Tara, the dev

I’m known in the WordPress & Drupal worlds as sparklingrobots.

I am a backend developer, currently leading the Developer Relations team at Automattic. Previously, I worked at Pantheon, Universal Music Group, Electric Citizen, Triangle Park, and ran my own digital agency for arts organizations.

I presented at WordCamp EU in 2020.

I contribute to #WPDiversity. In the Drupalverse, I’m the lead of Drupal Diversity & Inclusion, the founder of the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Contribution Team, a member of the Community Working Group, and a core mentoring maintainer. I’ve been a track chair for DevOps & Infrastructure for DrupalCon Minneapolis/Global, and a community track chair for DrupalCon Amsterdam and Barcelona.

Appearances

Outside the open-source-iverse, I write, ride my bike and play board games.


Open source blog

Tara with her ukulele on the North shore of Lake Superior.
Year Nine.

 It feels like an unbelievably long time since last August 31, 2020.  I mean, yes, this po…

2020 Presentations

I gave a bunch of talks this year: Command Line Basics for WordPress WordCamp Miami (Feb 29) Albuque…

2020 Travel Schedule

Hey, pals! Here's where I'm speaking, showing up or otherwise spreading the Pantheon/open …

Day 58: Use the command line.

I have been working lately on a few educational offerings for artists and arts administrators–…

Day 25: Lessons learned in mentoring and Friday night in the French Quarter

Mentoring If you think someone is in the wrong place, find the right place for them. Ask people how …

Day 24: Day 3 of DrupalCon

Lessons for next DrupalCon: Don't just sit there feeling sorry for yourself: Go talk to the peo…

Day 23: Day 2 of DrupalCon

I have a big jumbled bubbling stew of ideas related to visibility, outreach, community and belonging…

Day 22: Day 1 of DrupalCon

DrupalCon Day 1 “People struggle to choose the open web.” -Josh Koenig, Pantheon Man, there is a LOT…

Day 18: DrupalCon Tips

Inspired by poettersbetters' article on prepping for DrupalCon, I thought I would share a few t…

Day 1: DrupalCon Mentoring

I signed up for my free (!) DrupalCon ticket today. It's in New Orleans this year, and will be …