Robert has been involved with Drupal and DevOps since 2004. He wrote the first book published about Drupal and collaborated on the three editions of “Pro Drupal Development". A very pro-active community builder, he led Drupal's involvement in the first Google “Summer of Code” program and has been a member of the Drupal Association General Assembly since 2006. He co-founded the German Drupal-Initiative in 2008 and joined Acquia as a consultant and advisor. Robert's largest code contributions to Drupal have come in the form of the Apache Solr module and the Memcache module, both of which were started in 2007. He joined Commerce Guys full time in 2012, after being on the company's advisory board since its inception, and was promoted to Vice President of Customer Satisfaction for Platform.sh in 2015.