From Disabled Veteran to Full-Stack Drupal Developer

Edmund Dunn (he/him)

As of August 2020, there are over 4.7 million disabled veterans in the United States. They are all dealing with a variety of disabilities connected to their time in the service. To say this is an under-represented group is an understatement. With the right help, these veterans can transition into the tech industry which is chronically short of developers of all stripes.

I received help and followed a path to becoming a Drupal developer. I will outline my path to becoming a Drupal developer through the VAs Vocational Rehabilitation Program and use it as an example of what disabled veterans can do to get started in Drupal. I will also speak to what employers can do to assist veterans who want to become Drupal developers.