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Amy JorgensenAmy L Jorgensen specializes in developing a digital presence and consumer engagement strategies for brand awareness and customer acquisition. She has also developed marketing strategies and directed implementation for the University of Virginia, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, University of Florida Department of Housing, University of Florida College of Medicine, Disney’s Worldwide Safety and Accessibility, and a Disney ticketing subsidiary company. Amy is a University of Florida Business Marketing alum and now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her Basset Hounds, Chauncey Billups & Priscilla Presley.
Sally Young — the ‘bot with the British accent — is a Senior developer for Lullabot. She came across Drupal in 2007 when the publishing firm she worked for asked her to find a CMS for the intranet. She went on to nag (her word) everyone into building stuff with Drupal and ended up working on sites for the publishing, film and music industries as well as Her Majesty’s Government.
A UK native, Sally earned her master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of London, and worked for the department as a teaching assistant on a number of courses, and as a research intern working on specification and verification systems. She has also worked with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts-winning Sodarace project.
Sally is active in the Drupal community, and co-organizes Drupal Learning London, where she gives informal mini-training sessions to get people started on the road to Drupal love.
In addition to having knock-your-socks-off Drupal skills, Sally is also a long-time lindy hopper and won the 2010 and 2011 London Jitterbug Championship!
Senior Front-end Developer Kris Bulman hails from Canada’s Prince Edward Island, one of the most desirable beach towns in the world, at least for the month of July. Prior to joining Lullabot, Kris worked for the University of Prince Edward Island. He’s been developing flexible base themes and theming Drupal sites since 2007. His love for Drupal also led to contract work with a number of museums, universities and research companies around the world. Kris has done a lot of work in the open source world including being a co-maintainer of Drupal’s Zen theme, building his own Sass grid system, and he’s dabbled in iOS app design.
Lullabot has geeks of just about every stripe, but Kris is our first library nerd. He knows how to operate an Espresso Book Machine, which can print, bind, and cut store-quality books on demand from just a PDF file. He also knows how to operate industrial grade scan robots like the ones used by Google for the Google Books project that can open, turn pages, and scan a 1,500-page book in about an hour. In a former life, Kris was also a professional photographer, specializing in panoramic and 360-degree photos of interiors, and landscapes, and his artistic portraits have appeared in local art galleries on the Island.
Kris lives with his wife Jen, two young children Claire, 4, and Elliott, 2, and an active Standard Poodle named Sadie who takes him out hiking on Prince Edward Island’s scenic forest trails.
Mateu Aguiló Bosch
If you’re going to work for a distributed company, you might as well live in the most envy-inducing place possible. Of all the Lullabots, Mateu Aguiló Bosch probably wins the prize. As a resident of the tropical paradise Mallorca, Spain, Mateu enjoys long hikes on unspoiled Mediterranean beaches, playing tennis and soccer, and, occasionally sampling from the island’s 2400 restaurants.
Mateu’s mother knew the then-9-year-old was bound for a career in engineering when Mateu, frustrated that the family VCR wasn’t working, opened it up, found a jam, and repaired it unbidden. She decided to buy him a computer at that point and soon he was writing Dos Shell programs.
Mateu started his professional engineering career in 2005 as a speech recognition developer after finishing his degree in telecommunications engineering in Barcelona and doing his Master’s thesis at UC Berkeley. He was hired by the university in Barcelona to do full-time research about acoustic pattern recognition and language detection, but felt frustrated that he could not communicate with family and friends about what he was doing, and constrained chasing fractional improvements in speech recognition efficiency so he switched to web development where the fruits of his labor were more evident.
Mateu started with Drupal in 2009 as a freelancer and then worked at a Spanish company where he gained experience working on large NGO sites. Maintainer of the Facebook Autopost and Environment Indicator modules, Mateu tries to share as much as he can with the community, in IRC, and through his work with the Spanish Drupal association. Mateu has spoken at several national Drupal events.