Oh The Huge Manatee

Drupal, Sysadminning, and Tech.

About Me

My name is Campbell Vertesi, and I’m an opera singer and a web developer.

Most relevant to this website is my technical history. I’ve been working with computers for 18 years, with Drupal for 11 of those. I started with desktop repair, moved into sysadmin work, and eventually discovered Drupal 4.4. I started doing desktop repair, and moved into sysadmin work after the first few years. I remember being blown away by the first real open source CMS I had ever seen. Since then I’ve been in most roles in the Drupal ecosystem: coder, themer, project manager, information architect, technical lead, CEO, and CTO. I’ve presented at more than 10 Drupalcons, where I’m particularly known as an author of the “prenote” opening sessions. I’ve been a Drupalist for 12 years, a Linux administrator for 17, and now I’m a freelance full-stack web developer. My specialty has always been in non-profits; my favorite organizations that I’ve worked with have been the Jane Goodall Institute, the Mozilla Foundation, the EPA, the United Way, and Oxfam International.

The rest of the stuff I do is scattered around the Internet and real life. I’m a professional opera singer, leading member of the opera group The Cast in Germany. I speak English, French, Italian, and German, and I love to travel. I love to learn anything new, so I get hobbies like most people get colds, and for just as long. I also nurture a long term interest in martial arts. I actively study Tae Kwon-Do and Bujinkan Ninjutsu. You can find out more about me at campbell.vertesi.com.

Where to find me

I’d love to meet you through any of my various social media accounts. Say hi!

(note: Facebook filters my inbox, so maybe that’s not the best choice)