine, mauritsl, Bèr Kessels
Roles in working with Drupal
PM, Sales, evanglist, organiser, writer, blogger, documenter, nerd, passion
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I contributed Drupal translations
I helped organize DrupalCon
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I attended DrupalCon London 2011
I attended DrupalCon Munich 2012
I attended DrupalCon Prague 2013
I attended DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
I attended DrupalCon Paris 2009
I attended the Drupal conference 2006 (Brussels, Belgium)
I attended DrupalCon Barcelona 2007
I attended DrupalCon Szeged, Hungary 2008
I attended OSCON 2005 or the off-site Drupal conference at OSCON 2005 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe)

Personal information

Full name
Bert Boerland
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Languages spoken
Dutch; English; French; German
My website
open source software, intellectual property, social impact of technology, behavioral finance, social networking, symantic web development, web standards, mythtv, apple, eyetv, plex, business, sketchup, geospatial, gis
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Nerd with a passion for open source and business.


Job title
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Industries worked in
Open Source consulting, ISP's, Internet transit provider, IT, Networking, Solution Providers, Media, Newspapers
Companies worked for
Dutch Open Projects, PinkRoccade, KPN, PinkElephant, AT&T, ATT, Unisource, KPN, Getronics-PinkRoccade


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