Author, speaker, trainer, Emma Jane Hogbin Westby, has been delivering public presentations and workshops for over 20 years. She loves to teach and inspire others and is best known for her presentations technical presentations on the content management system Drupal and non-technical presentations on retaining women in IT and small business in the global economy. As of the spring of 2011, Emma can also speak with in-depth experience on enhancing a political campaign with social media tools. Her fun approach to very technical topics never fails to engage even the greatest of technophobes. If you're interested in having Emma speak at your event, or you are interested in hosting a workshop, please get in touch.

Her books are available on Amazon (Git for TeamsFront End Drupal, Drupal User's Guide, and Drupal's Building Blocks).

Upcoming Engagements

  • LOPUG - Reverse Engineering People - London - March
  • Git Merge - New York - April
  • OSCON - Git for Teams (workshop) - Austin - May

Past Presentations

Below is a selection of past conference presentations and workshops.










  • A Tour of the GBCN Web site with its builders (Hanover) [slides]
  • On-line Promotion, Ontario CONTACT (Mississauga) [slides]
  • HICK Tech (conference chair, Owen Sound)


  • Accessibility training for the City of Owen Sound
  • Web Site Action Plan, Business Enterprise Centre (Owen Sound)


  • Documentation, Libre Software Meeting (Bordeaux France)
  • Presentation Boot Camp, Toronto Perl Mongers
  • Presentation Boot Camp, KW LUG
  • Presentation Boot Camp, BGLUG


Drupal User's Guide

Drupal User's Guide

Site building for Drupal 7. Includes in-depth information on Drupal's most popular site building modules, SEO and accessibility. Two complete case studies are included in the book along with the tools you'll need to build (almost) any Web site with Drupal.

Available from Amazon.com.

Front End Drupal

Front End Drupal

The industry go-to for learning theming in Drupal 6. A great companion to Lullabot's book, Using Drupal.

Available from Amazon.com.


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