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I'm Kevin. I live in Salem, Mass with my wife and little boy and I build software.
Kevin Hankens


Experienced Web engineer with a focus on usability and performance and a love for Vim and regular expressions. Presently employed as a Senior Software Engineer for Acquia. Formerly managed receiving in excess of 1MM page views daily. Have completed several system/database migrations in high traffic environments and worked with several high profile enterprise companies who are customers of Acquia. Currently maintain several community projects on GitHub and

Engineering Proficiencies:Ruby, PHP, C, Javascript, MySQL, MongoDb, CSS, XHTML, HTML

Systems Administration Proficiencies: Linux and UNIX administration, Apache, MySQL

Software/Framework Proficiencies: Drupal, jQuery, Vim, *nix CLI tools, Git, SVN, CVS, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash


Acquia, Inc. October 2008 - Present
Burlington, MA
Engineer on the Acquia Cloud Site Factory team, managing massive-multisite installations of Drupal with up to 45,000 concurrent sites. Assisted several enterprise-level customers in migrating to Drupal and developing an efficient development workflow using Agile techniques. Drupal implementations from business spec, mentoring and classroom training, website performance testing and tuning, database migrations.

VeloNews (Competitor Group, Inc.) July 2007 - October 2008
Boulder, CO
Web Development, LAMP Systems Administration, Traffic Analysis/Ad Trafficking

MediaPower, Inc. February 2006 - July 2007
Portland, ME
Web Development, LAMP Systems Adminstration, Search Engine Marketing

USA Telephone August 2005 - February 2006
Kennebunk, ME
Web Development, Unix/Linux/Windows Systems Administration, Asterisk PBX/Web services integration


University of Iowa January 1998 - May 2001
Iowa City, IA
B.A. in Communication, English/Linguistics Minor

Minnesota State University, Mankato August 1996 - December 1997
Mankato, MN
Classes in computer science, including programming and database development