BioMiguel Hernandez is the Founder & Head Geek of The OpenMindz Group, an IT consulting and web development firm in Los Angeles. He is a co-organizer for LA Drupal & enjoys giving back to the Drupal community any way he can. He was selected to the Core (patch) testing team for testing.drupal.org in 2009 where he flexes his longtime QA skills. He started fixing computers in the early 90s & learned HTML when the ¨new¨ internet was unveiled but not until he was a part of the multi-team effort to rebuild the Ticketamster site from the ground up in 2001, did dynamic websites pique his curiosity. Shortly thereafter, he started teaching himself various programming languages & applying his skills.
In a previous life, he studied Gerontology at USC where he also worked for various, high profile projects which included the Spanish-Speaking Alzheimer´s Disease Research Program (SSADRP). While at SSADRP, at the age of 18, he was the only undergraduate doing graduate-level Alzheimer´s research in the nation back in 1992.
While he loves Drupal, open source software & giving back to the community, he hates writing in 3rd person.