James is a part-time Freelance Software Engineer and full-time Software Engineer for Boston, MA based Acquia. He has two open source PHP libraries making use of UPS and Microsoft Exchange web services easier for the average developer. He is also a contributor for the Drupal CMS and is known as BassistJimmyJam on drupal.org.
During High School, James studied Computer Information Systems at the Center for Arts and Technology, Brandywine Campus. He sites his CIS teacher, Mr. Fuchs, for giving him the motivation he needed to continue his education and do what he loves. After graduating form Avon Grove High School in 2003 and receiving a certificate with platinum seal from CAT, he continued his education at Central Pennsylvania College in Summerdale, PA. Upon graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology in 2007, James started working as a full-time Software Engineer at WorkXpress, then known as Express Dynamics, LLC.
Looking to make some changes in life, James left WorkXpress in 2011 to join AllPlayers.com. As a web developer for AllPlayers.com, he managed a small team of developers and worked on Drupal and Drupal Commerce full-time and was able to contribute back to the community on a regular basis.
In 2014, James further solidified his commitment to Drupal by taking the position of Cloud Software Engineer for Acquia.
James’ specialties include Drupal programming and web services including Drupal Commerce. He has experience consuming many web services including Amazon Web Services (AWS), FedEx, Microsoft Exchange 2007/2010, WorkXpress, and UPS OnLine Tools. He has also written services including a measurement converter, language translator, and an FTP administration service. SOAP and REST are his preferred web service implementations. He continues to study and learn about about web services and Drupal, among other topics, to keep up with the latest technologies.