Jose Lopez has never met a website he could not build. His fascination with computers started the day he brought home his Commodore 64 from Toys R Us and taught himself BASIC. Since then, he has become an expert in PHP and MySQL, having wrangled with code on over 200 websites.
Jose was born and raised in Compton. During Elementary School, he encountered his first activist experience during the teacher’s union battles, and has remained active on progressive fronts throughout college, peaking during the massive ‘90s Bay Area organizing while studying Media at UC Berkeley. He worked in Los Angeles doing web application engineering for Hollywood Media companies, organizations and large charities (IFP.org, Moneypants.com, Robotech.com, The Red Cross) as well as innovative advertising and donations systems. Jose joined his organizing buddies from UC Berkeley to help found TUMIS. His work at TUMIS focuses on bringing the latest web technologies (ie., social networks, video, images) to a level that works for a client’s budget. Jose has built custom web applications for clients who need to track changes, share content, reach out for donations, and other progressive movement building materials. Jose understands that his role of web developer helps his clients focus on their message and the distribution of that message.