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Benjamin Melançon

Benjamin Melançon

I live and work to connect people, ideas, and resources so more awesome things happen.

A web developer well-established with Drupal and PHP, I have also been enjoying programming projects with Django and Python. My work with Agaric clients has included universities (MIT and Harvard University), corporations (Backupify and GenArts), and not-for-profit organizations (Partners In Health and National Institute for Children's Health Quality). After ten years in the internet technology, it's becoming clear my specialty is not specializing.

I try to aid struggles for justice and liberty (or at any rate prattles on about them), and have a corresponding passion for authentic news. I am an organizer of the only People Who Give a Damn recognized as an incorporated entity by the IRS and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts charities division. I have also supported several artistic and philanthropic ventures and was a founding, elected director to the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. I am currently on the board of Friends of Foster Care India.

I led 34 authors in writing the 1,100 page Definitive Guide to Drupal 7, but am probably still best known in the Drupal community for posting things I find to where developers running into the same challenges find, if not answers, comfort that they are not alone.