Drew Machat is a Drupal and Django expert, having built a number of highly-trafficked sites, such as The New Republic and National Review Online. Drew has developed tools to assist the creation of editorial content and the management of site advertising. He has also driven the creation of a number of innovative, app-specific solutions involving extending frameworks, notably utilizing Raphael to construct maps and graphs for trackstatedollars.org and building a node.js app and jquery plugin for the page state feature on The New Republic.
For the National Review Online, he was part of the rebuild that saw the migration of over three hundred thousand posts from over thirty content types. He led the rewrite of their subscriptions system with Stripe and also built a custom interface for managing the homepage.
Prior to Alley Interactive, Drew managed the rollout of Ology.com’s rollout of Drupal 7, specifically the Organic Groups module, in which he wrote the custom plugins.
An active developer in the Drupal community, Drew has been involved with SF Drupal Users Group (SF DUG), Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCAMP) and DrupalCon Chicago. In his spare time, Drew wrote a plugin for a sports bar in downtown NYC so patrons could see what games were scheduled to be played on the TVs.