Aubrey’s Expertise

  • Sass/CSS
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Drupal
The longer you wait around / the faster the years go by.
Broken Bells
Headshot of Aubrey Sambor

Aubrey initially learned to code in the late 90s, when her high school friends told her about this cool site called Geocities where they posted their poetry and thoughts. She decided she wanted to do the same thing, so she bought an HTML 4 book and taught herself the ways of code. Aubrey eventually started an online journal in the early 2000s (before the days of Livejournal!) and started blogging soon afterward. She started working as a developer professionally in 2006 after eight years of playing around with her website.

In 2008, Aubrey discovered Drupal by accident while working as a web designer at a musical instrument retail store in northern Indiana. The store needed a CMS for a high-end musical instrument website they wanted to create, and Drupal seemed to fit their needs best. Aubrey dived into Drupal 5’s core and fell in love with the project. A year later, she moved to New Hampshire to work as a full-time Drupal themer, and the rest is history.

Aubrey has since worked on websites for Rutgers, Princeton, UMass, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and Phillips Exeter Academy. She particularly loves creating websites using clean, minimal, and modern CSS. She also likes to figure out the best way to layout a page using CSS Grid, Flexbox, and standards-compliant HTML, and sprinkle it with a bit of Sass at the end.

As a contributing member of the Drupal community, Aubrey is the co-maintainer of the Layout Builder UX and Layout Builder Everywhere modules and occasionally contributes to Drupal core—mainly to CSS and JavaScript issues pertaining to media. She's also a volunteer on the program committee for DrupalCon Minneapolis 2020 and participates in the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion group.

Aubrey is a regular attendee at three conferences in New England each year: NERD Summit in western Massachusetts (for which she is the Design & User Experience Chair), Design 4 Drupal in Boston, and New England Drupal Camp in Providence, Rhode Island. She has also attended DrupalCon Seattle, DrupalCamp New Jersey, and attends the Boston Drupal Group events. Occasionally, she drops in on the Boston JavaScript, Vue, and CSS group meetups as well.

In her spare time, Aubrey knits. She's been a knitter since 2002, making socks (for herself and her boyfriend), hats, sweaters, shawls, and fingerless mitts. She owns two spinning wheels and even spins her own fiber! She also loves pub trivia and participates with her team every Tuesday night at a local bar. A board game enthusiast, Aubrey loves exploring new game stores and cafes when she travels. She's also left-handed and has always disliked it when her classmates took all the left-handed scissors in art class. 

Did you know...

Aubrey has a beer hop tattoo on her left wrist that she got in Montreal while she was there for a Drupal Camp a couple years ago!