Larry Garfield has been building web sites since he was a sophomore in high school, which is longer ago than he'd like to admit. As a freelancer he worked mostly for Chicago-area politicians before graduating to full time consulting with Palantir.net.rnrnAt Palantir, Larry is a Senior Architect and Consultant, developing solutions for medium to large educational and cultural institutions. He also helps manage Palantir's internal development infrastructure. rnrnLarry is an active Drupal core contributor, including the principle architect of the Drupal 7 database system and the Drupal 8 Web Services Lead. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Drupal Association. Larry holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from DePaul University.rnrnLarry is a regular presenter at DrupalCons and DrupalCamps, frequently talking about software architecture. He is a co-author of "Drupal 7 Module Development" from Packt Publishing, and has also been published in Drupal Watchdog. He blogs at both http://www.palantir.net/ and http://www.garfieldtech.com/.