Senior Drupal Architect
Jeff Eaton is a long-time web developer: he's been designing, administering, and implementing web projects since he pieced together his first HTML file in 1996. He's built ecommerce sites for florists, helped implement enterprise web systems for multinational corporations, and juggled web architectures from legacy Perl to ASP.Net. (With some Windows desktop development thrown in for good measure...) Yes, he's geeky.
Jeff is a strong believer in the power of open source software, and the importance of building solutions that are flexible enough to grow as new needs are discovered. Few things are as dangerous as the phrase, "This will work for now..." If it's worth building, it's worth building right!
Jeff joined the Drupal community in 2004 after searching for a content management system flexible enough for one of his projects. Resigned to "rolling his own," he started work on a custom CMS before discovering that the Drupal community had made many of the same design decisions. After a few weeks of investigation, he converted and has been a Drupal evangelist ever since. He's the author of the popular Voting API, EVA, and Token projects; a prolific speaker at Drupal and general technology events; one of the co-authors of O'Reilly & Associates' Using Drupal; and an active contributor to the Drupal core project.
In his spare time, Jeff enjoys photography, registering novelty domain names, and watching British mysteries with his wife Catherine. Their cats, Madeline and Smoky Joe, are rumored to be the cutest mammals in North America.