David Strauss is a long time Drupal community member, attending his first DrupalCon in Boston in 2008. Since then, he has been a regular contributor to Drupal performance enhancements, like the Bakery Single Sign-On System, and a major Drupal distribution - Pressflow. During his time, he also was a co-founder of Four Kitchens and later, also a co-founder of Pantheon. His focus has been, and continues to be on ensuring the performance and scalability of websites - especially Drupal websites.

In this installment of our 20 years of Drupal series, David joins Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers to talk about his experience in making contributions - not just upfront contributions like Bakery, but the ones he considers even more important - the behind the scenes performance enhancements and integrations that have helped make Drupal what it is today. David’s leadership in modules at the forefront, as well as critical back-end improvements, show all the ways that people can add to the community.

For a transcript of this video, see Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with David Strauss.

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