Todd Ross Nienkerk

Digital Strategist and Partner

The world is a dynamic mess of´╗┐ jiggling things.
Dr. Richard Feynman

Todd Nienkerk has been involved in the web design and publishing industries since 1996. Since that time, he has designed and built countless websites and written for, edited, and managed several online and print publications. Although Todd’s interests focus primarily on visual design and user experience, his strong background in development allows him to contribute to virtually any creative or technical task.

As an active member of the Drupal community, Todd regularly speaks at Drupal events and participates in code sprints all over the world. (In the last four years, he has spoken at 25 conferences and attended five code sprints in seven countries.) Todd is a member of the Drupal Documentation Team and has chaired tracks for DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010, DrupalCon Chicago 2011, DrupalCon Denver 2012, DrupalCon Munich 2012, DrupalCon Sydney 2013, and DrupalCon Portland 2013. He is currently serving as the DrupalCon global chair for all Frontend, Design, User Experience, and Mobile tracks. As a member of the Drupal.org Redesign Team, Todd helped spearhead the effort to redesign Drupal.org and communicate a fresher, more effective Drupal brand.

Todd’s free-software and free-culture project involvement

Drupal

  • Drupal Documentation Team
  • Drupal.org Redesign Team
  • Technical reviewer, Planning and Managing Drupal Projects
  • Technical reviewer, Design and Prototyping for Drupal
  • Contributing author, Planet Drupal
  • Organizer
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2009
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2010
    • Austin Drupal Bash at SXSW 2011
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2011
    • Austin Drupal Bash at SXSW 2012
    • Austin Drupal Day 2012
    • Drupal Genius Bazaar at SXSW 2013
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2013
  • Chair
    • DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010: Providing Professional Drupal Services track co-chair
    • DrupalCon Chicago 2011: Design/UX track chair
    • DrupalCon Denver 2012: Mobile global track chair
    • DrupalCon Munich 2012: Frontend global track chair
    • DrupalCon Sydney 2013: Frontend global track chair
    • DrupalCon Portland 2013: User Experience global track chair
    • DrupalCon Prague 2013: Frontend global track chair
    • DrupalCon global chair for Frontend, Design, User Experience, and Mobile tracks
  • Speaker
    • DrupalCon Paris 2009
    • DrupalCon San Francisco 2010
    • DrupalCon Copenhagen 2010
    • DrupalCon Chicago 2011
    • DrupalCon London 2011
    • DrupalCon Denver 2012
    • DrupalCon Portland 2013 (BoF)
    • DrupalCamp Copenhagen 2009
    • DrupalCamp Finland 2009
    • DrupalCamp Stockholm 2009
    • Drupal Design Camp Boston 2009
    • DrupalCamp Dallas 2009
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2009
    • Do It with Drupal 2009
    • Drupal Design Camp Boston 2010
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2010
    • Southwest Drupal Summit 2011
    • Drupal Design Camp Los Angeles 2011
    • DrupalCamp Stockholm 2011
    • Dallas Drupal Days 2011
    • DrupalCamp Los Angeles 2011
    • BADCamp 2011
    • Drupal Day Austin 2012
  • Attendee
    • DrupalCon Boston 2008
    • DrupalCon Szeged 2008
    • DrupalCon DC 2009
    • DrupalCon Paris 2009
    • DrupalCon Munich 2012
    • Drupal Design Camp Boston 2011
    • SandCamp 2011
  • Trainer
    • BADCamp 2011
    • DrupalCamp Austin 2011
    • DrupalCon Denver 2012
    • DrupalCon Munich 2012
  • Sprinter
    • Drupal.org redesign sprint, Paris, February 2009
    • Drupal.org redesign sprint, San Francisco, March 2009
    • Drupal.org redesign sprint, DrupalCon Paris, September 2009
    • Drupal documentation sprint, Washington DC, March 2009
    • Drupal documentation sprint, Toronto, March 2009

Other projects and events

  • Speaker
    • SXSW Interactive 2012
    • SXSW Interactive 2013
    • SchipulCon 2011
    • Austin Web Leadership Day 2013
  • Organizer
    • BarCamp Austin III 2008
    • BarCamp Austin IV 2009
    • Austin Web Leadership Day 2013

Community outreach

Education and certifications

  • Radio-Television-Film (BS), University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • Psychology (BA), University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner