Selwyn Polit

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Software Development Professional

With over two decades of experience, I specialize in building and designing software applications. As a passionate advocate for open source development, I've been immersed in the Drupal ecosystem since version 4.7 and enjoy contributing back to the project where ever I can.

I am really proud of my recent achievement: writing the book "Drupal at Your Fingertips: A Modern Developer's Quick Reference Guide."


Work Experience

Senior Drupal Developer

Mighty Citizen (2019 - Present)
As a senior back-end Drupal developer – I design, create, modify and optimize Drupal 10 modules with OOP PHP custom code.  I have integrated third party products such as Salesforce & Funnelback.  I work on optimizing complex multi-user workflows and implementing Drupal best practices.Whole Foods Market (Feb 2015 - Dec 2017)

Whole Foods Market (Feb 2015-Dec 2017)
As a senior Drupal developer, I worked on massive Drupal 7 and 8 sites. This included new modules, optimizations, automated testing, Fastly caching and data migrations.

Contract Drupal back-end developer at various agencies (2006-2019)

  • Isovera: Drupal back-end developer for large high-profile projects
  • Resort Scoop: Drupal lead developer for custom web app.
  • Polycot Associates: Lead Drupal Developer and Architect working on a variety of sites.
  • Communication Evolved,,, and Fount Creative: Contributed to diverse U.S. and international Drupal projects.

Technical Proficiency:

  • CMS: Drupal 7-10
  • Languages: OOP PHP, HTML, TWIG, JavaScript & jQuery, C, C++
  • Technologies: MySQL, Git, Composer
  • Environments: LAMP stack, MacOS, Windows, Acquia, Pantheon
  • Other: Agile methodologies, system architecture, documentation and communications




Additional Interests/passions:

Climate change, Electrical Engineering, psychology, peer counseling and thoughtful collaborative parenting, Permaculture, Carpentry and the art of building Indonesian- and Japanese-style tea houses. Quantum mechanics and computing. Playing guitar, drums, singing and making music. 

Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, I now reside in Austin, TX with my teenage son.