• Hi, my name is Jacob Rockowitz.

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  • Work

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Drupal 8 website

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Drupal 8

    The redesigned Memorial Sloan Kettering and Gerstner Graduate School websites launched on a beta release of Drupal 8 in the April, 2015. I recommended and led the migration of the MSKCC website from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8. The project included the porting of custom and contrib modules, as well as building custom solutions for functionality not yet available in Drupal 8, functionality includes LDAP integration, forms, page layout, SEO, and search.

    MSKCC' Drupal 6 website featured on Drupal.org's homepage.

    Drupal: Open Source Content Management System

    Drupal 6

    In 2010, I migrated Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to Drupal 6. The case study I wrote about my experience and approach for building MSKCC' Drupal 6 website was featured on Drupal.org's homepage. In 2015, I lead Memorial Sloan Kettering's early adoption of Drupal 8. Over the past 8 years, I have contributed dozen of modules back to the Drupal community.

    Cancer Prediction Tools

    Cancer Prediction Tools

    YAML Form

    Cancer Prediction Tools are based on clinical research publications, which are converted to web services that contain the research's algorithm exposing the calculation's inputs and outputs. This information is transformed into webforms built using a YAML based form builder, with interactive graphical results.


    My Custom Built Content Management System


    Like many developers, I built and maintained a custom "homegrown" Content Management Systems for many years. This experience made me truly appreciate Open Source CMS solutions, like Drupal. The custom CMS I built was called the Inettool.

    Jake's Bodega

    My First Website

    Jakes Bodega

    Jake’s Bodega, is my first website, it highlights my artwork and used the big blue house that I grew up in as the metaphor for the site structure. Using this website, I got my first job as an HTML coder and spent the next several years working for several ‘Dot Com’ companies.

  • Webform Module For Drupal 8

    The Webform module allows you to quickly build forms that are flexible and completely yours.

    Recently, I decided to focus all my Open Source contributions on one project, which is to provide the Drupal 8 and Open Source community with a form builder and submission manager. Over the past year, I developed the YAML Form module which became the Webform module for Drupal 8.


    The Webform module is a powerful and flexible Open Source form builder and submission manager for Drupal 8. The Webform module for Drupal provides all the features expected from an enterprise proprietary form builder combined with the flexibility and openness of Drupal.

  • Articles about Webform

    Hear what people are saying about the Webform Module for Drupal 8.

  • Drupal 8 Module of the Week - Webform
    @ dev.acquia.com

    “In a multi-billion dollar market for online form and survey builders, there aren’t a lot of open source solutions; the combination of Drupal 8 plus Webform is unmatched”

    How to Make an Advanced Webform in Drupal 8
    @ www.ostraining.com

    “One of our OSTraining members asked us how to make a user input form in Drupal 8. We're going to recommend using the Webform module, which has just had a major update.”

    Getting NYU onto YAML Form

    “In the end, the requirements were fulfilled, and very little custom work had to be done to get the features and functionality we needed out of YAML Form. I can highly recommend it to anyone that needs to collect information through forms on their Drupal 8 site.”

  • Tweets about Webform

    See what people are tweeting about the Webform module for Drupal 8.

  • Speaking

    Watch my past presentations about MSKCC, Drupal 8, YAML, YAML Form, and most recently the Webform Module for Drupal 8.

  • Talking Drupal #254 - Webform - New Features

    Listen to my discussion on Talking Drupal about the latest enhancements to the Webform module.

    DrupalEasy Podcast 224 - Jacob Rockowitz, Ted Bowman

    DrupalEasy Podcast 224 - Jacob Rockowitz, Ted Bowman

    We talk with Jacob Rockowiz about the Webform variants and A/B testing and Ted Bowman about Drupal 9 info.yml files.

    Talking Drupal #221 - Live from GovCon

    Talking Drupal #221 - Live from GovCon

    Listen to my discussion with Stephen Cross at Drupal GovCon talking about Webform, Drupal, GovCon, and more.

    Webform module for Drupal 8 @ NERD Summit 2019

    This presentation explores how to build a simple contact form and an event registration system.

    Behind the Screens Episode #278 with Jacob Rockowitz

    Behind the Screens #278 with Jacob Rockowitz

    From YAMLForm to WebForm, Jacob spearheaded the port of Drupal's most popular form builder into D8. Why take on such a task? When is the first stable release? All that and more as BTS returns!​

    Talking Drupal #168 - Open Source Sustainability

    Talking Drupal #168 - Open Source Sustainability

    Listen to my discussion about the open source sustainability with “A group of guys with one thing in common... we love Drupal.”


    Webform: There is this for that
    @ DrupalCamp NJ

    One of the key mantras in the Drupal is “there is a module for that, ” and Webform is the module for building forms for Drupal 8.​

    Keynote Contrib Panel
    @ DrupalCamp Atlanta

    Jacob Rockowitz (Webforms), Damien McKenna (Metatag), and Ryan Szrama (Drupal Commerce) discuss contributing back to Drupal.

    DrupalEasy Podcast 201
    Jacob Rockowitz - Webform

    Jacob Rockowitz joins Ted Bowman and Mike Anello to talk about the current state of the Drupal 8 Webform module and its path to Drupal 8 and beyond.

    Webform 8.x-5.x
    @ DrupalCon Baltimore

    This presentation from DrupalCon Baltimore introduces the latest version of the Webform module for Drupal 8.

    Lullabot Podcast

    Lullabot Podcast Episode #220
    Building a Sustainable Model for Drupal Contrib Module Development​

    Matt and Mike talk with Webform 8.5.x creator Jacob Rockowitz, #D8Rules initiative member Josef Dabernig, and WordPress (and former Drupal) developer Chris Wiegman about keeping Drupal's contrib ecosystem sustainable by enabling module creators to benefit financially from their development.

    Building Webforms in Drupal 8

    This presentation helps get you familiar with the Drupal 8 version of the Webform module, and hopefully will inspire you to use this module to build awesome forms.

    Talking Drupal #155
    Drupal 8 ​WebForm

    Listen to my discussion about the Webform with

    “A group a guys with one thing in common... we love Drupal.”

    Webform 8.x-5.x
    @ Drupal 4 Gov

    The same presentation from DrupalCon Baltimore for Drupal 4 Gov introduces the latest version of the Webform module for Drupal 8.

    YAML Form: The Other Form Builder
    @ Drupal NYC Meetup

    This presentation demonstrates how to use the YAML Form module to easily and quickly build awesome forms and surveys. Topics include a brief introduction to YAML, Drupal's Form API (FAPI), and how YAML and FAPI are being used by the YAML Form module.

    YAML, What is it good for?
    @ Drupal NYC Meetup

    This presentation is general introduction to YAML and how it is being used in Drupal 8. It also includes a general introduction to the YAML Form module.

    Memorial Sloan Kettering: Adventures in Enterprise Drupal 8
    @ DrupalCon Los Angeles

    In this presentation, project members from MSK, Phase2, and Digitas will explore the decision to take the leap to Drupal 8 and the reality of building in D8 while it is still a beta.

  • Upcoming Presentations

    Meet me in-person at one of my upcoming presentations.

    DrupalCamp Atlanta | November 2-4, 2017

    Webforms for Designes @ Design4Drupal

    Thursday, June 27 2019 @ 3:30 PM

    This presentation will introduce designers to the Webform module for Drupal 8. We will explore how designers can leverage the Webform module to create visual appealing forms with engaging user experiences. We will discuss the three big digital concerns for designers: visual design, user experience, and information architecture.

    DrupalCamp Atlanta | November 2-4, 2017

    Webforms for Government @ DrupalGovCon

    Thursday, July 5, 2019 - 10:00 AM

    This presentation will explore how governments can leverage the Webform module for Drupal 8 to build accessible forms that securely collective massive amounts of data. We will discuss three big digital concerns for governments: accessibility, security, and scalability.

  • How can I help you?

    Get the most out the Webform module and Drupal 8


    Learn how to use the Webform module for Drupal 8.


    Help improve the Webform 
    module by contributing code.


    Hire me to help you with the Webform and Drupal 8.

  • About Me

    I am a passionate, professional, and personable developer.

    I am a passionate, professional, and personable developer. I feel my job is to make other people's job and life easier when they are using a computer, whether they are an end-user filling in an application, a site builder building a web page, or developer reading and learning from code. The best way to achieve this goal is to listen, learn, and respond to people using my software.


    Drupal, its community, and mission align with my personal philosophy, which is "...build the best open source content management framework—one that represents the newest ideas and best practices...". Still, it is always a challenge figuring out how one fits into an Open Source community and I have realized that I and the Drupal community benefit the most by having me do one thing and doing it well; that one thing is maintaining the Webform module.

    The Webform module is my Open Source project while my career is about building large enterprise websites and applications using Drupal.

  • How can I help you?

    Webform Support

    If you need support and/or help with the Webform 8.x-5.x module.
    Please open an issue on Drupal.org

    Help with your Project

    If you need help with implementing Webform 8.x-5.x and/or Drupal 8 and would like to hire me.

  • Contact Me

    Please note that I cannot respond to support requests related to the Webform module,
    please post all questions to the Webform Issue Queue or Drupal Answers.

    Jacob Rockowitz
    271 9th street
    Brooklyn, NY, 11215
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