Christefano Reyes

Christefano is CEO and Co-Founder of Exaltation of Larks. Having created his first weblog in 1994 and quite possibly the world’s first built-in searchbox for web browsers in 1996, he continues today as an active developer and innovator.

In addition to being a long-time contributor and organizer in the Drupal community, Christefano contributes to a growing number of Drupal-related projects and is the maintainer of the Shared Email and COPPA modules. He is a Drupal core contributor to Drupal 5, Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 and has been on the webmaster teams for Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org since 2008.

In his volunteer time, Christefano is one of the most active organizers in the Los Angeles Drupal developer community and is a founding member of the Greater Los Angeles Drupal, Coworking, Time Banking, Burning Man, Santa Barbara Drupal, Drupal California, Broward Drupal, San Gabriel Valley Drupal, Ventura Drupal, Startups and Drupal Fit groups.

Previous to his current work, he helped organize workshops and conferences for teenagers and led discussions about citizen journalism, intellectual property, and online identity and privacy rights. In yet another career, Christefano was a contributing writer and columnist for technology magazines and has been published in Macworld, MacAddict and MacDirectory. Even earlier in life, he was born naked and defenseless and managed to overcome all odds.

In 2006, Christefano was honored by Time Magazine by being selected as Person of the Year.