Chris Brookins

Sr. VP, Engineering
Acquia, Inc.

Chris joined Acquia from Vertical Communications, where he managed engineering for several IP PBX and call centre products, and lead a large adoption of Scrum. Prior to Vertical, Chris managed engineering at Stylus Innovation, a telephony toolkit startup that was sold to Artisoft. At work, he is passionate about user and developer experiences and facilitating high performance teams. He is the proud father of 2 boys and a very amateur photographer, cook and tennis player. Chris earned his BS in computer science from Lehigh University.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 16:55
Over the last few months, we have been busy adding features to Drupal Gardens. We are especially excited about the new Drupal Gardens iPhone app that lets you use your iPhone to contribute photos and just about any content type to your site. This More...
Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 18:30
What do you get when you combine Acquians, BOFs, Drupal, a hackathon, paintball, and bowling? Acquia Engineering week, of course! Two weeks ago, nearly 70 members of the Acquia Engineering, Design, and OCTO teams gathered together for our 3rd annual More...
Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 10:00
Last month, we announced the launch of Enterprise Drupal Gardens, our OpenSaaS site factory platform.read more More...
Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:55
This sprint the Drupal Gardens team added several enhancements for both Drupal Gardens site builders and content creators. Site builders can now restrict sensitive or valuable forum topics to privileged users, like can already be done for most other More...
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:26
In this release the Drupal Gardens team continued enhancing our support for restricted content by adding visual indicators to help visitors see that certain users are privileged and certain content is restricted. By showing these indicators, site More...
Posted on Friday, February 3, 2012 - 20:57
This is the 21st in our series of Drupal Gardens 'What's New' posts, and we think this one is especially worth celebrating. Need to restrict valuable content on your site to only privileged users? Want to crop, rotate or resize uploaded images in More...
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 21:25
This is the 21st in our series of Drupal Gardens 'What's New' posts, and we think this one is especially worth celebrating. Need to restrict valuable content on your site to only privileged users? Want to crop, rotate or resize uploaded images in More...
Posted on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 00:07
Among the 75,000 sites created to date, Drupal Gardens has attracted many enterprise customers who have sites with significant traffic and demanding requirements. They must ensure that their site's content is properly categorized by the major search More...
Posted on Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 22:31
It's the details that matter. This Drupal Gardens release includes two important refinements that will benefit every website. First, any of your site listings or mashups created with Views can now take advantage of a new smooth-loading pager that More...
Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 23:50
Have you ever needed to quickly add audio, videos or images from the major web services like SoundCloud, Flickr, Vimeo, and BrightCove? Or wished you could control who can see certain parts of your site's content or user profiles? Now you can. With More...
Posted on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 23:14
Have you ever needed to quickly add audio, videos or images from the major web services like SoundCloud, Flickr, Vimeo, and BrightCove? Or wished you could control who can see certain parts of your site's content or user profiles? Now you can.read More...
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:19
To make your site stand out from the crowd, we know that designers and site builders like you need to craft unique web site experiences. To make this goal easier, the Drupal Gardens team recently made two powerful new modules available to all 60, More...
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:22
This release of Drupal Gardens has something for every site builder.  In particular, support for custom date/time fields has been one of the most requested features.  As is the Drupal Gardens norm, we kept the bar high and only added these modules More...
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:32
This release of Drupal Gardens has something for every site builder.  In particular, support for custom date/time fields has been one of the most requested features.  As is the Drupal Gardens norm, we kept the bar high and only added these modules More...
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 23:06
The Drupal Gardens service was recently updated with the following new features:read more More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 07:19
We are thrilled to announce that the 50,000th Drupal Gardens site has been created.  Thanks to all of you who made this milestone possible!  To celebrate this milestone we have updated Drupal Gardens with two major improvements to its powerful More...
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 11:07
We are thrilled to announce that the 50,000th Drupal Gardens site has been created.  Thanks to all of you who made this milestone possible!  To celebrate this milestone we have updated Drupal Gardens with two major improvements to its powerful More...
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:24
Recently the Drupal Gardens team has been working on both some exciting new major features (coming soon!) as well as simplifying the overall new user experience for those not familiar with the power of Drupal 7.  Recently we updated the Drupal More...
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 15:49
Recently the Drupal Gardens team has been working on both some exciting new major features (coming soon!) as well as simplifying the overall new user experience for those not familiar with the power of Drupal 7.  Recently we updated the Drupal More...
Posted on Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 21:22
The Drupal Gardens service was updated on 4/8/2011 with the following new features and bug fixes.   read more More...

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