Larry Garfield

Larry Garfield has been building web sites since he was a sophomore in high school, which is longer ago than he'd like to admit. As a freelancer he worked mostly for Chicago-area politicians before graduating to full time consulting with

At Palantir, Larry is a Senior Architect and Consultant, developing solutions for medium to large cultural institutions. He also helps manage Palantir's internal development infrastructure.

Larry is an active Drupal core contributor, including the principle architect and maintainer of the Drupal 7 database system. He is also a member of the Drupal Association Board of Directors and was one of the organizers of DrupalCon Chicago 2011. Larry is a Zend-certified PHP 5 developer with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University.

Larry is a regular presenter at DrupalCons and DrupalCamps, frequently talking about software architecture. He is a co-author of "Drupal 7 Module Development" from Packt Publishing, and has also been published in Drupal Watchdog. He blogs at both and Larry is available for other speaking and writing engagements.

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