We are proud to announce that Velir’s very own Kevin Quillen has received his Drupal 9 Grandmaster certification! Kevin is one of only 11 people worldwide to receive the certification, and the first developer outside of Acquia to receive the certification in the United States.
To receive his Drupal Grandmaster credential, Kevin completed and passed the Acquia Certified Developer, Acquia Certified Back-End Specialist, and Acquia Certified Front-End Specialist exams for Drupal 9. He knows the process well as he received his Drupal 7 Grandmaster certification. Kevin was one of only 160 developers out of thousands in the Drupal community to become a Drupal 7 Grandmaster.
"We’re extremely proud of Kevin for this impressive accomplishment, and for being the first U.S. developer outside of Acquia to achieve Drupal 9 Grandmaster certification. We’re eager to see how his mastery of the latest version of Drupal will help our clients create innovative, engaging audience experiences the platform."— Chris brady, Partner Alliance Manager
Kevin’s Drupal 9 Grandmaster certification comes on the heels of our recent transition to becoming an Acquia Gold Partner. Both achievements reflect our continued commitment to Acquia’s digital experience platform (DXP) as one of the main platforms we use to help our clients build successful websites and our excitement about its growing capabilities.
Check out some recent articles he has contributed around Drupal 9:
- Dockerize Storybook for Drupal 9
- Progressively Decoupled Experiences with ReactJS in Drupal 9
- Integrating a CKEditor plugin with Drupal 9
- Migrating Field Groups from Features in Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
He will also be virtually representing Velir at DrupalCon, which takes place during April 12-16, 2021.
Talk to one of 11 worldwide Drupal 9 Grandmasters by signing up for an appointment to meet with us at DrupalCon. If you’re not attending the conference, reach out to talk more about how we can help you leverage Drupal 9 for your next project.