Organization:OpenConcept Consulting Inc.
Bio:Mike Gifford is the founder and president of OpenConcept Consulting Inc, which he started in 1999. Since then he has been active in developing and enhancing open source content management systems to facilitate client control over their content. Passionate about building communities of collaboration, Mike and his team at OpenConcept have worked with several national government & non-government organizations. Although having spearheaded the accessibility enhancements in Drupal over the last four years, Mike is now officially a Drupal 8 Core Accessibility Maintainer. Drupal is an open source content management system used globally and Drupal Core is created by a team of over one thousand collaborating international developers. Knowing the importance of accessibility to government agencies, Mike worked to improve the functionality of Drupal and awareness of accessibility issues within the community. OpenConcept has always worked to contribute new resources and build upon the best practices of others - collaboration is an essential element to the sustainability of the open source community and is fundamental to the work of Mike and his team.