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Derek Wright

Derek (also known as dww) has been active in the Drupal community since December of 2005 as a module developer, core contributor, webmaster on, and member of the Drupal security team. In addition to being a prolific module maintainer (over 5000 commits to the Drupal contributions CVS repository and counting) and working on Drupal's home, he also designed and implemented a major newspaper site running Drupal, Derek has spoken at numerous Drupal conferences and events about a wide range of topics. He has been active as a mentor of other Drupal developers through Google's Summer of Code and Highly Open Participation programs, and has contributed extensively to the documentation. Derek co-founded 3281d Consulting to work on Drupal-based solutions for project management, issue tracking, release management, revision control integration and more.

Prior to working on Drupal, Derek spent over a decade working as research staff in the Computer Science Department of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was one of the most senior staff working on a large distributed computing project called Condor. He was responsible for designing, implementing, and testing code in a large, distributed project. He coordinated and oversaw a development team of over 40 students and staff. He managed modifications to the Condor source tree, and has extensive expertise in revision control, automated software building and testing, and release management.

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