December 22, 2011
Drew Blessing, a Linux System Specialist at Educational Service Unit 10 in Kearney, was recently named the
winner of the first ever Community Verifier contest on the Liferay
website. Liferay is the portal software site for ESU 10. Drew receives "Featured Developer" status for the month
of February. Drew is an avid participant in the Liferay community, involved in the
BugSquad, Community Verifier program, and enjoys helping other community
members on the message boards and IRC. Drew became familiar with Liferay in
late 2010 and is working to integrate other open-source products with Liferay
Portal to create a custom learning environment for students. As part of this
initiative, Drew is leading two new community projects. Drew enjoys programming
and has experience in a wide range of languages including PHP, Java and Perl.
Drew graduated from Chadron State College in 2010 with a degree in
Information Management Systems and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in
Management of Information Systems.