Expert Matters is a media site built on Drupal 6 and meant to showcase content based on organic popularity and to categorize it intelligently based on automated feature extraction as well as manual editorial input.
I began work on Expert Matters along with consultants from Acquia who trained a team of developers including myself in Drupal development. Over a six-month period I became a full-fledged Drupal themer with some experience in module development through designing and implementing features from front to back-end.
I was able to learn a great deal from the back-end developers, and vice versa, as we all were new to the technology and patterns. In addition, my specialized area of theme-building was a challenging exercise as I worked with a design team used to completely custom-developed sites and pixel-perfect mockups.