Shannon Vettes

Drupal Core Volunteer, Program Manager, and Internets Teacher/Mentor in Paris

Shannon Vettes

Drupal Core Volunteer, Program Manager, and Internets Teacher/Mentor in Paris

I've always loved learning & believe that staying curious and open-minded is the real fountain of youth.

I've spent my life exploring the different fields of technology; it's how I stay engaged in this world. I've dabbled in things like coding and designing and found it fascinating. I'mdeeply passionate about good project management; ask anyone. I'm extremely committed to delivering good customer service. But,I think my true calling lies in building programs.

I am set on fire when someone says "we need to figure out how to do this program". I can't wait to dive in!

No matter what I'm doing, my teams quickly realize that I am someone who will bring a vast breadth of experience as well as a positive, dynamic ambiance, and together we will have a great time producing sites and apps we can be proud of!

I've also enjoyed contributing PM skills to the amazing team of people building the open-source content management system, Drupal. I loved being involved in the organization, innovation and definition of Drupal 8, and even thinking about Drupal 9 at times!

Project Management, scrum and agile are obsessions of mine. I frequently attend, and sometimes speak at, conferences (especially Drupalcons) and love teaching the occasional class at the HEC in Paris. Recently I've been honored to lead the Project Management Track for Drupalcons, and it's fulfilling to steer the content for PMs in this wonderful community!

When I'm off the clock I enjoy being a mom to Julian and Sophia, hanging with my frenchie hubs, exploring the city with friends, cooking, playing music, and I also write & tweet about life in Paris and all its quirks.

  • Work
    • Acquia
  • Education
    • BA French & Web Dev