Jeff Robbins is co-founder and chairman of Lullabot. He worked at O'Reilly as an illustrator and systems administrator as the World Wide Web came into being. He was involved in the early stages of the first commercial website, O'Reilly's Global Network Navigator, but left to start one of the first web development companies, Liquid Media, in 1993.
In 1994, Jeff's band Orbit signed to A&M Records. Over the next 6 years, the band recorded 3 albums for A&M, scored a modern rock top 10 hit, appeared on MTV and MuchMusic, and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada playing many radio festivals and the Lollapalooza tour.
Before co-founding Lullabot, Jeff developed web sites for Ringo Starr, Participant Productions, Adaptive Path, the Fearless Living Institute, and many others. He also ran a soundtrack music company called SomeMusic.
Jeff hosts Lullabot's Drupal podcast, manages Lullabot's consulting, education events, and media products. Additionally, Jeff has contributed over 20 Drupal modules and themes, including popular favorites such as LoginToboggan, and the Zen theme.
Jeff believes that free open source software doesn't need to be ugly and difficult to use. Along with Matt Westgate, he began Lullabot as a way to improve these tools and make them more accessible to companies and individuals who are looking for a non-proprietary solution with social relevance. Open source development makes the world a better place.
Jeff's band played the Lollapalooza tour in 1997.