Benjamin Melançon






A co-founder of Agaric, a web development and strategy consultancy which helps people create and use powerful Internet technology, Benjamin lives and works to connect ideas, resources, and people.

Benjamin is a programmer and web application developer specializing in Drupal, an libre software content management system. As a worker-owner of the Agaric cooperative he has worked on web sites for higher education institutions (Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology), renowned for-profit companies (Studio Daniel Libeskind and Zeit Online), innovative social enterprises (MASS Design Group, and not-for-profit health organizations (Partners In Health and the National Institute for Children's Health Quality. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on a Commonwealth Scholarship and studied journalism, economics, political science, and information technology. He was awarded a grant in the inaugural round of the News Challenge of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for 2008.

A founding elected director of the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, Benjamin has supported numerous artistic, journalistic, and social ventures. In 2010-2011, he led 34 authors in writing of the 1,100 page Definitive Guide to Drupal 7. More recently, he has been helping build the Drutopia platform.

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