Scratch-your-own-itch code contributions from individuals and organizations are essential to the success of any open source project. However, these tactical contributions need to sit within a strategic vision as the project scales and grows. As we’ve seen in the Drupal 8 development cycle, strategic initiatives can be difficult to execute within a largely volunteer-based, do-ocracy culture.
Tiffany is the CEO and co-owner of Palantir.net. She has over 15 years of Internet consulting and development experience and extensive experience providing information architecture and usability consulting for a wide variety of clients. Tiffany has a BA in Mathematics from Northwestern University, where she focused on mathematical modeling and human computer interaction, and is the Treasurer of the Drupal Association Board of Directors.