Jay Epstein, Drupal Developer

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I'm a freelance web developer based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since leaving a career as an IT Director in the Aerospace Electronics industry in 2011, I have settled into the Drupal ecosystem and have found success as a site builder/data architect. I currently am a senior Drupal developer with Traktek Partners, LLC based out of Andover, MA.

My IT background dates back to the mid-80's when mainframes were the norm, DOS was a mystery to most and the web was a very simple place. 

Current Projects and Happenings


  • Sweet!!!!!!! Drupal 8 achieves RC1 on October 7, 2015. I'm looking forward to diving into the new world of Drupal 8. And, I have a brand new dev build beginning mid October that will be on Drupal 8! Can't wait! Here's more info on D8.
  • The Drupal for beginners class part 4 at the South Florida Drupal Users Group in October, 2015 wraps up a 4 month, in-depth instruction series on getting up to speed on Drupal's learning curve ladder. Special emphasis was placed on the Relativity Data Model and some of the tips and tricks I have learned along my own learning curve ladder.


  • I was honored to be a guest on the DrupalEasy podcast with hosts Mike Anello, Ryan Price and Ted Bowman. Check out the podcast here.
  • I'm teaching a Drupal beginners program at The South Florida Drupal Users Group in Delray Beach, FL. The first two meetups brought a great crowd of enthusiastic Drupalers wanting to learn Drupal along with the Relativity data model together as one. Session three is scheduled for late September and will delve into accelerating the students through data architecture, Views and introducing the strategy to compact data back ends with elegance and speed. For those curious people reading this... you've heard correctly... NO taxonomy. Yep, really :)


  • The Broward Drupal Users Group is now part of a tri-county Drupal initiative to conduct local meetups in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and organized with the same dedication, feature richness and Drupal-Love that Broward Drupal has offered since late 2009.


  • I'm presenting at the Florida DrupalCamp 2015. Check out the session: http://bit.ly/1N57DQI
  • I co-organize the Broward Drupal Users Group in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It's our 5 year anniversary in April. Amazing how fast those 5 years went.
  • I am honored to be included in the website data architecture/site build for Florida DrupalCamp 2015. Historically, DrupalCamps have created their anual camp websites using the COD Distro. This year, I was asked to implement the Relativity Data Model in lieu of COD.