DerekWrightMusic.com is proudly built with the Pushtape distribution of Drupal, an open source content management system/framework used by many sites on the Internet with contributors from all over the world. When not making music, practicing Breema, and/or teaching, Derek is a computer scientist, programmer, and project manager. He is known as dww, a prolific contributor to Drupal with many roles over the years, and previously was a senior developer for the HTCondor High-Throughput Computing system at UW-Madison.
Usually, Derek has worked on the source code for different components and add-ons to Drupal, but sometimes he actually builds websites. Some of his other creations include:
- Daily newspaper
- Quarterly theoretical journal
- Radical/left bookstore
- Index of radical/left films and audio
- Honoring people killed on the job, including Derek's uncle Kelley
- Transformational arts organization
Previously, Derek was as an associate researcher for UW-Madison working as a senior developer and team leader on the HTCondor from 1996-2005. From 2002-2005, he had a joint appointment at Lawrence Berkeley Labs, helping to design data-aware grid computing systems.