David Diers


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Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on.
Fryderyk Chopin

David Diers, (thebruce), is a developer and analyst who delights in Drupal, web development, databases, estimation and project management. Before becoming a web chef, he worked for many years in academic and administrative IT at the University of Texas at Austin including the Web Central team where he supported hundreds of web publishers in a diverse ecology of content management systems and publishing needs. He was the project manager and later technical lead of UT Austin’s core website refresh and transition to Drupal. David’s work at UT also encompassed database schema design and administration as well as object oriented system design and implementation for the UTeach Institute, a national math and science education initiative. David also wrote applications in Zend Framework for the Office of Development and Coldfusion and CF Modelglue applications for various clients at UT. Previous to his tenure at UT Austin, David worked as a web developer for the product group at Dell Computer Corporation.

David holds a master’s degree in music composition from the University of Texas at Austin. When he is not programming in Drupal he enjoys singing or playing the guitar, banjo, mandolin, sitar and tabla. He performs regularly in the 145s an Americana and bluegrass band. Other interests include cooking, running, comic books, fashion and cats.

David’s Community Event Participation

  • DrupalCon Chicago: Attendee and Volunteer
  • Drupal Camp Austin 2011: Attendee
  • Drupal Camp UT Austin 2012: Presenter - Drupal Mario Bros: Best Practices & Drupal and Higher Ed.
  • Drupal Camp NYC 2012: Presenter - Drupal and Higher Education & Drupal II: The SQL - an intro to dbapi
  • BadCamp -Attendee
  • Drupal User Group Austin - Drupal DB TNG
  • Drupal Days Dallas 2013: Drupal and Higher Education
  • Drupalcon Portland - Attendee
  • Drupal Camp Austin 2013: A Policy of Truth - workbench and workflows for Drupal
  • Drupal Camp NYC 2013: A Policy of Truth - workbench and workflows for Drupal