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Jody Hamilton

Co-Founder / CTO
  • Acquia Certified Grand Master Developer 2015
  • Acquia Certified Developer: Back-End Specialist 2014
  • Acquia Certified Developer: Front-End Specialist 2014
  • Acquia Certified Developer 2014
I am passionate about the quality of our work and I maintain high standards for my team. I am deeply committed to the projects I lead, typically coming up with solutions for them at all hours. I care about my employees and I'm proud to be able to help them have a fulfilling career and a good life. I love the freedom and information access the web provides, and that open source software brings. Where else in this world can you share something with everyone for nothing?

I'm a Drupal expert (full stack). I do technical architecture, strategy, development, consulting, and developer training. I've worked on hundreds of Drupal projects since I began as a freelancer in 2006. I co-founded Zivtech in 2008. I'm proud of the work I've done with my team at Zivtech. We have never had a failed project and we have saved many projects who came to us for a rescue. Over the years we've grown from being Drupal development experts to a full service web agency. We are constantly improving our processes to give the best service to our clients, learning from every project. We've been good open source citizens, giving back to the community as we work.

I'm a creative and thoughtful person, with a strong analytical mind. Problem solving is my preferred creative outlet and I enjoy finding and fixing problems on all layers of the stack. I am never defeated by a bug. I also like designing simple and intuitive user interfaces. Before I discovered software engineering I had other creative pursuits including song-writing. Many of my teammates here are also musicians, as it requires similar strengths to our work. My values guide me and reflect in my business: integrity, honesty, simplicity, focus, fairness, attention to detail.

I grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated from Harvey Mudd College in California in 2000. I worked as a high school math teacher for a year, as both math and teaching are strengths of mine. I also worked in a lab coat for a number of years as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry where I ensured quality throughout new drug synthesis projects and got in trouble for being on the internet too much. I live in East Falls (Philadelphia) with my slightly excessive number of pets.

Contributions & Projects

Zivtech loved DrupalCon New Orleans! We provided two all day trainings and three informative...
Type: Speaking, Sponsorship
Drupaldelphia 2016 was a great success. Zivtech sponsored the camp and hosted the after party at...
Type: Speaking, Sponsorship
Our CTO Jody Hamilton traveled to San Jose to attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference. She led...
Type: Speaking

Blog Posts

February 16, 2017
- Digital Strategy
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- Web Development
September 22, 2016
- Resources
August 12, 2016
- Resources
August 05, 2016
- Resources
July 29, 2016
- Resources
July 22, 2016
- Resources
July 15, 2016
- Quality
July 08, 2016
- Resources
March 24, 2016
- Resources
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- Web Development
January 18, 2016
- Quality
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- Web Development
December 18, 2015
- Quality
November 23, 2015
- Digital Strategy
November 20, 2015
- Web Development
November 16, 2015
- Design
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- Devops
October 30, 2015
- Quality
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- Web Development
October 23, 2015
- Quality
October 09, 2015
- Quality
October 02, 2015
- Web Development
April 03, 2015
- Community
February 19, 2015
- Web Development
April 16, 2013
- Digital Strategy
November 20, 2012
- Quality
November 19, 2012
- Quality
October 10, 2012
- Resources
October 08, 2010
- Quality
September 14, 2010
- Web Development
May 05, 2009
- Community
November 14, 2008
- Web Development
November 06, 2008
- Web Development
October 07, 2008
- Web Development
June 16, 2008
June 11, 2008
- Security
April 10, 2008
- Web Development
April 09, 2008

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