Gabe Carleton-Barnes

Gabe Carleton-Barnes

Technical Architect

In addition to being a semi-professional actor, a borderline-professional Magic: The Gathering player, and a far-from-professional travel blogger, Gabe spent 10 years as an actual professional at nonprofits before joining ThinkShout.

As the Systems Administrator at Ecotrust & The Wild Salmon Center, Gabe gained a deep knowledge of nonprofit technology needs and challenges, solved technical problems of many stripes, and gained a deep understanding of nonprofit culture. As the Operations Director for Immigration Equality, he helped a small non-profit grow from 7 to 17 employees, open an office in DC, form an Action Fund to lobby for political change, and built a unified database for tracking the organization’s constituents, contributions, and legal clients.

Gabe has a BA in Computer Science and Theatre from Oberlin College. Those seemingly isolated subjects describe his approach to building great technology solutions: collaboration in pursuit of a shared goal requires communication and understanding. Only with that understanding can we build successful software.

Gabe's Recent Blog Posts

Drupal 9: An AFAQ

There are already lots of articles out there if you want to get excited about Drupal 9, so we’re going to focus on the more practical questions with an AFAQ (Anticipated Fearfully Asked Questions).

The Great Hoodie Mystery

Gabe takes what would otherwise be an inane office exchange and ties it back to data structures.

Porting ThinkShout to Drupal 8

Bringing our open source contributions to Drupal 8

Free Salesforce and RedHen Trainings at BADCamp

Join us at BADCamp for two half-day trainings!

Video Tutorial - "Introduction to RedHen CRM"

We have a brand new video guide for setting up RedHen CRM.

Navigating Entity URIs: A Practical Example

Find out how to wrestle proper URIs out of all sorts of stubborn entities.

Chimpfestation, A Closer Look at the New MailChimp Module

There are plenty of features to go ape for in our latest beta release of the MailChimp Module.

Don't fear the monkey! Introducing a friendlier MailChimp module.

Changes to our MailChimp module.

Zen and the Art of Farmyard Maintenance

RedHen version 7.x-1.2.

Mandrill 1.3: playing nice and offering more! (updated: 1.4)

What's next for Mandrill.

Drupal Development a la ThinkShout: setting up your environment

The domain of developers is naturally fraught with some of the most obtuse configuration oddities.

7 Steps to Pain-Free Process Improvement for Growing Nonprofits

Common & problematic misunderstanding about whether problems are related to Process or Technology.

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