Drupal contributions

As part of Agaric (a collective of skilled workers using Drupal and other open source free software to build web sites and tools that give power to our clients and their communities), i've tried to contribute back to Drupal some small measure in return for all that it has given us. This includes a few core patches and more patch reviews, and everything listed here.

My mentors
chx, webchick, chachasikes, bangpound, Stefan Freudenberg
Roles in working with Drupal
Developer, Site builder, Module builder, Themer, Documenter, Author, Information Architect, Site Architect, Project Lead, Finder of Difficult Things No One Seems to Have Tried Yet
I contributed Drupal patches
I contributed Drupal modules
I contributed Drupal installation profiles
I contributed to Drupal issue queues
I contributed Drupal documentation
I contributed Drupal automated tests
I reviewed Project applications
I help in the Drupal support forums
I provide Drupal-related services
I give support on IRC
I help mentor new contributors
I attended DrupalCon Munich 2012
I will attend DrupalCon Austin 2014
I attended DrupalCon Denver 2012
I attended DrupalCon Portland 2013
I attended DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
I attended DrupalCon Boston 2008
I attended DrupalCon DC 2009
I attended DrupalCon Paris 2009
I attended DrupalCon Chicago 2011

Personal information

Full name
Benjamin Melançon
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My website
peace, justice, liberty, revolution, dancing (badly), economics, cooking vegan stuff, web design, Drupal, PHP, CSS, democracy, communication, media, journalism, people, most power possible for people over their own lives, open source, free software, talking, agile development, fairness, free software business models, world domination, full frontal nicety
United States
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Drupal Answers profile url

[Formerly benjamin-agaric in IRC, I3IVIIVI on Twitter, and the identity-concealing username Benjamin Melançon here. Standardizing on mlncn (my last name without vowels or the cedilla) for 2011.]

web developer de Drupal; fighter for justice, liberty, and the greatest power possible for all people over our own lives-- soon. Meantime, i try to do no harm.

Agaric Design Collective (Agaric.com) uses the power of open source free software, the internet, and people to build sites that give control to our clients and their communities.

We build individual, organization, and business sites. Our passions are for community-driven resource sharing sites and democratic communication. Proven strengths include integrated constituent relationship management and custom newsletters, charity fundraising auctions, and much more.

A full service branding and web presence company, we also provide hosting on our dedicated servers, training, and brochure and business card design.

Our founding principles include the political goal of helping all people gain the most power possible over their own lives. We apply this to our work and build online applications that our clients can easily update and expand on their own. Agaric Design proudly uses world-class open source free software that means freedom from lock-in and always keeps our clients in control.

Reach us at http://agaric.com/contact


Job title
Web Developer
Current company or organization
Industries worked in
Information Technology, Web Development, Application Design and Development
Companies worked for
Agaric Design Collective


Member for
7 years 10 months
Over 50 edits


Drupal Association Organization Member

Agaric is an Organization Member of the Drupal Association. We’re supporting the Drupal.org infrastructure and other large community initiatives.

Drupal Association Individual Member

mlncn is an Individual Member of the Drupal Association, which fosters and supports the Drupal software project, the community and its growth.