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Andrea Soper

Senior Engineer and Training Lead

At Palantir, Andrea is a TL;DR (technical lead and developer resource). She has been working with Drupal since she discovered it as a PHP developer at version 4.6 around 2006. She is a Drupal core mentor and organizes new contribution sprints at DrupalCon and several Drupal camps around the country. She has also done Drupal and PHP development work in a variety of sectors, enjoying the education and non-profit sectors the most. Andrea has a B.S. in Information Technology.

Things to Know

Andrea’s perfect pizza is a thin-crust, New York style with any kind of meat. The kind you fold in half and eat. Dante's in Chicago on Armitage comes pretty close. She just started reading Brandon Sanderson's Elantris. The best advice anyone has given her was when she was a new mom, but it applies to just about everything else too. A nurse at the hospital told her to ignore all the advice and trust her gut. Everyone wants to give you advice after you've had a baby, but in the end, you have to make your own choices. Have the confidence to do the things you'll feel good about having done, and don't compromise or regret.