Jim Birch

Drupal Engineering Manager

Jim not only helps to lead our team of Drupal Developers, he also helps Kanopi clients turn business needs into manageable digital solutions, and turning Kanopi's great designs into a reality.

Jim is an internet professional who can bridge the gap between technical staff and business goals with specialties in Drupal development, Front End development, Content Strategy, and SEO. He also specializes in planning, architecting, and developing digital projects for clients in the Education, Exhibition, Floor Coverings, Government, Publishing, and Technology industries.

Jim is a seasoned technology speaker having written and presented sessions at DrupalCon North America, Drupal Camp Northern Lights, Bay Area Drupal Camp, Open Camps at the United Nations, WordCamp Chicago, Twin Cities Drupal Camp, DrupalCorn, Texas Camp and many Chicago area meetups. He also writes about web development at http://jimbir.ch and has been featured in the Drupal Watchdog magazine, Drupal Planet, and The Weekly Drop/Drupal Association Newsletter. He’s also Acquia certified.

Jim is the former organizer of the Drupal Chicago Meetup Group and along with a great group of volunteers, helped runs MidCamp, the Midwest Drupal Camp, and was an administrator of the Chicago group on Drupal.org.

Outside of work, Jim loves to make pizza and pasta by hand, advocate for animal nonprofits, play organ and theremin, and take long walks on Cape Cod.


SEO, Drupal, Git, HTML, CSS, Twig, Sass, Less, Performance, and Accessibility

Favorite Game


Favorite Places

Cape Cod, Maya Riviera, Galapagos Islands, the 606, his backyard in Chicago

Did you know?

Jim knows way too much about theremins.