Tadpole Collective Gives Back


Since 2013, Tadpole has been a Founding Supporting Partner and Empowering Contributor to CiviCRM, which means our members devote over 120 person-hours per year improving and testing the software.

As part of the core CiviCRM for WordPress maintenance team, Kevin Cristiano plays an integral role in the continuing development of the CiviCRM WordPress Integration product. Kevin is one of the maintainers of the CiviCRM-WordPress Integration component. He routinely contributes his time to working on enhancements, bug fixes, and upgrades in addition to taking the lead on testing all new CiviCRM release candidates to ensure ongoing compatibility with WordPress.

In New York City, Tadpole’s Dana Skallman heads up the monthly CiviDay activities, providing a forum for local CiviCRM users to come together for educational presentations and collaborative work sessions.


Tadpole Collective’s founding members met at the WordPress NYC MeetUp group, so we owe our very existence to WordPress. We recognize the value not only of open-source software, but of the communities that form around it, and we try to give back in a number of ways. Tadpole members regularly help organize both local and national WordCamps and WordPress Meet-Ups around the world (kudos to Tadpole founding member Rindy Portfolio for helping run the WordPress Meet-Ups in Kuala Lumpur). In addition, Kevin Cristiano volunteers his time to as one of the leads of the Community Team that handles the worldwide events for WordPress (known as WordCamps). Kevin is primarily responsible for the Global Sponsor Program, coordinating Accessibility needs for many WordCamps, working on GPL issues, and overseeing budget applications and grants to local WordCamps.


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