User Bio

Full name: Mike Stewart
Company: Zaferia Web Works
Website: http://zaferia.co
Twitter @MediaDoneRight
Interest: Drupal Service Provider

I'm a dad and a husband. I'm a geek. tinkerer. musician. an artist in earlier life. I like philosophy and love good beer. Sometimes at the same time. I love that I can say I have a BS in Info Systems. haha. I was a Drupal freelancer for a few years. Then in early 2011 I launched a start-up web shop based in Los Angeles,,, ok, technically in Long Beach. I work with long time friends and folk I know through my years of Drupal organizing. I'm always on the lookout to work with other fun experts (current-or-soon-to-be experts) of their domain. Designer? Themer? Code head? Do-er? Let's connect.

I'm very active in the LA Drupal community. I can be found on IRC as MediaDoneRight.

Here be dragons

I'm a FOSS advocate. But don't worry, I won't advocate during my session. (much :-P)

Haha! ... if you care, here's my Drupal FOSS elevator pitch :) Drupal is one of many great open source projects. However, sometimes I notice people using Drupal that are unaware of the negative proprietary and closed practices of Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Sony, Nintendo, Google, Amazon (AWS), _____ etc. FOSS has grown from playing catch-up into many very mature projects and is now the innovator on many fronts. As time marches on and you're not running FOSS on your "device" for the majority of "what you do," I challenge you to really *ask yourself* why not? And if you continue to justify proprietary/non-free does it ultimately help or hurt you?