Jake has been working with the web since 1998, and started with a brief background in HTML/CSS, moving into PHP/MySQL and web application programming. After almost 8 years of PHP/MySQL programming, he discovered Drupal, and his life was changed forever, making complex tasks simple with a framework built for extensibility and efficiency. Jake has extensive experience with the Drupal framework with over 1600 commits to his name (http://drupal.org/user/159141). He has been a speaker at many Drupal events including DrupalCons and DrupalCamps.
Jake works almost exclusively with Drupal 7 now, and has invested hundreds of hours into learning and expanding on the new Drupal 7 APIs, including upgrading his 960 grid system based Omega base theme (http://drupal.org/project/omega), which promises to be one of the most powerful base themes in Drupal 7.
Jake also recently relaunched his blog (http://himerus.com) on Drupal 7.