Jennifer Lea Lampton has been actively building sites with Drupal and participating in the open-source community since 2006. She maintains several of her own Drupal modules, and contributes issues & patches to many other projects as it relates to the needs of her work. Jen is a very active member in the Drupal community. She is the lead organizer for the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp), and was also on the organizing committee for DrupalCon San Francisco in 2010. Jen regularly attends Drupal Meet-ups in and around the San Francisco bay area, and drops in on many other Drupal camps and conferences around the world. Jen's primary focus for improving Drupal is to make things easier to use ("usability") and easier to learn ("learnability")
. Jen spent almost 2 years as the Twig "initiative" lead for Drupal 8, wrangling a ton of very awesome contributors to get Twig into core.
More recently however, Jen noticed Drupal shifting away from the grasps of the average web developer. Together with Nate "quicksketch" Haug
, Jen has become one of the Founding Forkers behind Backdrop CMS
. Standing proudly on the shoulders of Drupal 7, this Open-Source CMS will aim to deliver comparable features to Drupal 8, on a codebase more similar to that of Drupal 7. Improvements will be made to both learnability and usability, but all changes kept in check, since there's a cost that comes with change.