FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Speaker: Neil Drumm

Event Track Day Room Start time Duration
Importing data with job queue and import manager Drupal Sunday H.1302 13:00 01:00

Neil Drumm

Neil frequently contributes to Drupal and has extensive knowledge of its internals. He has significantly contributed to Drupal's aggregator, block administration. Neil is Drupal 5 maintainer, permanent member of the Drupal Association and maintains the Drupal API reference.

Neil studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked on Hack4Dean with his classmate, Zack Rosen.

Hack4Dean was renamed to DeanSpace as the project gained momentum. When the DeanSpace idea got funding in March 2003, Neil dropped out of college and moved to San Francisco to co-found CivicSpace. He designed various Drupal modules, unforked as much of the source code as possible, and made improvements to the Drupal platform. He decided to leave CivicSpace a year and a half later.