October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world



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Legislative Advocate, Drupal Enthusiast
Michael Ross is a 54 year old California native who has worked in or, around the California State Legislature since 1977. As a registered Lobbyist, Michael specializes in Republican based Consumer Protection Issues and has worked on the passage or defeat of over 2, 500 bills, resolutions and amendments. In previous legislative sessions, Michael has weighed in on a variety of issues ranging from: Lemon Automobiles, Pet Sales and Item Pricing to Sports Franchise Relocation, Telecommunications (Sub-minute Billing), and officially defining the terms Malware and Spyware. To support his efforts, Michael is a credentialed teacher, law school graduate and hopefully budding drupal designer who has worked for not-for-profits, bought and sold domain names, run a newspaper and dabbled both international affairs and business. This legislative session, Michael focused his attention on language he is sponsoring in three measures: Financial literacy (AB 597 – Enrolled – to Governor for signature); Tax exemptions for consumers who invest in NYSE and NASDAQ companies headquartered in California (AB 577) and California’s official foreign relations stance regarding (supporting) Israel (ACR 65)., Personally, Michael is season ticket holder to the Oakland A's and avid collectibles collector who specializes in Sports Memorabilia, with the focus being pocket schedules, bobbing head dolls and plates. Michael also collects Cookie Tins, loves to cook and has traveled to over 40 states and 40 countries., Michael can be reached by email at ssorleahcim@comcast.net or phone: 916.923.2215.